Assistant Majority Leader
Representative Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez grew up in North Denver where she continues to reside with her husband of 15 years and three young children. From early on in life, she knew that she wanted to be of service to others and improve education and services for those in her community that did not have the same support and opportunities that she was afforded.
As the first in her immediate family to graduate from college, Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and began a career in human services. She has worked in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice fields for the past 17 years in the City and County of Denver. She is currently the Director of the Denver Collaborative Partnership where she has championed systems-level change within the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice systems. She has also served as a Governor appointee on the Tony Grampsas Youth Services State Board for the past 4 years. She continues her work with youth and families to ensure their needs are met through a holistic approach.
In 2018, Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez was elected to the Colorado State Legislature- serving her first session in 2019 as a State Representative for House District 4 in Northwest and West Denver, the same community in which she was raised. She is currently serving her second term and was recently elected as the Assistant Majority Leader in the House. She sits on the Finance and Public Health and Human Services committees. She is also a member of the Colorado Democratic Latino Caucus. She is a legislative appointee to the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez remains committed to working with the community and putting forth legislation to help others.