DENVER—Earlier this week, Representative Lois Landgraf (R-Colorado Springs), was recognized as a “State Distinguished Legislator” by the United Veterans Committee (UVC) of Colorado for her continued efforts to advocacy for the veterans community. The UVC cited Landgraf’s outstanding leadership and dedicated efforts in sponsoring a number of legislative bills aimed at helping combat veterans return to civilian life.
Representative Landgraf, who also formed the Veterans Caucus in 2016, issued the following statement regarding the recognition:
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by the United Veterans Committee. Their support and advocacy for Colorado’s veterans is invaluable, and has greatly helped me better serve this community in Colorado. The military and veterans community embody the finest virtues of our society, and I am proud to be a vocal advocate for their interests here at the capitol.”
In her time in the legislature, Landgraf has carried or passed legislation to help veterans with post-traumatic stress, receive mental health treatment, deduct retirement benefits, and have better access to career training and employment services, as well as several resolutions honoring fallen soldiers and their families.
According to its website, the UVC is a non-profit coalition of 50 chartered and federally recognized veterans service organizations and affiliates established in 1972.