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Wheat Ridge City Council Member Monica Duran has officially declared her candidacy for the Colorado State House in District 24, the seat currently held by Rep. Jessie Danielson (D-Wheat Ridge), who on Wednesday announced her candidacy for state senate.  

Prior to her service on the Wheat Ridge City Council, Monica Duran was an elected member of the Wheat Ridge Fire Protection Board. Her community experience includes serving as a board member for the Jefferson Center for Mental Health, the Wheat Ridge Planning Commission as well as the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival board. Duran is also a member of the Jefferson County Latino Initiative.  

Duran was a leader of the 2015 campaign to pass Wheat Ridge Issue 300. She has been a volunteer in the local Democratic Party, including the Jefferson County Democratic Latino Initiative, is active in the HD-24 Democrats and has served as a local Precinct Committee Person for the party. Duran was a member of the first graduating class of Emerge Colorado, an organization that trains Democratic women to run for office.  

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