RIO GRANDE COUNTY— Representative Daneya Esgar will be the keynote speaker at the Rio Grande County Democratic Party’s First Annual John F. Kennedy Dinner to be held on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the High Valley Community Center in Del Norte.
Esgar is the Majority Caucus chair in the Colorado House of Representatives. She is also the chair of the Capital Development Committee, vice-chair of the Health, Insurance, and Environment Committee and a member of the House Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resources Committee and the House and Transporation and Energy Committee.
Esgar was re-elected to her seat in 2016. Before assuming office she worked as a journalist and community organizer.
In her two terms in the Colorado House of Representatives, Daneya has emerged as an effective leader that brings home real results for the people of Colorado. In three years, she has passed more than 25 laws that have addressed a gamut of issues affecting Coloradans. She has worked to treat the opioid crisis and increase health care access, fought for energy consumers and sought solutions to put Coloradans back to work.
This journalist-turned-advocate has brought the values she learned in southern Colorado to the statehouse, earning and embracing the nickname “Representative Pueblo.” Never ashamed to stand up for her community and the wellbeing of Coloradans, Daneya has proven to be an effective legislator who is unafraid to work across the aisle to move Colorado forward.
The dinner will also include appearances by candidates for governor: Lietunant Governor Donna Lynne, Erik Underwood, surogate Gabrielle Aragon for Mike Johnston and a surrogate for Cary Kennedy; candidates for attorney general: Joe Salazar, Brad Levine and Michael Dougherty and candidates for the 3rd Congressional District Diane Mitsch Bush and Chris Kennedy.
Tickets are $35 payable at the door which opens at 5:30 p.m. An RSVP is required by Monday, Oct. 23 to [email protected] or 719-588-8255 (leave message).
Sponsors for the dinner are also being sought. Sponsorship levels are Bronze $40-$50, Silver $60-$90, Gold $100 and Platinum $150+.