Iman (Iman) Jodeh (D-41)

State Representative Iman Jodeh

Iman (Iman) Jodeh (D-41)
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Capitol: 303.866.2919
FAX: 303.866.2218
District: 720.220.2157
Representative
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:Aurora, CO

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Bio

Growing up in Aurora, I went through the Cherry Creek School system, going to Ponderosa Elementary then Prairie Middle School then Overland High School. We played sports, visited the mountains, and watched the Broncos on Sundays. At eight years old, I started working in our deli on the weekends and school vacations, standing on a stool to reach the cash register. When I was 13, my grandfather died and my father went back to Palestine to attend to family matters. I ran the deli that fall as I continued my studies. That deli holds a huge place in my heart. Located at 17th and Logan in Denver, we had the deli from the late 80's until 2001. I grew up there and it shaped my perspective. After getting my Bachelor's in Political Science, I earned a Master's in Public Policy to deepen my understanding of politics and how the government works. I started Meet the Middle East in 2008 because the need for healing and understanding between Americans and the Arab and Muslim communities still existed. In that role, I have been engaging with entities ranging from Children's Hospital to the US District Attorney's Office. I've also been serving in the classroom, educating students at the University of Denver and in Denver, Aurora, Cherry Creek, and Littleton Public Schools. I've also continued community organizing and lobbying. Formerly, the Deputy Political Director, I am now the Community Advocate & Liaison for the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado and work to engage and empower communities to advocate for themselves at the Capitol as well as testifying in support of or opposition to bills. Identifying the need to come together in the face of bigoted policies in early 2017, the Colorado Muslim Society, the largest and oldest mosque in the Rocky Mountain Region, appointed me as their first female Spokesperson and as a member of the Executive Committee where I now play a leading role in representing Muslims on a variety of social justice areas statewide.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2022
Counties Representing
Arapahoe