Diana DeGette is a Representative from Colorado. Born in Tachikawa, Japan, in 1957, she earned her B.A. from Colorado College in 1979 and her J.D. from New York University in 1982. She was a member of the Colorado state house of representatives from 1992-1996 and elected to the 105th and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-present).