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Rosemary Rodriguez

Together We Count | Executive Director

Rosemary Rodriguez is the former State Director of U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s Colorado office. In addition to her Senate responsibilities, she has represented Southwest Denver on the Denver Public Schools Board of Education since 2013.

Rodriguez has been with Senator Bennet’s office following two years on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) where she served as its Chair in 2008. She was appointed to the EAC by President George W. Bush and was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Prior to the EAC, she served for three years on the Denver, Colorado City Council, where she was its President from 2005 to 2006. She served in the Mayor’s office from 1992 to 2003 in a variety of positions, including as the first Latina Clerk and Recorder for the City and County of Denver and as Deputy Director of the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Culture & Film. Prior to her public service in the City & County of Denver, Rosemary co-founded the Hispanic League where she played an instrumental role in achieving election and other policy reforms on behalf of underrepresented minority communities.

Rodriguez has been active in numerous grass roots civic and voter advocacy organizations at the local, state and national level. In 2016 she joined the LiveWell Colorado Board. She is a mentor for countless Latinas both formally and, informally, through her acclaimed Friday “Cafecito” coffee group, where Latinas gather for networking and support.