Delegates to the April 7 House District 9 MultiCounty Assembly Select State Representative Primary Ballot Candidates!! 

Here are the vote counts and % from the HD9 State Representative Multi-County Assembly... and post-assembly comments from each candidate. To qualify for a position on the June 26 Primary Election ballot, 30% was required. (HD9 Includes Primarily SE Denver County Precincts - as well as a handful of Arapahoe County Precincts - Including Glendale.) 

Ashley Wheeland - 32 / 39.5%
Emily Sirota - 29 / 35.8%
Paul Rosenthal - 20 / 24.7%

As with EVERY election... EVERY VOTE COUNTS!!



From Paul Rosenthal:

Well, we had a good run for reelection, and our campaign was based on the issues. We kept it clean, were thoughtful, discussed my successful six years as a member of the House. Unfortunately we didn't cross the finish line and weren't put on the ballot at the Democratic assembly. I will continue to work hard for the community, and will keep you updated. In the meantime I have a lot to do as a legislator through the end of the year for the people of House District 9. Thanks to all my supporters but especially my campaign manager Meredith Small and aide Deborhah Dreith Calloway.

From Ashley Wheeland:

We are so honored and proud to have not only officially made the ballot, but will be placed on the top! Come celebrate with us as we kick this campaign off to the next phase and all the way to the legislature.
Ashley Wheeland has been working in advocacy and policy for women and the undeserved her whole career. She has cultivated relationships with grassroots leaders and legislators which will put her in a unique position to be ready to get work done from day one.

As a true Grassroots campaign, fueled by the people of Colorado, we are asking you to join our movement! Join our kick-off party and see how you can help the campaign's momentum continue.

From Emily Sirota:

BREAKING NEWS: I have officially made the Democratic primary ballot, after our strong showing at the House District 9 Multi-County Assembly this morning! Our support was so strong that incumbent Rep. Paul Rosenthal did not receive enough votes to make the ballot.

After years of hard work in government, early childhood education and community organizing, I am SO GRATEFUL to receive so much support from House District 9 Democrats. In this election, hundreds of volunteers and grassroots donors are joining our campaign for progressive change because they know the status quo is unacceptable.

I am not a professional politician or political insider -- I am a working mom who rejects corporate PAC money and who has a proven record fighting for this community. Together, this people-powered campaign is going to win this election and bring this fight for our progressive values to the state legislature.

You can watch the speech I gave at this morning’s assembly. We have a lot of work to do for the June 26th primary -- join our campaign at

We thank Representative Paul Rosenthal for his 6 years of service - including through the balance of the current session and the remainder of his term - and look forward to a robust and informative primary election campaign!