pettersen-headshotBrittany Pettersen is beginning her third term representing House District 28, which includes most of Lakewood. She is chairwoman of the Education Committee and a member of the Public Health & Human Services Committees. Rep. Pettersen also is the House majority whip.

Rep. Pettersen has a long record of helping Colorado’s students and working families. Her education portfolio includes bills to increase the number of preschool slots in the state and provide incentives for aspiring preschool teachers; put $30 million into new tuition assistance programs to help more Colorado students go to college; make it easier for Coloradans to put their income tax returns into a college savings account; help homeless kids to attend college and high school dropouts to complete high school requirements at a community or junior college.

She also sponsored a slew of bills to help working families find quality affordable child care, while allowing parents to stay in the workforce and pursue a career.

Rep. Pettersen has nearly a decade of experience working for candidates, issues and nonprofits. Before running for office, she worked for New Era Colorado – a nonprofit dedicated to engaging youth in state and local government.

She is a fourth-generation Coloradan and has lived in Jefferson County nearly her entire life. She put herself through college and became the first in her family to graduate from college.