Liz is a teacher, an entrepreneur, a family woman, and a community organizer. She grew up in Iowa and was active in 4-H as well as other activities. She and Dan married at 19 as he began serving in the Army. When Dan got out of the Army, she was awarded the Commander's Award for Public Service (the third highest civilian award presented by the military) for starting a Family Support Group and for serving during the 9/11 attacks as family coordinator, relaying critical, timely information about deployments with military spouses.
She and Dan moved to Colorado in 2000, raising their son and daughter in the Centennial state. She received her degree in Secondary Education, Social Sciences, and Anthropology from Regis University in 2006 and taught History at Widefield High School for 5 years, creating relationships with fellow colleagues and students that still flourish today. She then started a restaurant, Her Story Café. Through healthy food, she told amazing stories about strong, brave, pioneering women throughout our nation’s history. During those 8 years, she became more active in local, Democratic politics.
Rosenbaum Family Widefield High School Graduation May 2018
Liz's dad Rob, a Lineman in Iowa, Viet Nam Air Force Veteran, and retired Warehouse Manager in Cedar Falls (Iowa) School District and a Union Member
Liz ran for El Paso County Commissioner in 2016. That same year, she started the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition (FVCWC) to organize residents to demand the drinking water be free of harmful chemicals. FVCWC's mission is to educate and advocate for clean water in the Fountain Valley community and beyond. The goal is to ensure all members of the community have equal access to clean drinking water. The coalition has made tremendous strides in achieving national recognition and future funding for long term solutions. Liz continues to pursue clean water in El Paso county and throughout the state.
Liz believes our schools not only need to be properly funded, but also provide multiple avenues for careers for our young people. She and Dan have raised a family and deeply appreciate the value of a great education and the opportunities it provides. They are thrilled about this new adventure of service to their community and how best they can serve House District 21.