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Daneya EsgarDEMDemocrat State Representative, District 46
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COResidence (state)

Daneya Leigh Esgar is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives. She represents District 46, which covers a portion of Pueblo County. She was elected to her seat in 2014, succeeding Leroy Garcia. In November 2020, Esgar's colleagues elected her to serve as majority leader of the Colorado House of Representatives for the two-year term beginning in January 2021.Esgar is a lifelong Pueblo resident and an alumna of Colorado State University Pueblo. Before taking office, she worked as a journalist and community organizer. She is openly lesbian and is a member of the Colorado House's LGBT Caucus.Esgar previously served as the House Majority Caucus Chair. She is also the chair of the Capital Development Committee, the vice chair of the House Health, Insurance, & Environment Committee, and a member of the House Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resources Committee and the House Transportation & Energy Committee.

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Education3 - 3 of 1
Colorado State University at Pueblo
BS Mass Communication
1997 - 2001
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Majority Leader
Colorado State House of Representatives
2021 - Current
Representative
Colorado State House of Representatives
2015 - Current
Former Majority Caucus Chair
Colorado State House of Representatives
Lead Community Organizer
Southern Colorado, Colorado Progressive Coalition
2011 - 2013
Retirement and Retention Advisor
Upward Bound, Pueblo Community College
2010 - 2011
Program Advisor
Upward bound, Colorado State University at Pueblo
2009 - 2010
New Student Coordinator
Colorado State University at Pueblo
2008 - 2009
News Producer
KOAA-TV
2000 - 2008
Other Experience1 - 22 of 22
Member
Emerge Colorado
2013 - Current
Member
One Colorado’s Strategic Assessment Group
2013 - Current
Member
Pueblo = Equality
2012 - Current
Member
Colorado Jobs with Justice, Steering Committee
2012 - Current
Precinct Co-Chair
Pueblo Democratic Party
2012 - Current
Member
Celebrity Server
2012
Member
Power to the People Committee
2012
Fellow
Center for Progressive Leadership, Colorado Political Leadership Fellowship
2011
Volunteer
Pueblo City Council Election
2011
Volunteer
Share the Burden Food Drive
2011
Member
PCHC, Early Intervention Services, Consumer Advocacy Committee
2010 - Current
Executive Board Member
Pueblo Chamber of Commerce
2009 - 2010
Member
Leadership Pueblo
2010
Member
El Pomar Foundation
2009 - Current
Member
Young Woman’s Real World Conference
2009 - Current
President
Southern Colorado Equality Alliance, Pueblo’s LGBTQ Advocacy Non-Profit
2008 - Current
Former Chair
Capital Development Committee, Colorado State House of Representatives
Former Member
Transportation and Energy Committee, Colorado State House of Representatives
Former Member
Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resources Committee, Colorado State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Joint Budget Committee, Colorado State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Appropriations Committee, Colorado State House of Representative
Former Vice Chair
Health, Insurance and Environment Committee, Colorado State House of Representatives