Joe Neguse


As a 36-year-old son of refugees from Africa, Joe is not your typical Congressman. But his family’s story, and deeply held belief that we need people from all walks of life to speak up and engage in our democracy, motivated him to run for office and fight for Colorado values in Washington D.C.

Joe was elected in 2018 to represent the 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming the first and only African-American elected to serve in Congress in Colorado history. He is the youngest member of Colorado’s congressional delegation, and serves as a Vice-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a Vice-Chair of the Medicare-for-All Caucus, and was elected by his peers to be the Freshman Co-Representative to Leadership. In that capacity, he serves as a member of the House Democratic Leadership.

In Congress, Joe has worked tirelessly to serve the people of Colorado and work collaboratively to solve the most complex challenges of our time. In early 2019, he was recognized nationally for hosting the most town-halls of any freshman lawmaker in the U.S. —receiving the “Spirit of Service” award for a successful Service Town Hall initiative that combined constituent services with volunteerism — and in 2020 was recognized by the Lugar Institute as the most bipartisan member of Colorado’s House delegation. He introduced 38 bills in the 116th Congress — the most of any freshman member — and had four of his bills signed into law (the most of any member of Colorado’s delegation).

*Representative Neguse is the incumbent for CD2.

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