Senator Cheri Jahn
About Senator Jahn:Senator Cheri Jahn is a single mother and small business owner from Wheat Ridge. In her eight years as a member of the State House of Representatives and two full years in the Senate, she has stood up for those who would not otherwise have their voices heard. She was elected to the Senate District 20 seat in 2010, and in 2012 she served as a member of the Finance and Business, Labor and Technology committees. Senator Jahn understands the value that comes from a hard day’s work. She received her Paralegal degree from the Community College of Denver while running her business and raising her three children. She has been actively involved with the Stevens Elementary PTA, the Everitt Middle School Accountability Committee, and co-chair of the Jefferson County Schools District Accountability Committee. She also worked as a victim advocate and first pager responder, often responding to calls in the middle of the night. She volunteered over 7,000 hours to the Victims Services for several local police agencies. In the State House, Senator Jahn used her experience running Colorado Housekeeping Services to bring common sense approaches to small business and economic development issues. She fought to offer incentives to retain and grow small businesses in the state as well as increase tourism funding. Senator Jahn understands strong economic development policies create a stronger job market that benefits all Coloradans. She has a long record of standing up for Colorado’s seniors, veterans, and the disabled. She was a founding member of the Fitzsimmons Nursing Home Task Force and Advisory Board. The United Veterans Committee of Colorado twice recognized her as Legislator of the Year for her work in defense of our veterans. She sponsored and passed a bill to allow the disabled to choose their own in-home caregivers to afford them the dignity they deserve. In 2008, she received the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the Economic Development Council of Colorado, the Common Sense in the Courtroom Award from the Civil Justice League, and the National Design-Build Distinguished Leadership Award. In her 10 years of legislative experience, Senator Jahn has worked hard to build bridges across the aisle because she firmly believes good policy comes from good collaboration and thoughtful dialogue. Her focus is always on what is best for the people of Colorado, and she believes there is never a wrong time to do the right thing.