Crisanta Duran, Candidate For Colorado HD5 Seat, Wins Primary Race

Top Quote Duran Poised To Be Colorado's Youngest Latina Legislator. End Quote
  • Denver, CO (1888PressRelease) August 12, 2010 - Crisanta Duran, Democratic candidate for Colorado State House of Representatives' 5th District (, was declared the winner in yesterday's primary race.

    Despite a series of negative attacks leveled by her opponent days before the election, Ms. Duran won in convincing fashion, garnering over 57% of the votes. She is expected to easily win the general election in November against a relatively unknown Republican opponent, positioning her to become the youngest Latina state legislator in Colorado's history.

    "Over the past year, our campaign has knocked on thousands of doors in a countless number of neighborhoods across the district. The thing we heard again and again is that people are genuinely concerned about the shape of their neighborhoods and the state of the economy," said Ms. Duran. "We built a positive campaign around the promise of building bridges between all of our District's neighborhoods and to help get the economy back on track."

    Ms. Duran served as Political Director for Senator Mark Udall in his successful 2008 U.S. Senate race where she effectively organized women, diverse community members, labor, seniors, and the LGBT community. In 2008 she was elected to serve as President of the Colorado Young Democrats and acted as a Democratic National Convention Delegate. Ms. Duran has also worked on legislation to promote workers' rights at the Capitol and negotiated contracts with multi-billion dollar corporations to provide stable wages and affordable health care to thousands of workers and their families throughout Colorado.

    "I'm humbled, of course, by the overwhelming support our campaign received," says Ms. Duran. "But the race is not finished yet, we still have a general election to win. There's plenty of good work still to do in front of us."

    More information on Crisanta Duran and her campaign for State Representative in Colorado is available on her website:

    About Crisanta Duran
    Colorado-native Crisanta Duran has community ties to House District 5 and Northwest Denver that go back twenty years. Ms. Duran earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado School of Law after graduating from the University of Denver. In 2004, she assisted in now Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar's U.S. Senate campaign, and was Political Director for Senator Mark Udall in his 2008 U.S. Senate campaign. Ms. Duran was elected to serve as President of the Colorado Young Democrats and was served as a Democratic National Convention Delegate. For more information on her campaign, visit

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