Brittany Pettersen is a lifelong Coloradan who served in the Colorado legislature for the past 10 years, where she was a proven advocate for climate action and a strong, robust democracy.
Prior to serving as an elected official, Petterson was a field director for New Era Colorado, where she worked to increase youth voter registration and civic engagement. She was elected to the Colorado House in 2012, and then to the Colorado Senate in 2018. Pettersen has sponsored legislation to create a comprehensive plan for the state for climate change impacts and resilience, promote electric vehicles and electric scooters, and promote energy efficiency for buildings to reduce emissions. In addition, she has introduced bills to protect election officials and to increase transparency in ballot initiatives for voters.
As a representative, Pettersen will continue to lead on and support climate action, clean energy, and environmental and democracy protections to promote a resilient Colorado for all residents.
Pettersen joins the U.S. House to fill the seat of retiring Representative Ed Perlmutter who earned an 88% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
In her own words:
“Climate change is the greatest threat we face and as a new mom, it’s what keeps me up at night. We must enact bold legislation to mitigate the current impacts of climate change and protect against the worst consequences. I look forward to working to protect our environment, public lands, water, and our future, for my son Davis, and all Coloradans.”
– LCVAF Press Release