US House, CO-08

Yadira Caraveo


  • Named a Champion of Change by President Obama for her work with the ​​Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Championed state legislation to reform the oil and gas commission and give local communities more choice in siting of oil and gas operations
  • Earned a 94% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard

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  • Toss up race - in 2022, she won this district by 0.7%
  • In 2022, she made history by becoming the first Latina to represent Colorado in Congress
  • Holding this seat in Colorado will help the environmental movement reclaim apro-environment majority in the House of Representatives in 2024, which will help pave the way for climate action

Candidate Background

Representative Yadira Caraveo is running for a second term to represent Colorado's new 8th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. A practicing pediatrician in Thornton, she was elected to represent the 31st district in the Colorado House of Representatives in 2018 and re-elected in 2020. Since entering the state legislature in 2018, Caraveo has consistently supported climate action, clean energy and environmental protections, earning a perfect 100 percent lifetime score from Conservation Colorado. Even before she was elected, Caraveo was active in climate activism, being named a Champion of Change by President Obama for her work with the ​​Union of Concerned Scientists enlisting doctors across the country to fight climate change. In the state legislature, she has sponsored and co-sponsored a number of pieces of important legislation related to climate, water, environmental justice and democracy. These measures include creating a state climate action plan to reduce emissions, incorporating the fiscal impacts of climate pollution in legislation, defining “disproportionately impacted communities,” raising fines for environmental justice violations, promoting clean energy innovation, regulating PFAS chemicals, funding for just transition for coal workers, expanding multilingual ballot access, and restoring voting rights for parolees. In her time as a pediatrician, she saw firsthand the importance of clean air and water – often treating children with asthma attacks and breathing problems due to smog covering the Front Range in Colorado. She has worked to make policies that support clean air and water, first in the State House and now in Congress and will continue to ensure the health of our families and our planet is prioritized. Representative Caraveo is endorsed by LCV Action Fund and NRDC Action Fund.

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