Release: New House Majority Elects Emerge Colorado Alums to Key Leadership Positions

  • Nov 5, 2020
  • Emerge Colorado


November 5, 2020 

Contact: Michal Rosenoer

(828) 577-3541


New House Majority Elects Emerge Colorado Alums to Key Leadership Positions

Denver, CO—Colorado House Democrats today elected six Emerge Colorado alumnae and former members of the Board of Directors to key leadership positions:

  • Rep. Alec Garnett, Speaker of the Colorado House, former board member
  • Rep. Daneya Esgar, Majority Leader, alumna
  • Rep. Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez, Assistant Majority Leader, alumna
  • Reps. Meg Froelich and Lisa Cutter, Majority Caucus Co-Chairs, former board member and alumna respectively
  • Rep. Monica Duran, Majority Caucus Co-Whip, alumna

“Voters elected the most women to the state House in Colorado’s history, and we’re grateful the Democratic caucus is recognizing and elevating the leadership of women in their ranks,” said Michal Rosenoer, Executive Director of Emerge Colorado.Women voters are the backbone of Democratic electoral wins across Colorado, and women deserve to be at the top of the leadership team for the caucus. COVID-19 and the impacts both on public health and the economy have hit women – and especially working women – the hardest; the House Democrats have made some great choices today to ensure a diversity of perspectives as they plot a recovery for Colorado.”

More on Emerge Colorado:

  • Emerge Colorado is the state’s premier recruitment and training program for Democratic women seeking elected office across the state
  • Since 2012, Emerge Colorado has trained over 450 Coloradan women to run for office
  • During the 2020 election, Emerge Colorado had 39 women on the ballot, with 24 wins and three races still too close to call
  • Emerge Colorado is sending five new alumnae state legislators to the 2021 session of the Colorado General Assembly, for a total of 18 alumnae serving as state legislators

For information on Emerge Colorado please visit their website at