Dianne Primavera's Bio & Resume
Dianne Primavera is a proud Colorado native, and a second generation American. She graduated from Regis University in Denver with a B.S. in Psychology, and she has her M.A. in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.
She has two daughters. Kelsey is a registered nurse at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and Darcie holds a J.D. from Gonzaga University. Dianne raised both of them as a single parent, while simultaneously battling (and beating) cancer. During that time, she also lost her job and subsequently her health insurance.
Dianne has worked in public service and the non-profit sector for three decades. She worked for the Department of Revenue as a director in the Titles and Registration division, and later in Emissions and Constituent Relations. During that time, she received the Governor’s Peak Performance Award for Citizen Satisfaction for providing outstanding customer service.
She was elected in 2006 to represent the 33rd district in the State House of Representatives, and re-elected in 2008. During her time in the legislature, Dianne was chosen by the bipartisan Legislative Audit Committee to be the committee’s Vice Chair, and the next year, its Chair. She sponsored legislation to create the Colorado Autism Commission, and she received the Colorado Lawmaker Award from Colorado Women’s Chamber, and the Denver Women’s Commission. She was also honored by the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network and the Brain Injury Association of Colorado.
In 2010, after a contentious election battle, Dianne lost her bid for re-election by 314 votes, or less than 1%. Since then, she has served on the 17th Judicial District’s Victim & Witness Assistance and Law Enforcement (VALE) board, and the Susan G Komen for the Cure board. She also maintains a dog grooming business that she started when she was a teenager. She lives in Broomfield with her three Airedale Terriers.