Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez serves on the Judiciary and Public Health Care & Human Services committees. She was elected in 2018 to succeed Rep. Dan Pabon.
"I am a proud North Denver native and third generation House District 4 resident. It is an honor to have been born and raised in this fine district and, with my husband, to raise our children in this neighborhood. It is where I attended public school, rode my bike to the corner store on 29th and Tennyson and had my first job at a restaurant on 32nd and Lowell as a teenager.
My life has been shaped by this district in many amazing ways. I met my husband at North High School, I helped my parents run several small businesses in the district and I have been an advocate as a parent and neighbor. North Denver is where I learned to stand up for others and for our community.
I graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and began a career in human services. I worked with Victim’s Advocates supporting domestic violence victims. I have worked as a youth counselor, social caseworker and I now am the Director for the Denver Collaborative Partnership.
I work with young people and families in what can be the most stressful and vulnerable situations in their lives. To serve them, I must navigate a complicated juvenile youth services system, partner with families and youth, and work through what can sometimes be a bureaucratic state system. I am responsible for ensuring that the needs of our young people are met, including mental health assistance, substance abuse treatment and basic needs such as housing, clothing and food. This work gives me a unique perspective on the many challenges our families face and what can be done to address them.
I have long been drawn to public service because of my desire to make a difference; a difference that betters the lives of those around me. The House District 4 community deserves someone who cares about their issues, will listen to them, and fight every day to make their lives better. I am that person. I believe that stronger families make our communities stronger and together, we will make a strong Colorado that works for all of us."