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PHOTOS: Eight-term Democratic Congressman Ed Perlmutter through the years

  • Anna Moneymaker, Pool / AFP

    Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) listens while House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-GA) speaks during a House Rules Committee hearing on the impeachment against President Donald Trump, Dec. 17, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

  • Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, left, and Major General Steven P. Best, right top, awarded 102-year-old Veteran Edward Flaherty, Jr., front, with medals earned but never received from his service during World War II at Xavier Jesuit Center in Denver on Friday, June 18, 2021. While serving in the Army, Flaherty was a Medical Technician with the 131st Engineer Regiment Medical Detachment, in which he played an essential role in treating his fellow soldiers’ wounds and injuries.

  • J. Scott Applewhite, The Associated Press

    From left, Chairman Jim McGovern, D-Mass., Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., and Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., attend a brief meeting of the House Rules Committee, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021.

  • Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

    U.S. House Rules Committee members Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) (L) and Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) leave a last-minute caucus meeting ahead of a procedural vote on federal budget resolution legislation at the Capitol on Aug. 23, 2021 in Washington, DC. Despite the threat of losing the support of some moderate members of her caucus, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called the House back into session in the middle of summer recess in an attempt to win passage of a measure needed to protect a $3.5 trillion social policy bill from a filibuster.

  • Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post

    US representative Ed Perlmutter gets cheers from the crowd as he announces his official 2018 run for Colorado governor during a press conference outside of the Natural Grocers store on March 9, 2017 in Golden.

  • RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post

    President Barack Obama with Congressman Ed Perlmutter arrive in Colorado at Denver International Airport, July 08, 2014. President Obama is in Colorado to speak about the economy and raise money for Senator Mark Udall’s re-election campaign.

  • Andy Cross, The Denver Post

    Congressman, Ed Perlmutter, right, hugs the Rev. Acen Phillips during a vigil across the street from the Century 16 Movie Theaters on Friday, July 20, 2012, at the scene of a mass shooting in which 12 people were killed and over 50 were shot and wounded.

  • Craig F. Walker, Denver Post file

    U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter jokes with firefighter Greg King at the entrance to his neighborhood in Golden, CO, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. The neighborhood is divided between the two candidates running for the U.S. Representative’s seat in Colorado’s 7th Congressional District. Perlmutter’s opponent is Joe Coors.

  • AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post

    Ed Perlmutter prepares his remarks about Frank Dechant during a POW Medal presentation at his office in Lakewood on Monday, April 14, 2014.

  • Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post

    Colorado congressman Ed Perlmutter lifts a bottle of sparkling cider to toast the beginning of construction. He and Denver-area veterans celebrated the start of construction on a new veterans hospital near 13929 E. 17th Place in Aurora on Nov. 21, 2011.

  • Kathryn Scott Osler, Denver Post file

    Congressman Ed Perlmutter engages several Occupy Denver protestors after they clashed with police in Civic Center Park after a downtown march converged at the Capitol and the park on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Police used tear gas and batons in an attempt to control the crowd.

  • Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post

    Ross Stensgaard is given the medals by Congressman Ed Permutter, By his side is his wife of 57 years Donna as well as y Brigadier General Sal Villano, USAF, Ret, on the left. Today, May 18th, 2011, Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) honored Ross Donald Stensgaard, an 83 year-old Korean War Veteran, by presenting him with a Purple Heart medal for wounds he received during combat military barrage. He received a total of four individual medals for his service. The Purple Heart is the oldest and most prestitgous of military awards. It is awarded to any person wounded or killed in action while serving in any military actions of any of our armed services. He also received the National Defense medal, the United Nations medal and the Korean Service Medal. Perlmutter presented the medal to Stensgaard with Brigadier General Sal Villano, USAF, Ret. Also present were members of his family. Stensgaard served with an infantry unit from Nov. 8, 1950 – Oct. 7, 1951. After his combat tour in Korea, Stensgaard spent a full career in the airline industry working for Western Airlines and Delta airlines in customer service. For the last 18 years, Mr. Stensgaard continues to work for the Denver car auction three days a week.

  • Andy Cross, The Denver Post

    Congressman Ed Perlmutter, after doing a “cartwheel” on stage after his acceptance speech at the Marriott in downtown Denver Tuesday evening, Nov. 2, 2010.

  • Kathryn Scott Osler, Denver Post file

    Supporters of Ed Perlmutter celebrate his win in the 7th Congressional District at the Holiday Inn in Lakewood on Nov. 2, 2010. Standing to his right are daughters Alexis, right, Zoe, center, and Abby, left.

  • Kathryn Scott Osler, Denver Post file

    Supporters of Ed Perlmutter celebrate his win in the 7th Congressional District at the Holiday Inn in Lakewood on Nov. 2, 2010. As a play off a commercial his opponent ran during the campaign, Perlmutter wanted to prove he could do a real cartwheel.

  • John Moore, Getty Images

    Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-D), an advocate of Democratic healthcare reform proposals, speaks to constituents on Aug. 8, 2009 in Brighton. Several hundred people, both for and against healthcare reform, gathered to demonstrate outside as Congressman Perlmutter met with small groups of constituents at a grocery store.

  • Karl Gehring, Denver Post file

    United States Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), left, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, center, and Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, right, used jackhammers at a ground breaking event in Jefferson County on June 30, 2009. The C-470 Denver bike trail and highway reconstruction project event was held on the old trail between Green Mountain and the Hogsback. The bike path resurfacing project – funded under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) – will improve a key trail for commuters and recreational users that spans 26 miles.

  • John Leyba, Denver Post file

    From left, Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet look on during the Colorado Democratic Party State Reorganizational Meeting as Congressman Ed Perlmutter shares a laugh with Montra Nichols-Martin during the meetings.

  • Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post

    Ed Perlmutter declared victory over his republican candidate Rick O’Donnell at the Denver West Marriot on Nov. 7, 2006. Along with him to celebrate were his wife Deana, and daughters Zoe, Abbey and Alexis. Boulder congressman Mark Udall was with him too for the celebrations. ABOVE: As Ed Perlmutter arrives he gets swarmed and congratulated by his supporters.

  • John Prieto, Denver Post file

    Officers with the Fraternal Order of Police Colorado State Lodge, endorse 7th Congressional district candidate Ed Perlmutter at their headquarters in Golden on Oct. 23, 2006. From left, Michael Jackson, Frank Gale , President National Sergeant at Arms, C.W. DeNovellis Treasurer, Ed Perlmutter, Sen. Ken Salazar, far right.

  • Cyrus McCrimmon, Denver Post file

    Former U.S. Senator Max Cleland, right, campaigned for 7th Congressional District candidate Ed Perlmutter, center, at a gathering at the American Legion Lakewood Post on Oct. 5, 2006.

  • Dave Buresh, Denver Post file

    Sen. Ed Perlmutter D-Wheat Ridge asks the new Chairman of the RTD Board Jon Caldara questions during a Transportation Committee hearing at the Colorado Capitol on Jan. 22, 1998.

  • David Zalubowski, The Associated Press

    Sen. Ed Perlmutter, D-Golden, left, rests his right leg on the bench as he talks with Sen. Peggy Reeves, D-Fort Collins, during debate on a bill on the floor of the Colorado Senate Thursday, April 16, 1998, in the Capitol in downtown Denver. Perlmutter is recovering from surgery to repair his Achilles’ tendon.

  • Shaun Stanley, Denver Post file

    Senator Ed Perlmutter, studies closely information pertaining to possible tax rebates, in the late night session of the Colorado Senate on May 6, 1998.