WHY I'M RUNNING
While Colorado has come a long way in recent years, we still face great challenges. We need elected representatives who will vigorously advocate for our district. We need elected representatives who will challenge the status quo and seek new solutions to changing problems. Through my career and community work, I’ve learned that standing up to special-interest pressure, building coalitions, and advocating for fair solutions is difficult, but necessary to achieve progress.
I’m running to represent Colorado’s Eighth State House District because I believe:
All people should have the opportunity to live life free of injustice, poverty, and prejudice.
Our legislature should focus on solving the present and future generation’s problems instead of refighting past battles.
The path to making Colorado a better place hinges on leaders’ patience, thoughtfulness, and commitment to justice.
In the right hands, lawmaking can change Coloradans’ lives for the better. Together we can build a strong economy, protect our beautiful environment, ensure that everyone has access to quality public education and opportunities, provide access to affordable healthcare, take care of our senior citizens, and ensure that all Coloradans—our minorities, our LGBTQ brothers and sisters, our immigrants, our people with disabilities—are treated with respect and enjoy the full protections of the law.
Learn more about House District 8
Colorado’s State House District Eight includes Denver’s near-northeast side, in the City Park, Cheesman Park, Congress Park, Hale-Mayfair, Park Hill, parts of Stapleton, Skyland, Cole, Clayton, Whittier, and the historic Five Points neighborhoods.
Per the 2010 Census, the District is 2.5% Asian, 19% Hispanic, 21% Black, 55% White, and includes just over 75,000 people. District Eight has over 25,000 registered Democrats, the most of any Colorado State House District.