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Preceded by  Sue Schafer

Name  Jessie Danielson
Political party  Democratic Party
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Alma mater  University of Colorado Boulder
Education  University of Colorado Boulder
Residence  Wheat Ridge, Colorado, United States

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Jessie Danielson is an American politician. She is an elected member of the Colorado House of Representatives from Wheat Ridge, Colorado. A Democrat, Danielson was first elected in the November 4, 2014 general election. Danielson represents State House District 24, which encompasses Wheat Ridge, Golden, Edgewater, Applewood, Fairmount, Mountain View, and Lakeside. The district is entirely within Jefferson County.



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Danielson is a resident of Wheat Ridge. She was born in Greeley and was raised on her family's farm near Ault, graduating from Highland High School. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder. Her work experience includes America Votes working on election strategy and public policy, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado as Political Director, and an independent living center that assists the disabled in living independently.

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Danielson is a former chair of the board of directors for Emerge Colorado, and a former board member of both NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado and ProgressNow Colorado.

2014 election

On January 12, 2014, incumbent State Representative Sue Schafer opted out of seeking a fourth term. On January 21, 2014, Danielson announced her candidacy in a press release.

Democratic primary

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On January 12, 2014, local Edgewater City Councilmember and Democrat Kristian Teegardin filed his candidacy for the seat. Danielson's filing created a primary race for the Democratic nomination. To qualify for the primary ballot in Colorado, candidates are required to win at least 30% of the vote of seated delegates at nominating assemblies held by political parties. At the March 29, 2014 Democratic assembly, Danielson received 58 out of 99 votes cast (or 58.6%), with Teegardin winning the rest; meaning both candidates qualified for the Democratic primary ballot. Danielson, with the most votes, won "top line" on the primary ballot.

The Democratic primary was held as an all mail-in ballot election ending at 7:00 P.M. on June 24, 2014. Danielson defeated Teegardin, thereby becoming the Democratic nominee for the November 4, 2014 general election.

General election

Having won the Democratic Party primary, Danielson faced Republican Joe DeMott—who was unopposed in the Republican Party primary—on the 2014 general election ballot. Danielson went on to win this election, which ended on November 4, 2014.

2016 election

Danielson ran for a second two-year term in the 2016 general election. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary election. Republicans nominated Joy Bowman as the Republican candidate for the general election during their nominating assembly. Boyman later withdrew from the race, and the Republican HD-24 vacancy committee appointed Danielson's 2014 opponent, Joe DeMott, to fill the Republican vacancy on the 2016 general election ballot.

General election

Danielson defeated DeMott in the 2016 election, winning a second term.

70th General Assembly

Colorado's 70th General Assembly convened on January 7, 2015, at which time Danielson was sworn in. The new Speaker of the House Dickey Lee Hullinghorst appointed Danielson to the following committees:

  • Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
  • Public Health Care & Human Services
  • Local Government
  • 2015 session

    During the 2015 session, Danielson introduced and sponsored the following bills:

  • HB15-1018: Protecting Seniors from Elder Abuse
  • HB15-1079: Funding for Teen Pregnancy and Dropout Prevention Program
  • HB15-1133: Continue the Colorado Pay Equity Commission
  • HB15-1220: Medical Care for Victims of Campus Sexual Assault
  • HB15-1242: Patient Caregiver Designation Requirement of Hospitals
  • HB15-1259: Permitting Residential Rain Barrels
  • HB15-1324: Implementing Student Learning Objectives Processes
  • SB15-132: Empowering Students In Higher Education Funding
  • SB15-178: Continuing the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Commission
  • HJR15-1012: Renaming a Section of Colorado HWY 93 in Memory of Jefferson County Sheriff's Sgt. David Baldwin
  • 71st General Assembly

    Colorado's 71st General Assembly convened on January 11, 2016, at which time Danielson was sworn in. The new Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran appointed Danielson Speaker Pro Tempore of the House and to three or its committees:

  • Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
  • Public Health Care & Human Services (vice chair)
  • Appropriations
  • References

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