CO-07: Brittany Petterson (D)
Brittney Petterson was born in Colorado and has lived in Jefferson County nearly her entire life. She came from a working-class family. Her mother injured her back when I was just 6 years old. Like far too many Americans, she was prescribed a dangerous amount of opioids – leading to an addiction to prescription pills, alcohol, and, ultimately, heroin.
Even though Petterson faced significant challenges at home, she had access to great public schools and teachers that believed in her. Because of the investments the community made in her, I was given a chance to earn a good life. She became the first in her family to graduate from both high school and college, and went on to serve in the Colorado legislature for 10 years.
As a Colorado legislator, she helped pass the nation’s strongest Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Colorado’s Red Flag law, and the Secure Savings Act.
The above information was sourced from the candidate’s website.