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Colorado Rep. Leslie Herod Reflects on the 2019 Legislative Session

"The 2019 legislative session might have ended on May 3, but Colorado Rep. Leslie Herod is still working. On Tuesday, Gov. Jared Polis signed eight bills she sponsored into law. The octet focused on criminal justice—including parolee voting rights and “ban the box,” an effort to eliminate questions about criminal history on initial job applications."


"It’s all part of what has been a busy year for the Denver Democrat, who also took on several leadership positions, including leading the Black Democratic Legislative Caucus of Colorado and chairing the House Finance committee. As the representative to Colorado’s 8th District, which encompasses much of Northeast Denver, her legislation covered a wide variety of issues, but focused on a criminal justice reform agenda, which she outlined when I profiled in her 5280’s February issue. Earlier this month, we sat down to discuss the session, unfinished business, and her summer plans (spoiler: she’ll be busy)."




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