Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper and a bipartisan majority of senators today voted to confirm Regina Rodriguez to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. President Biden made Rodriguez one of his first judicial nominations after Hickenlooper and Senator Michael Bennet recommended her for the position.
“Regina Rodriguez’s family came to Colorado because our state took a stand against discrimination,” said Hickenlooper. “Colorado can count on her to uphold those values, bringing integrity, excellent qualifications, and deep community ties to her service on the federal bench.”
In addition to being one of Colorado’s top attorneys, Rodriguez was a founding member of Latinas First Foundation, served on the Board of Directors for the Family Star Montessori, and was a Founding Board Member of Colorado Youth at Risk.
Rodriguez is the daughter of a Mexican-American father and a Japanese-American mother. During her confirmation hearing last month, she explained how her mother’s family moved to Colorado after learning that former Governor Ralph Carr welcomed Japanese-Americans during WWII. Rodriguez will be the first federal district court judge in the District of Colorado of Asian American descent.