Daneya Esgar

Pueblo County Commission, District 2

Daneya is the first out queer person to serve on the Pueblo County Commission!


Commissioner Daneya Esgar began her service on the Board of Pueblo County Commissioners on June 1,
During her eight years in the state legislature, Commissioner Esgar experienced success passing bills on a
wide range of subjects. During her four terms, she served as House Majority Leader, a member of the
Executive Committee of the Legislative Council, the Chair of the Joint Budget Committee, and Vice-Chair
of the Appropriations Committee.
Born and raised in Pueblo, Esgar is the proud granddaughter of steelworkers, a product of Pueblo School
District 60, a proud South Colt, and a graduate of Colorado State University-Pueblo. She has worked as a
television news producer, in higher education, and as a community organizer focusing on poverty and
communities of color in Pueblo. She is known for her work on issues of equality, education, justice, and
Commissioner Esgar lives with her wife Heather, their daughter Marlo, and their two dogs, Bella and Huck,
in Pueblo.