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  Kerns, Peggy Shoup
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  2018-01-01  
 
NamePeggy Shoup Kerns
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Born 00, 1941 (78 years)
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InfoPeggy Kerns is director of the Center for Ethics in Government, located at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), Denver, CO. Funded by NCSL’s Foundation for State Legislatures, the center champions ethical standards for legislators, legislative staff, and advocates in the legislative process. The center conducts seminars in value-based ethics and provides 50-state research on ethics laws on its web site: www.ncsl.org.

Kerns’ prior work experience includes elected offices at the state and local levels, presidential appointment to a federal agency, and private sector positions in two manufacturing companies. Prior to becoming the center’s first director in 1999, Kerns was deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs at the U.S. Department of Education, in Washington, D.C. From 1989 to 1997, she served in the Colorado House of Representatives, including two years as minority leader. Her most important legislative work was in the areas of education, welfare reform, and domestic violence. She received outstanding legislator awards from a variety of business, nonprofit, and education groups. Before being elected to the Colorado General Assembly, she served on the Aurora (CO) City Council for six years.

Kerns and her husband (deceased) have two children and have four grandchildren. A former businesswoman, Kerns worked for the Samsonite Corporation and Mountain Medical Equipment, both in Denver, CO. She graduated from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, in journalism, holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado and completed the Executive Program at the Harvar d School of Government.

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  11/08/1994 CO State House 41 Won 57.25% (+14.49%)
  11/03/1992 CO State House 41 Won 66.22% (+32.44%)
  11/06/1990 CO State House 62 Won 59.75% (+19.51%)
  11/08/1988 CO State House 62 Won 54.27% (+8.54%)
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