Naquetta (Naquetta) Orchid Ricks (D-SH40)
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Representative
Colorado House of Representatives
Room 307 Colorado State Capitol 200 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203-1784

District Office:
200 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203-1784
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2022
Committee Assignments
MemberHouse Committee on Business Affairs and Labor
MemberHouse Committee on Public and Behavioral Health and Human Services
Counties Representing
Arapahoe

Bio

As a young girl, I fled a Civil War in my native country, Liberia, and resettled in Aurora. Since then, I have had the opportunity to live what now seems like an impossible American Dream. After graduating from Aurora Central, I earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Business Administration from Metro and CU respectively. I am the proud mother of a 24 year old daughter and I've worked hard to provide for her and operate a successful small mortgage brokerage business. I've dedicated my life to improving my community by helping build economic knowledge, capacity, and attainability for immigrant and low income communities. I serve on various community boards, and find joy in helping people reach their goal of home ownership through affordable housing as a mortgage broker.

I'm running to ensure that whether you are a new immigrant or a fifth-generation Coloradan, you are given an equal opportunity to succeed in life. This means fighting at the State House for policies that expand quality of life for our residents. We must expand apprenticeships, vocational training and continued access to education. One of my primary focuses is stable, long-term affordable housing. Transparency and accountability in legislation and politics is critical to restoring faith in our government, and those elected to serve the people. As an accountant, cutting inefficiency and abuses will be at the forefront of my work. I will combine my education and professional experience to help ensure Colorado continues to be a state that operates by and for the people.