Daneya Esgar is a Pueblo native who has represented the communities of Pueblo, Beulah, Colorado City, and Rye since January 2015.
In her two-terms in the Colorado House of Representatives, Daneya has emerged as an effective leader that brings home real results for the people of Colorado and House District 46. In three years, she has passed more than 25 laws that have addressed a gamut of issues affecting Coloradans. She has worked to treat the opioid crisis and increase health care access, fought for energy consumers, and sought solutions to put Coloradans back to work.
Daneya works with the House leadership team as the Majority Caucus Chair. She is also the Chair of the Capital Development Committee and Vice-Chair of the House Health, Insurance, and Environment Committee. She also sits on the House Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resource Committee as well as the House Transportation and Energy Committee.
This journalist turned advocate has brought the values she learned in Southern Colorado to the statehouse, earning and embracing the nickname “Representative Pueblo.” Never ashamed to stand up for her community and the well-being of Coloradans, Daneya has proven to be an effective legislator who is unafraid to work across the aisle to move Colorado forward.
Daneya is the first openly LGBTQ individual to serve Pueblo in the statehouse, she lives in Pueblo with her wife and two golden retrievers.