Denver, Colorado , United States
|| October 12, 1954
Dec 01, 2012 07:47pm
Caucasian - Conservative - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro- gun - Pro-Life - Pro-Smaller Government - Pro-Tort Reform - Married - Christian - Straight -
|Info||A third generation, lifelong Coloradan, Jane E. Norton was named the first executive director for the Denver Police Foundation (DPF) February 1, 2007. The DPF supports individual officers and their families in times of crisis and provides equipment, training and technology in support of Denver’s police officers. Norton serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership, whose mission is to strengthen the region’s collective capacity to prevent, respond to, and recover from natural and human-caused disasters through effective public-private collaboration. She is a 2009 graduate of the FBI Citizens’ Academy. In 2007 she participated in a Civic Leader tour hosted by General Gene Renuart, Commander of NORAD/NORTHCOM, touring the nation’s missile defense operations in Colorado, California, Washington, and Alaska. She has participated the West Point Combating Terrorism Center and National Homeland Defense Foundation Symposium training sessions. |
Prior to her work in support of law enforcement, Norton was sworn in as Colorado’s 46th Lieutenant Governor January 13, 2003. By Colorado Constitution, Norton assumed full powers and responsibilities of the Governor when the Governor was absent from the state. Her duties included appointing a state court judge, signing legislation into law, and hosting the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the Jordanian Armed Forces as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. She led Colorado’s trade mission to the Czech Republic, and served in the Governor’s cabinet. Lt. Governor Norton’s responsibilities also included serving as Chair of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs; advancing the state’s space industry; assisting Colorado’s small businesses by acting as point person for the Owens Administration on health insurance reform; strengthening families by overseeing the state’s community service and volunteerism initiatives, mentoring programs, the Colorado Head Start Collaboration, and establishing Colorado’s Committee to Promote Adoption. During her term as LG, Norton was elected by her peers to serve as chair (2005-2006) of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA), garnering national support for Colorado-based Project C.U.R.E., bone marrow donation, sexual predator legal reform, and an award-winning cervical cancer public awareness campaign. During her term as NLGA chair, she also led a delegation to the Republic of China (Taiwan), and Project ChildSafe recognized her for her work promoting firearms safety.
In 2004 she participated in a US Presidential Delegation to the inauguration of President Saca of El Salvador.
In 2003 she was part of a Council of State Governments delegation to Mexico with Governor Mike Huckabee to promote dialogue between US leaders and their Mexican counterparts on trade, cross-border cooperation, and immigration policy. The trip, which began in El Paso, included meetings with Mexican President Vincente Fox, the State Government of Chihuahua, Municipal Government of Ciudad Juarez, visiting Juarez maquilas, Mexico City, Hildalgo State Governor, and the migrant community of San Jeronimo in the City of El Arenal.