Adrienne Benavidez

Speaker Pro Tempore


Rep. Adrienne Benavidez represents House District 32, which includes Commerce City and parts of unincorporated Adams County. Rep. Benavidez serves on the House Judiciary; Finance; and State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committees as well as the legislative oversight Committee concerning the Treatment oPersons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal Justice System.

Rep. Benavidez sponsored several bills to fight for Colorado workers, including a bill to ensure CDOT public-private initiatives pay their construction workers a fair wage, and a bill to require public project contractors to use apprentices where possible to help open up high-quality job opportunities and develop skilled workers. Rep. Benavidez has also sponsored important legislation on criminal justice reform and mental health.

Rep. Benavidez is an attorney and management professional. She is a former executive director of the City of Denver’s Department of General Services, which handles city purchasing and manages 128 city buildings. Previously, she directed the state Division of Finance and Procurement under Gov. Bill Ritter.

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Adrienne Benavidez