State Rep. Crisanta Duran, majority leader in Colorado’s House of Representatives and the first Latina to hold that position, was described as a rising star to watch.
In her address to the Democratic National Convention, she followed the template laid out by dozens of speakers. Her family faced challenges and overcame them. Hillary Clinton supports the types of policies that will help others like Duran succeed.
Describing herself a sixth generation Coloradan, Duran also reminded people that many Latinos have deep American roots.
Duran was able to “break glass ceilings” despite being a “shy little girl from Northglenn and Arvada” with a family that worked hard but still needed food stamps at one point.