|Colorado House of Representatives District 5|
|January 12, 2011-Present|
|January 14, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$45/day in Denver area, $183/day outside|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Bachelor's||University of Denver|
|J.D.||University of Colorado School of Law|
Duran earned her BA in Public Policy and Spanish from the University of Denver. She went on to receive her JD from the University of Colorado School of Law.
Duran was a legal counsel for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7. She has also worked as executive assistant for Family Star. Duran also had a fellowship for Alex Martinez of the Colorado Supreme Court. In 2008, she was political director for the Senator Mark Udall United States Senate campaign.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Duran served on the following committees:
|Colorado Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Appropriations, Vice Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Duran served on these committees:
|Colorado Committee Assignments, 2011|
Duran won re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 5. She ran unopposed in the June 26, 2012, Democratic primary. She defeated Ronnie Nelson (R) and Victor Forsythe Villacres (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Colorado House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Crisanta Duran Incumbent||74.3%||20,483|
|Green||Victor Forsythe Villacres||3.8%||1,058|
|Colorado House of Representatives, District 5 General election (2010)|
|Crisanta Duran (D)||13,668|
|Ronnie Nelson (R)||4,148|
Duran's website lists the following isssues:
- Job Creation
- Excerpt: "Successful job growth depends on ensuring that Colorado has a fair and reasonable tax structure, affordable housing, access to quality healthcare that drives down high costs, convenient and efficient transportation and a strong education system."
- Corporate Accountability and Fiscal Responsibility
- Excerpt: "I will work to keep state government and those who benefit from your tax dollars accountable by consolidating duplicate programs and demanding results to the policy issues that face us."
- Local Business Development and Growth
- Excerpt: "I believe we must support local companies during this economic downturn and make it easier to start a small business."
- New Energy Economy
- Excerpt: "As jobs are created in the renewable energy sector, we must ensure there is a plan for continued job growth in the industry."
- Stabilize Colorado's Budget
- Excerpt: "Evaluate increasing revenue through corporate taxes but not for working class families in this tough economy."
- Create Jobs that can Pay Bills
- Excerpt: "Ensure corporate accountability by evaluating those that receive tax incentives are actually creating stable jobs."
- Excerpt: "I will work to expand access to early childhood education because it gives students the best chance to have long term success. I will seek to ensure our schools are well funded and able to provide a quality education for all of Colorado's children. I will work to keep higher education affordable and to support continued investment in the Auraria Campus."
- Small Business
- Excerpt: " I will work to keep higher education affordable and to support continued investment in the Auraria Campus."
- Excerpt: "I will work to keep higher education affordable and to support continued investment in the Auraria Campus."
- Excerpt: "I will work to ensure that Colorado continues to lead the nation and world in the New Energy economy."
- Equal Rights for All
- Excerpt: "I support equal rights for all people regardless of age, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation."
- Promoting Renewable Energy and Protecting the Environment
- Excerpt: "Conservation issues are a top priority of mine. We need to promote Colorado's New Energy Economy by creating quality green jobs."
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Duran raised $76,494 in contributions. 
His four largest contributors were:
|Colorado State Conference Of Electrical Workers Small Donor Cmte||$4,125|
|American Federation Of State County & Municipal Employees||$2,500|
|Colorado Education Association||$2,125|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Crisanta + Duran + Colorado + Legislature
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- With big push , Colorado legislative session to end Wednesday - Denver Post
- Colorado governor signs bill for illegal immigrants' in-state tuition - Denver Post
- Colorado ASSET bill deemed a real asset to state's undocumented students ... - The Colorado Statesman
- Balance of Power airs tonight at 9:30 p.m. on KTVD My 20 - 9NEWS.com
- Governor lobbies to name Denver branch library for Corky Gonzales - Denver Post
- House GOP gets playful payback with this year's edition of Hummers - The Colorado Statesman
- Rural energy renewables mandate passes House - kdvr.com
- About 200 Rally For Immigration Reform In Denver - CBS Local
- The more they heard, the less they liked - Julesburg Advocate
- Colo. session ends with gun laws, civil unions - Westport-News
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- Crisanta Duran's campaign website
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Crisanta Duran facebook page
- Crisanta Duran twitter page
- ↑ Colorado Secretary of State, - 2012 Primary Candidate List
- ↑ Colorado Secretary of State, Official Primary Election Results
- ↑ 2010 contributions
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