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Rep. Lois Landgraf named a distinguished legislator by veterans coalition

Author: Joey Bunch - April 15, 2018 - Updated: April 14, 2018

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LandgrafRep. Lois Landgraf, R-Colorado Springs. (Photo courtesy of the Colorado General Assembly)

The United Veterans Committee (UVC) of Colorado has named Rep. Lois Landgraf, R-Colorado Springs, its State Distinguished Legislator for her leadership and support of veterans.

UVC is a 46-year-old national coalition of veterans service organizations and affiliates.

Landgraf routinely sponsors bills aimed at veterans issues.

This session, she, Rep. Tony Exum Sr., D-Colorado Springs, and Sen. Bob Gardner, R-Colorado Springs, carried House Bill 1078 to better connect veterans in the court system with programs for mental health, substance abuse and other issues.

The bill was signed into law by the governor last Thursday.

In 2016 Landgraf formed the Veterans Caucus of the legislative to focus on the issues and legislation the group could support.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by the United Veterans Committee,” Landgraf said in a statement. “Their support and advocacy for Colorado’s veterans are invaluable, and has greatly helped me better serve this community in Colorado.

“The military and veterans community embody the finest virtues of our society, and I am proud to be a vocal advocate for their interests here at the Capitol.”

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.