Brittany Pettersen was elected in 2012 to represent House District 28, which includes most of Lakewood. She is the vice-chair of the Education committee and is a member of the Appropriations and Judiciary committees. Rep. Pettersen also serves as the House Deputy Whip.
Before launching her campaign for House District 28 she worked for New Era Colorado, a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to engaging youth in government and politics.
Rep. Pettersen is a fourth-generation Coloradan and has lived in Jefferson County nearly her entire life. She put herself through college and became the first in her family to graduate.
She has traveled and volunteered around the world in schools and orphanages with underprivileged children.