✪ STATE SENATE DISTRICT 17 | Sonya Jaquez Lewis
Sonya has lived in Boulder County for over twenty years and is part of the “Hispano”, Hispanic families from the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado whose roots in our state go back hundreds of years. She graduated from UNC at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy. Sonya is a licensed pharmacist and owns a small business which consults on clinical trials. She is also the former Medicaid Pharmacy Director for Colorado Access where she worked helping to establish the Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) which has helped tens of thousands of children gain access to healthcare providers, prescription drugs, vaccines, and mental health treatment.
In addition to her career in healthcare, Sonya has also served in leadership positions on numerous nonprofits and volunteer organizations. She served for seven years on the Boulder County Board of Health. While on the Board, she voted for the first Boulder County fracking moratorium which kept oil and gas out of Boulder County for five years. After the 2013 flood, the board helped fund housing assistance for families impacted by the 2013 floods and animal assistance for abandoned pets. Sonya is the former president of Boulder Pride, now Out Boulder, and has been a lifelong LGBT activist. She has served in the Colorado House of Representatives since January 2019.BACK TO YOUR BALLOT