Emily Sirota is a social worker and proud progressive Democrat with years of experience working in government and in the southeast Denver community. She represents HD9 and serves on the Energy and Environment Committee and the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee. She was elected in 2018 succeeding Paul Rosenthal
Most recently, Rep. Sirota helped run an early learning center in Denver. She received her B.A. in Political Science at Indiana University and received her Master of Social Work from the University of Denver. She previously worked with Colorado nonprofits on healthcare and civic engagement issues. In 2011, she ran for Denver school board to protect public education.
During her time in government, Rep. Sirota served as a policy aide to a Democratic U.S. Senator, a Democratic congressman and a Democratic governor. In those roles, she worked on health care and budget policy, and helped oversee a program to expand health care benefits for workers and small businesses.
Emily is married to reporter David Sirota, and they are the proud parents of two young children and their dog, Monty.