Thank you for your interest in my campaign for Denver City Council District 7. The Internet is a great starting pointing for exploring candidates but it’s no substitute for connecting in person. So if you want to know more or share with me your hopes and concerns for District 7 and the city, please don’t hesitate to contact me or join me at events that will be listed here and on my Facebook page.
Why I’m running
I love Denver and believe that my leadership, community engagement and public policy experience – including six years in the Colorado House of Representatives — will give a strong voice to the diverse neighborhoods that make up District 7.
Wellington E. Webb Endorsement
My candidacy for City Council District 7 has earned a thumbs-up from former Mayor Wellington E. Webb. His long list of accomplishments as Denver’s first African American mayor includes adding more than 2,350 acres of parkland to Denver. He brought together public and private partners to launch the ongoing transformation of a ten-and-a-half-mile stretch along the South Platte River from an eyesore to scenic parks, trails and recreation areas.
As a member of Denver City Council, I will work hard to build on this legacy. Construction of Levitt Pavilion will be another enhancement to Ruby Hill Park. Completing the Johnson Habitat bordering the Athmar Park Neighborhood and investments in the South Platte corridor are other examples of vision and collaboration among public and private stakeholders that I will champion.
A unique history shapes each neighborhood in the new City Council District 7. Some neighbors take pride in their Victorian homes such as those in Baker, a historic district on the National Register of Historic places. Many homes in Valverde – “Green Valley” in Spanish – were swept away by floodwaters of the Platte in a devastating 1965 storm.
The Klu Klux clan burned a cross in Ruby Hill Park nearly a century ago – a far cry from the transformation the neighborhood is undergoing. Today. Athmar Park boasts “some of the best food in town” and four parks, including Huston Lake.
Overland Park neighbors banded together to pressure clean up of the radioactive contamination left by the Shattuck Chemical Company.
Platt Park awaits the transit-oriented redevelopment of the former Gates Rubber Company, whose employees populated West Washington Park and other nearby neighborhoods.
When I walk door-to-door, I’m struck by the pride people take in their communities. As a former board member of my own neighborhood association, I understand City Council’s role in giving neighborhoods a voice in City government – from fighting for traffic lights to bringing neighborhood organizations to the table in rezoning proposals for new development.
As the only candidate in this race with elected leadership experience, I will keep asking, keep listening and keep fighting for what matters.
Volunteer of the Week
Volunteers are the heart of any successful grassroots campaign. That’s why I want to thank steadfast volunteers like Paul Jones. Over the last weekend he weathered single digit temperatures walking door-to-door with me.
I need your help too
Can we deliver a yard sign to your home or business? We’ll pick it up to recycle when the election is over. Click here to order one now.
The cold snap is almost over, but the work has just begun. Walk door-to-door with me, phone bank, deliver yard signs or help me in the office. Click here to join my growing list of endorsements and join our team!
Every dollar matters! $20.00 allows us to buy 10 yard signs, $50 allows us to send mail to 150 voters. In a local campaign like this, your support really makes a difference. I deeply appreciate any donation to my campaign.
Since announcing my campaign for City Council in January, I have been walking door-to-door and listening to the issues neighbors are concerned about. I also sent out a brief survey asking people what they want from their city council representative and what issues they felt were important to the community in both the short and long term.
The response has been remarkable
The landscape is literally changing as houses are scraped and new homes are built, and on every block I hear residents share their concerns about balancing growth and maintaining the economic diversity that distinguishes City Council District 7. Young families and longtime residents are committed to keeping our neighborhoods strong and safe places to raise a family.
As a candidate for Denver City Council, I don’t have all the answers. My experience as a state legislator taught me how much I can learn by listening to the people I represent. What does the city need to do to keep up with the challenges and opportunities of growth? Neighbors must have access to the process and be integrated into the decision making process when any zoning change is being proposed. As your City Councilwoman, I’ll work to ensure neighborhoods concerns are heard and zoning regulations are followed.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your story, ideas or concerns on this or any issue.
As the only candidate in this race with elected leadership experience, I will keep asking, keep listening and keep fighting for what matters. I’ll be a strong voice for our neighborhoods and businesses – large and small — that make Denver so special.
Yard Signs are coming!
Yard signs will be here in a few weeks and I’d be honored if you will put one in your yard. We will deliver it and pick it up to recycle when the election is over. Click here to order one now.
Volunteers make a campaign!
I believe volunteers are the core of any good campaign. I need your help in the coming weeks to walk door-to-door, phone bank, deliver yard signs or help me in the office. Click here to join our team!
Every dollar matters! $20.00 allows us to buy 10 yard signs, $50 allows us to send mail to 150 voters. I am honored to have your support and I deeply appreciate any donation to my campaign.
An invaluable lesson I learned as a state legislator seems obvious with hindsight: listen to the people you represent. It’s more than polling for what’s easy and expedient. It’s about tapping into the rich life experience, education and insight that people from different walks of life have to offer.
As a candidate for Denver City Council District 7, I don’t have all the answers. But together we might solve some of the challenges we face as a City – from filling potholes to making sure our vibrant economy works for everyone.
It is in that spirit I’m asking you to take a moment to complete this short survey and share your thoughts on what you think City government should do — or do better. Your responses are anonymous so don’t hold back! Of course, I would also welcome your contacting me directly to share your thoughts.
Let me thank you in advance for taking time out of your hectic day.
Candidate for City Council District 7