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CUTV News Radio Spotlights Consumer Advocate Felicia Muftic

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Winter Park, CO – Muftic is an expert in consumer affairs and community relations.

“Having gone to school in the Chicago area and lived and worked in New York City, I've always been interested in low-income financial struggles,” recalls Muftic.

Moving to Denver, Muftic led a group of women in a grocery price survey that revealed the poor paid more.

Muftic was appointed head of the district attorney's consumer affairs office charged with prosecuting consumer fraud and white-collar crimes. For seven years, Muftic served in this office.

After leaving the district attorney’s office, Muftic resolved to do something in 1979 that no woman had ever done before: run for mayor of Denver.

Muftic eventually lost the election to incumbent Bill McNichols, she remains a trailblazer to this day.

Before Federico Peña served as President Clinton's secretary of transportation and secretary of energy, he was mayor of Denver, where Muftic served in his administration as cabinet and staff and as an election commissioner.. Meanwhile, her husband served on the Democratic National Committee, giving Muftic insight into national and international politics.

Muftic has authored a handbook for consumers seeking solutions, led an urban planning activist organization to propose consumer friendly affordable mass transportation, and was one of Denver’s first woman radio talk show hosts. Her focus was consumer affairs.

She has continued her advocacy on behalf of consumers and lobbying for consumer-friendly public policy as an executive with a credit counseling agency, supporting ethics in business as a consultant, and is currently a newspaper columnist and blogger.

For more information on Felicia Muftic, visit http://www.mufticforum.com

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