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House’s Jessie Danielson makes community colleges’ honor roll

Author: Dan Njegomir - September 26, 2017 - Updated: September 26, 2017

Jessie DanielsonRep. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge. (

Here’s someone who gets high marks from the state’s community colleges without even being enrolled: state Rep. Jessie Danielson. The Wheat Ridge Democrat was honored Monday by the Colorado Community College System as its Legislator of the Year.

A press statement from the House Democrats says Dr. Nancy McCallin, president of the community college system, lauded Danielson’s “outstanding support of community colleges during the 2017 session.”

More from the press release:

“I’m glad to support our community college system, which delivers quality education and excellent value to more than 120,000 students across Colorado every year,” Rep. Danielson said. She sponsored a new law in 2017 that will be of particular benefit to a significant segment of community college students — HB17-1004 ensures veterans receive academic credit in Colorado’s public colleges and universities for college-level learning acquired in military service.


Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir is the opinion editor for Colorado Politics. A longtime journalist and more-than-25-year veteran of the Colorado political scene, Njegomir has been an award-winning newspaper reporter, an editorial page editor, a senior legislative staffer at the State Capitol and a political consultant.