Lorena (Lorena) Garcia (D-35)

State Representative Lorena Garcia

Lorena (Lorena) Garcia (D-35)
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Capitol: 303.866.2964
FAX: 303.866.2218
District: 303.435.3480
Colorado House of Representatives
Room 307 Colorado State Capitol 200 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203-1784
200 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203-1784
Residence:Denver, CO

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Lorena Garcia has been supporting communities throughout Colorado for more than 15 years, by developing and executing meaningful and effective life changing programs and policies. Dedicated to serving nonprofit organizations her entire career, Garcia works tirelessly to build up the dignity of marginalized communities by co creating programs and services that are relevant to the community that drive confidence and success. Touching the lives of people both Colorado and around the globe, Garcia also supported communities in Nepal and Nicaragua, helping them create self-sufficient, circular economies that allow them to thrive in their isolated areas. As a candidate HD 35, Garcia is committed to community driven representation and leadership. Garcia is running because she believes the path to change must begin with innovative leaders who will work as tirelessly as she has for the interests of the community. She is dedicated to supporting a state where thriving means every individual has access to economic opportunity, no matter where one lives, family origins, gender or race. Garcia stands behind her belief that we can have a strong educational system that begins with early childhood education for all, to help prepare our next generations to successfully face the challenges we leave for them. It must start with leaders who value all people and invest in their education and health, while understanding that one shoe does not fit all. Our local school districts should be supported in adopting and implementing standards assessments, not grade assessments, and our health care system needs to be a public good with the support for local communities to meet the unique needs of their residents. These two commitments alone will ensure that economic status is no longer predicated on access to healthcare or higher education. Garcia also believes that we can pass laws that protect the planet while also ensuring a just transition for those who work in the O&G industry at the same time. As a veteran organizer, social justice activist and nonprofit leader who has worked in the interest of the public good throughout her career, Garcia has led important fights for family sustaining economic policies, for adequate funding for public transportation, civil rights protections to protect women's reproductive independence, at the State Capitol and at the ballot box. As a 7th generation Coloradan on her father's side and first generation on her mother's side, Garcia's family background mirrors many families in HD 35. Her commitment to the well-being of families can be tied back to her own as the youngest of six siblings and aunt of 16 nieces and nephews. She and her wife Jaimi, have been married for 11 years and they have called this area their home for 8 of those years. Garcia has a Bachelor's in film studies from CU Boulder and MBA from The George Washington University.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 01/06/2023    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Jaimi   
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