My story is just one of thousands across Lakewood…
I am proud to be running to represent Lakewood in the Colorado House of Representatives. I was born in Colorado, I have lived in Jefferson County nearly my entire life, and I bought a house and made a home here in Lakewood. I want to give back to Colorado and make sure that our state government is listening and accountable to the needs of the people in House District 28.
I overcame a background as an at-risk youth, put myself through college, and have traveled and volunteered around the world in schools and orphanages with underprivileged children. I currently work for the nonpartisan organization, New Era Colorado, a non-profit dedicated to engaging youth in government and politics.
I know what it is like to struggle and survive in tough times. I know and Lakewood families know what it means to persevere. They deserve to know we have a state government that listens to them, that works together to get our economy moving and invests in Lakewood classrooms and local small businesses.
I am a lifelong Democrat, but understand the need for a collaborative government that works together to improve our schools, supports technology innovation and finds job-creating solutions.
Good ideas do not need a party label. As state representative, my focus is going to be on ending partisan gridlock and solving problems in ways that help strengthen Lakewood families and our neighborhoods.
This is a grassroots campaign and I look forward to conducting a district listening tour in order to hear the concerns of my neighbors. I will be hosting a series of meet-and-greets, as well as knocking on doors through the neighborhoods in HD-28.
My story is just one of thousands across Lakewood and House District 28. I am going to take my neighbors’ stories and be their voice at the State Capitol.
That’s why this campaign is about listening.
Whether it is the story of a senior citizen choosing between paying for their prescription medication or their utility bills.
Whether it is the story of a small business owner working to keep the lights on, put food on the table for his or her family, and give their employees access to health care.
Or whether it is the story of Lakewood’s teachers working to create opportunity for our children while facing cuts in the classroom.
We are the sum of our communities’ stories and we need a representative who will ensure that we are being heard at our State Capitol.
I look forward to meeting with you and hearing your story.