Endorsements

Organizations:
  • American Federation of Teachers – Colorado 
  • Blue Rising Colorado
  • Colorado BlueFlower Fund
  • Colorado College Dems
  • Colorado Education Association
  • EMILY’s List 
  • InvestHER
  • Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction*
  • Pipefitters Local 58
  • SMART Union – Transportation Division
  • Support Jeffco Kids
  • Teamsters Local 455
  • United Steelworkers District 12
  • WAGG (Women Advocates for Good Government)
Former and Current Elected Officials
  • Allison Aichele, La Plata County Treasurer
  • Brian Bagley, Mayor of Longmont
  • John Beltrone, Edgewater City Council
  • Debbie Benefield, Former State Representative
  • Laila Benitez, Mayor of Mountain Village
  • Bennett Boeschenstein, Grand Junction Mayor Pro Tem and City Councilman
  • Betty Boyd, Former State Senator
  • Bernie Buescher, Former Secretary of State, Former State Representative
  • Bob Bacon, Former State Senator, Former State Representative
  • Mike Callihan, Former Lieutenant Governor
  • Inga Causey, Eagle County School Board
  • Steve Child, Pitkin County Commissioner 
  • Jon DeStefano, Platte Canyon School Board Member, Former President of the Jefferson County School Board, Former President of the Colorado Association of School Boards
  • Nate Donovan, School Board member, Poudre School District
  • Joan Fitz-Gerald, Former Senate President, First female Senate President of Colorado
  • Dennis Flores, Pueblo City Councilor
  • Sara Gagliardi, Former State Representative
  • Dan Grossman, Former Colorado House Minority Leader and State Senator
  • Bob Hagedorn, Former State Senator 
  • Happy Haynes, City of Denver Deputy Mayor; Executive Director of Denver Parks & Recreation; Denver Board of Education, Denver Public Schools
  • Dick Hodge, Former Mayor-Pro Tem of Brighton
  • Mary Hodge, Adams County Commissioner and Former State Senator
  • Bill Holen, Arapahoe County Commissioner
  • Evie Hudak, Former State Senator
  • Marcia Johnson, Former Denver City Council
  • Nicole Johnston, Aurora City Council
  • Steve Jordan, Former President of Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Daniel Kagan, State Senator
  • Chris Kennedy, State Representative
  • Robin Kniech, Denver City Council
  • Gwen Lachelt, County Commissioner, La Plata County
  • Pete Lee, State Representative
  • Doug Linkhart, Former State Senator and Denver City Councilman
  • Susan Lontine, State Representative
  • Alice Madden, Former House Majority Leader and State Representative
  • Sweetie Marbury, Durango (as an individual)
  • Rosemary Marshall, Former State Representative
  • Beth McCann, Denver District Attorney
  • Michael Merrifield, State Senator
  • Peter Monson, Former County Commissioner, Clear Creek County; Former President and member, Board of Education, Clear Creek School District.
  • Jeanne Nicholson, Former State Senator
  • Jill O’Dell, Member of the Telluride R-1 School District Board of Education
  • Mark Payler, Superintendent of Custer County School District C-1, and Cindy Payler
  • Pat Pascoe, Former State Senator
  • Lisel Petis, Steamboat Springs City Council
  • Tom Plant, Former State Representative and Former Director of the Governor’s Energy Office
  • Paul Reich, Member of the Telluride R-1 School District Board of Education, Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) President-Elect
  • Joe Rice, Former State Representative and Former Mayor of Glendale
  • Dan Richardson, Mayor of Carbondale
  • Chris Romer, Former State Senator
  • Dorothy Rupert, Former State Senator
  • Gail Schoettler, Former Lieutenant Governor and Former State Treasurer and Former Candidate for Governor
  • Brandon Shaffer, Former President of the State Senate
  • Linda Shoemaker, Vice Chair, University of Colorado Board of Regents
  • Jacob Smith, Former Mayor of Golden
  • Connie Sullivan, Mayor of Lyons
  • Mary Beth Susman, Denver City Council
  • Gloria Tanner, Former State Senator and Former State Representative, First African American woman to serve as a Colorado State Senator
  • Kirk Taylor, Pueblo County Sheriff
  • Nancy Todd, State Senator
  • Max Tyler, Former State Representative
  • Pat Waak, Former Chair, Colorado Democratic Party
  • Jenny Willford, Northglenn City Council, Former ED of Emerge Colorado
  • Suzanne Williams, Former State Senator and Former State Representative
  • Dave Young, State Representative
  • Mary Young, Boulder City Council

Community and Civic Leaders

  • Wil Alston, Communications Strategist, Former Executive Director of Five Points Business District
  • Dulce Anayasaenz, Former Colorado State Director for Bernie Sanders for President
  • Katherine Archuleta, former National Political Director, Obama 2012 and Founding Partner, Dimension Strategies
  • Dr. Patricia Baca, Community Leader and Education Advocate
  • Veronica Barela, President & CEO of Newsed
  • Patricia Barela Rivera, Former Colorado District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Chauncey Billups, Former NBA All-Star Player
  • Jennifer Bock, Steamboat Springs (as an individual)
  • Michael Brewer, Philanthropic Consultant
  • Dr. Joyce Brooks
  • Mary Beth Buescher, Commissioner, Colorado Commission on Higher Education
  • Cathy Carlson, Community Leader
  • Diane Carman, Communications Consultant
  • Jim “Carpy” Carpenter, Former Chief of Staff, Governor Bill Ritter
  • Tyler Chafee, Senior Vice President, Strategies 360
  • Dede de Percin, Executive Director of Mile High Health Alliance
  • Kim Desmond, Director of the City of Denver Office on Women & Families
  • Evan Dreyer, Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor Hancock
  • Mark Eddy, Founder and Principal of Mark Eddy Communications
  • John Fielder, Nature Photographer
  • Taryn Finnessey, Denver (as an individual)
  • Simon Hambidge, MD, PhD, pediatrician and health care executive
  • Darrell Hanavan, Former Executive Director of the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee, Colorado Association of Wheat Growers and Colorado Wheat Research Foundation
  • Lynea Hansen, Senior Vice President, Strategies 360
  • Anna Jo Haynes, President Emeritus of Mile High Early Learning Centers, Co-Chair of the Early Childhood Leadership Commission
  • Carol Hedges, Fiscal expert
  • Melanie Herrera Bortz, Latina community leader, Health advocate
  • Peter Kirsch, Partner, Kaplan, Kirsch, Rockwell and Conservation Advocate
  • Carol Lease, Executive Director of the Empowerment Program
  • Don Mares, Former Deputy Mayor of Denver and Executive Director of Denver Human Services
  • Jim Martin, Former Regional Administer for the EPA, Former Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources
  • Mary Mullarkey, Former Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court Justice
  • Derek Okubo, Denver (as an individual)
  • Erin Overturf, Conservation Advocate
  • Kent Peppler, Former Rocky Mountain Farmers Union President, Peppler Farms LLC
  • Colleen Peppler, Peppler Farms LLC
  • Carla Perez, Former Assistant General Manager for RTD and Senior Transportation Advisor to Governor Bill Ritter
  • Peg Perl, Democracy TNG
  • Monica Piergrossi, Former Director of External Affairs in the Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy
  • Bill Roberts, Former Editorial Page Editor of the Durango Herald
  • Kelly Romero-Heaney, NW Colorado Water Leader
  • Eric Rothaus, Former Colorado Deputy Treasurer
  • Jayson Sime, Former State Director of America Votes
  • John Singletary
  • David Thomson, CEO of Etre Corporation
  • Phillip A. Washington, Retired Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army; Former CEO & General Manager of Denver RTD; and current CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
  • Paul Washington, Former Executive Director of Denver’s Office of Economic Development
  • Ken Weil, Principal, Social Impact Solutions and Former Deputy Chief of Staff, Governor Bill Ritter
  • Lisa Weil, Education Advocate
  • Gerrit Westervelt, Former President of Educare Colorado
  • Denise Whinnen, Colorado Springs (as an individual)
  • Mary Wickersham, Co-Founder and Principal, Social Impact Solutions, Former Senior Education Policy Advisor, Governor Bill Ritter Jr.
  • Meredith Williams, Former Executive Director of PERA
  • Thomas Williams, Former Vice President and General Manager of TIAA-CREF’s Western Division
  • Guillermo “Bill” Vidal, Former Mayor of Denver, Former Deputy Mayor and Manager of Public Works for Denver, and Former President and CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver

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*not a formal endorsement.