Cheri Jahn has a long record of standing up for our seniors, veterans, and the disabled. She was a founding member of the Fitzsimons Nursing Home Task Force and Advisory Board. The United Veterans Committee of Colorado twice recognized her as Legislator of The Year for her work in defense of our veterans.
In 2004, the legislature unanimously passed a resolution supporting self-determination for ALL people who have been labeled with any disability. This undisputed support gave rise to an idea whose time had come! As a Champion for the disabled, Cheri fought hard for the right of people with disabilities to direct their own services without the paternalistic oversight of government bureaucrats. Motivated by a deep sense of obligation, she brought forward a broad and sweeping piece of legislation concerning Consumer-Directed Care under the Colorado Medical Assistance Act.