October 15

Denver, CO — Senator Rachel Zenzinger (D-Arvada) recently received the “2019 Legislator of the Year” Award from the Economic Development Council of Colorado for her outstanding work supporting economic development excellence. The “2019 Legislator of the Year” Award is given to a legislator who has demonstrated leadership by building consensus across the political spectrum to successfully pass bills to strengthen Colorado’s economy, infrastructure, and workforce.

“I believe it is critical that we analyze and ultimately support policies, regardless of party or politics, that help hardworking Coloradans and create a thriving environment for businesses,” said Senator Zenzinger. “That has been my guiding principle since 2016, and I am proud to have not only adhered to it, but to be recognized for it.”

Senator Zenzinger is a member of the powerful Joint Budget Committee that is responsible for protecting the state’s financial standing and crafting its $42 billion budget. She was integral in writing and passing the 2019-20 balanced budget that funded free all-day Kindergarten and made a historic $300 million dollar investment in transportation infrastructure.

“The Economic Development Council of Colorado is proud to honor Senator Zenzinger for this special recognition,” said Tammy Fields, Board Chair, Economic Development Council of Colorado. “Colorado is privileged to have legislators that demonstrate collaboration and strong leadership by advocating for important public policy which supports industry and economic development initiatives that strengthen Colorado’s economy.”

For more information about Senator Zenzinger’s priorities and legislation carried during the 2019 session, please visit: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1106537889465&ca=29f368b7-7c64-4030-9fd8-4636392cee97. For more information about the award, please visit: https://edcconline.org/edie-awards/.