Colorado State Senator Larry Crowder (R-District 35) continues to garner praise for a strong 2015 legislative session, with this week’s acceptance of the "Serving Our Seniors" award from the Colorado Senior Lobby, an all-volunteer organization serving senior citizens across Colorado.
Crowder is one of only four legislators to win the honor, presented during the group's August 22 Annual Meeting in Highlands Ranch. This was the third year the group gave the award.
"Senator Crowder was a key legislator in 2015 for sponsoring important legislation that will benefit the aging population," said Colorado Senior Lobby President Ed Shackelford. "The Senator’s primary sponsorship of legislation creating the Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging will be an important legacy for him."
This was the second time in as many weeks that Crowder received post-session recognition. Last week he was named 2015 "Rural Health Champion Award" by the Colorado Rural Health Center, a non-profit that works to improve care at rural critical access hospitals and clinics across the state.
Crowder thanked the Colorado Senior Lobby for the award and pledged to keep fighting for older Coloradans in the 2016 session, which begins January 13.
"While my goal at the Statehouse is to serve all my district constituents, working to better the situation for seniors is especially important to me because they’re also often the most vulnerable of the people we represent," Crowder said in response to the award. "The Colorado Senior Lobby also understands the importance of looking out for Colorado's older citizens, which is why I’m really honored to get this recognition."