Democratic Candidates

United States President

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

www.hillaryclinton.com

  • Former Secretary of State, US Senator, First Lady, and lifelong advocate for women, families and children
  • Will continue progressive policies striving for equality, fairness, and economic growth
  • Will ensure the Supreme Court is fair and balanced
  • Will maintain foreign diplomacy to keep our nation safe, relevant, and a world leader
  • Understands the benefits of harnessing a clean energy future

United States Vice President

  • Mayor, Governor and US Senator; has been building bridges instead of walls his entire life
  • Championed early childhood and higher education in VA
  • Closed critical loopholes to help prevent gun violence
  • Worked to restore and protect voting rights for all Americans
  • Had his state rated the best for business and raising children

US Senator for Colorado

  • Strong record of cutting through Washington dysfunction to get things done for Colorado
  • Fighting to make college more affordable and grow our clean energy economy
  • Leading efforts to fix the nation's broken immigration system

US Congressional District 1

Diana DeGette

Diana DeGette

www.degette.com

  • Won meaningful renewable energy advances and is fighting to maintain our public lands
  • Co-chair of the Pro-Choice caucus and a leader in the fight to prevent extremists from defunding Planned Parenthood
  • Continues to work to achieve equal pay for equal work and the right to paid leave
  • Fighting to fund critical opioid addiction programs, modernize clinical trials and jump start disease research

CU Regent At-Large

Alice Madden

Alice Madden

www.madden4cu.com

  • Former State House Majority Leader
  • CU undergraduate and CU Law alumni
  • Running to restore state funding to Colorado University system (Colorado is 48th of 50 in funding higher education)
  • Will fight to keep CU accountable, accessible, and affordable

CU Regent District 1

  • Believes education should be accessible and affordable for everyone
  • Denver native, University of Colorado alumnus, works at CU Boulder
  • Brother and son of veterans
  • Long-time active member of the Democratic Party of Denver and Denver Young Dems

District Attorney 2nd Judicial District

  • Served as a Chief Deputy DA, Deputy Colorado Attorney General, Denver Manager of Safety, Safe City Director, and State Rep for HD8
  • Will provide alternatives for young people and those with mental health & substance abuse issues
  • Will increase transparency and accountability, address mass incarceration, and build strong connections with Denver neighborhoods

State Senate District 31

Lois Court

Lois Court

www.loiscourt.com

  • Believes in an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy
  • Advocates for early childhood education and affordable college education
  • Supports effective job training so Colorado’s workforce is prepared for jobs of the future

State Senate District 33

Angela Williams

Angela Williams

www.angela4colo.com

  • Spent the last two year leading a legislative team in bills to rebuild trust between law enforcement and community
  • Passed legislation for Colorado working families
  • Fighting for strong education, consumer protections and a stronger economy
  • Accessible, Visible and Responsive to Constituents

State Representative District 1

  • Believes in an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy
  • Advocates for early childhood education and affordable college educations
  • Fighting for strong education, consumer protections and a stronger economy
  • Supports effective job training so Colorado’s workforce is prepared for jobs of the future

State Representative District 2

  • Prioritizes increasing access to early childhood education and making college affordable
  • Fights to protect Colorado's air, water and land for future generations
  • Will keep working to bring high paying jobs to Colorado and keep our economy strong

State Representative District 4

  • Grew up in our community
  • Wants to continue to grow the middle class
  • Believes in equal rights for all
  • Fights back efforts to restrict a woman’s right to choose

State Representative District 5

Crisanta Duran

Crisanta Duran

www.duranforcolorado.com

  • Gets results for Colorado families, not special interests
  • Made the National Western Stock Show a year-round attraction, bringing jobs and dollars to Denver
  • Creating affordable transportation and housing options
  • Dedicated to leveling the playing field, making sure all students receive the education they need to succeed

State Representative District 6

  • 20 years of experience working on clean renewable energy projects all over the world
  • Will fight to ensure equal pay for equal work and protect women’s right to choose
  • Committed to creating jobs by supporting small businesses and fostering economic growth

State Representative District 7

  • Denver native, dedicated to empowering families and engaging the community to improve their quality of life
  • VP at ACE Scholarships, a local nonprofit providing educational scholarships to low-income families
  • His campaign is about listening and problem solving, “As a community we work better when we work together

State Representative District 8

  • Has the know-how to fight for us, worked for Gov. Ritter and in our community helping businesses thrive
  • Cares about our community – listens, and will always put us first
  • Will work to bring real investment in our classrooms, keep Denver neighborhoods affordable, and reform our broken criminal justice system

State Representative District 9

Paul Rosenthal

Paul Rosenthal

www.peopleforpaul.com

  • Teacher at a youth correctional facility
  • Passed a climate change monitoring law
  • Created Statewide Sister City celebration at Capitol
  • Founded Aerospace Caucus to promote industry
  • Passed criminal justice reform laws
  • Worked on incentives for small businesses
  • Serves on Colorado Tourism Board

RTD Director - District A Democrats

Please note that the Democratic Party of Denver does not endorse when there is more than one Democratic candidate. For your convenience, these are the Democrats running, in alphabetical order.

Regan Byrd

www.regan4rtd.com

Mike Cerbo

www.cerboforrtd.com

Aaron D. Goldhamer

www.facebook.com/goldhamerforcolorado

Kate Williams

RTD Director - District D Democrats

Jeffrey Allen Walker

[email protected]

RTD Director - District E Democrat

Paul Rosenthal

Claudia L. Folska

www.claudia4rtd.com

  • Single mom to a beautiful high school sophomore
  • Full-time RTD rider
  • Holds a dual Ph.D.
  • Author of “Making Cents of TOD” [Transit Oriented Development]
  • Passed criminal justice reform laws
  • Worked on incentives for small businesses
  • Appointed to the Colorado State Rehabilitation Advisory Council by Governor John Hickenlooper
 

Ballot Questions

The Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Denver has taken the following positions on the ballot questions facing voters this November.

Statewide Ballot Questions

Amendment T No exception to prohibition of slavery or involuntary servitude
Learn more at www.yesontco.com
YES
Amendment U Exempt certain possessory interests from property taxes NO
Amendment 69 Create and implement a state health care system (Colorado Care)
Learn more at www.coloradocare.org
YES
Amendment 70 Increase the Colorado minimum wage to $12.00 per hour by 2020
Learn more at www.coloradofamiliesforafairwage.org
YES
Amendment 71 Requirements for initiated constitutional amendments
Learn more at no71.co
NO
Amendment 72 New cigarette and tobacco taxes
Learn more at www.healthyco2016.com
YES
Proposition 106 Allow medical aid in dying to the terminally ill
Learn more at www.coendoflifeoptions.org
YES
Proposition 107 Change to a winner-take-all delegates presidential primary election (from Caucus)
Learn more here.
NO
Proposition 108 Allow Unaffiliated voters to participate in Colorado primary elections
Learn more here.
NO

Denver Ballot Questions

Referred Measure 2A Retain .03% voter approved Denver preschool program tax increment, through 2026 YES
Referred Measure 2B Make the Independent Monitor a Denver Charter position, for the purposes of monitoring investigations of uniformed personnel
Learn more at www.denverjusticeproject.org
YES
Ballot Issue 3A Approve a $56.6 million mill levy for educational purposes, including expanding early childhood reading programs, providing more mental health, expanding technology access, provide teacher support and training, expanding college and career programs
Learn more at www.fordenverskids.com
YES
Ballot Issue 3B Approve a $572 million DPS bond ($61m annually) to improve school buildings, expand technology, address overcrowding, provide cooling systems, provide security cameras and updated alarm systems, and expand early childhood programs
Learn more at www.fordenverskids.com<
YES
Ballot Issue 4B Reauthorize the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) Tax
Learn more at www.yesonscfd.com
YES
Initiated Ordinance 300 Pilot program for public marijuana use in "Designated Consumption Areas"
Learn more at www.limitedsocialuse.org
YES