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Polly Baca Former Colorado State Senator

Polly Baca, Former Colorado State Senator

Highest ranking Hispanic woman in the Clinton administration, Polly Baca served as Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton and Director of the United States Office of Consumer Affairs. She also served as Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee and was one of the original 14 members to be inducted into the National Hispanic Hall of Fame. ...    

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Highest ranking Hispanic woman in the Clinton administration, Polly Baca served as Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton and Director of the United States Office of Consumer Affairs. She also served as Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee and was one of the original 14 members to be inducted into the National Hispanic Hall of Fame.

Former Colorado State Senator Polly Baca is the president and CEO of Baca Barragan & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, policy development, media communications, political consulting, multicultural leadership development and motivational presentations. In 2012, the Denver Post listed Ms. Baca as one of the 75 most influential women in Colorado.

Ms. Baca previously served as the president and CEO of the Latin American Research and Service Agency (LARASA). LARASA is a nonprofit organization created to improve the quality of life for Latinos throughout Colorado.

Polly has been inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame and the National Hispanic Hall of Fame and has been listed in the World Who’s Who of Women, Who’s Who in American Politics, and Who’s Who in the West. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and did graduate work at Colorado State University, the American University in Washington, D.C., and the University of Colorado at Denver.

She received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa.


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