Representative Elizabeth Velasco represents House District 57 in western Colorado. She is the first Latina to represent this rural-resort part of the state. As a new American, she is proud to join the Colorado House of Representatives for the 2023 session. Rep. Velasco has worked in language access for over 10 years.
She is a small business owner, running an interpreting and translation agency. She is a wildland firefighter and public information officer and worked in the services industry. She also worked in education as a paraprofessional and later on as an adjunct professor with Colorado Mountain College. Ongoing challenges faced by working families and lack of action from previous representatives in her community led her to run for office.
Rep. Velasco intends to expand the electorate, deeply engage constituents in creating policy solutions, and prioritize community resiliency, water quality and access, protecting our natural resources in rural Colorado, and support for working families.