Meet six women who were firsts in Colorado civic life. This year, Colorado's House of Representatives made news when women comprised a majority of its lawmakers. Today's history-making legislature has roots in the stories of Colorado women who were the first to break barriers in their state. This discussion, moderated by celebrated local journalist Anne Trujillo, brings together elected and former officials who were the first to serve in their roles as senators, house speakers, and lieutenant governors.
Polly Baca, the first Latina elected to the Colorado Senate
Crisanta Duran, Colorado’s first Latina Speaker of the House
Gail Schoettler, the first woman to serve as the State Treasurer and Lieutenant Governor in Colorado
Lola Spradley, the first woman Speaker of the House in Colorado
Brianna Titone, the first transgender woman in the Colorado legislature
Angela Williams, the first African American female to serve as the House Majority Caucus Chair
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