The Colorado Democratic Party recognized International Women’s Day (March 8) and National Women’s History Month by releasing an honor roll of Democratic women from Colorado who are providing leadership to the state at every level.
U.S. Representative Diana DeGette, dean of the Colorado congressional delegation and the national leader on funding for embryonic stem cell research. (Photo)
First Lady Jeanne Ritter, who has worked with educational challenges in Colorado and as a missionary and Peace Corps volunteer in the continent of Africa.
Lt. Governor Barbara O’Brien, who has been a pioneer in representing the needs of children in Colorado, even before she was elected to her new post.
Colorado State Treasurer, Cary Kennedy, who brings a new level of excellence to the office through her experience as a chief budget officer in the state legislature.
Senator Joan Fitz-Gerald, president of the Colorado Senate and president of the national Democratic Leadership Campaign Committee, devoted to good governance at the state level. (Photo)
Colorado State Party Chair Pat Waak, who worked in Africa, Asia, Latin America with Peace Corps and the U.S. Agency for International Development, before focusing her attention on democratic participation in Colorado. (Photo)
Former Denver City Councilwoman Elbra Wedgeworth, who successfully promoted the site selection of Denver for the 2008 Democratic National Committee Convention, while looking after the needs of the people in her district.
“We are proud to honor these and other elected and volunteer officials throughout the state,” the announcement reads on the Colorado Democratic website. “They spend every day working to improve the health and well-being of the citizens of this state.”
A partial honor roll in addition to the above: