Crystal Murillo became the first Hispanic to hold a seat on the city council of Aurora. This young woman obtained 58.73 percent of the votes defeating Sally Mounier, who held that position for several periods. Murillo’s victory is remarkable, considering the anti-immigration tendencies shown by the councilors of Aurora. At 23, Murillo is the youngest council member. She plans to focus on affordable housing and public transportation.
Raised in Aurora, Murillo is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. She is the first in her family to graduate from high school and college. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Denver University and gained professional experience working at the Colorado Legislative Assembly. She was featured in an episode of She’s the Ticket, an online show that followed five female candidates around the country during their campaigns.