Rosemary Rodriguez, state director for U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, has been tapped to be Colorado political director for the Obama for America campaign, the campaign confirmed today.

Prior to joining Bennet's office, she served as a chairwoman of the federal Election Assistance Commission for two years.
Rodriguez was not available for comment on Tuesday.

In a statement, Bennet praised her work.

"Rosemary has been an invaluable member of our team. She's done a tremendous job representing our office and connecting with communities across Colorado, particularly among the Latino community. We will miss her experience, skills and leadership and I wish her the best of luck," Bennet said.

Rodriguez, a former Denver City Council president, is a well-known Democrat in the state. She was president of the Denver City Council when Bennet served as Mayor John Hickenlooper's chief of staff. She also served as Denver's clerk and recorder.

Rodriguez has received several awards recognizing her service to the Denver community and the state of Colorado, including the Mi Casa Resource Center's Volunteerism Award, the Anti-Defamation League's Passing the Torch Award and the Denver Public Library's Cesar Chavez Hall of Fame Award.

She lives in Denver and has one son, Trinidad.