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REP. YADIRA CARAVEO

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Pediatrician Yadira Caraveo has dedicated her life to serving Colorado families – first as a doctor, and now as the first representative of Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District. In 2022, she made history by becoming Colorado’s first Latina federal representative. 

The daughter of working-class Mexican immigrants, Caraveo was raised in Adams County. She worked hard as a student in the Adams 12 Five Star Public School system and then at Regis University, becoming the first in her family to earn a college degree. Caraveo earned her medical degree at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and became a pediatrician after completing her internship and residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

As a doctor serving our community, Caraveo saw firsthand how high costs, slow wage growth, and inaccessible healthcare are pushing the American Dream further out of reach for Colorado families. After a particularly difficult fight with an insurance company, Caraveo was driven to run for elected office so she could advocate for systemic change that would help her patients and community. 

Caraveo served in the Colorado legislature, where she took on special interests and worked to lower costs for all Coloradans. Now, as a Member of Congress, Caraveo is focused on continuing that work. 

She is working to lower costs for families, improve healthcare access, and ensure every child in Colorado has the opportunities they deserve. Caraveo serves on the House Agriculture Committee, serving as Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Commodity Markets, Digital Assets, and Rural Development, and she serves on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. 

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