Rep. Diana DeGette

Democrat  •  1st District, Colorado  •  9th Term  •  Sworn In 1997
Current Term 2013 - 2015 View All


A fourth-generation Coloradoan, DeGette was born in Tachikawa, Japan on July 29, 1957 while her father served in the armed forces. She graduated with honors from Colorado College in 1979 and earned a Juris Doctor degree from New York University in 1982. She then returned to Denver and began a successful law practice focusing on civil rights and employment litigation.

Long active in Denver politics, she was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1992. She was reelected in 1994 and chosen as minority whip. She authored a law that guarantees Colorado women unobstructed access to abortion clinics and other medical care facilities, popularly known as the "Bubble Bill." She also authored the state Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Act, a model for similar cleanup programs. Read More...

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