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Welcome to House District 5!

We are the heart of Denver! We include many neighborhoods: Athmar Park, Auraria, Baker, Capitol Hill, Central Business District, Chaffee Park, Civic Center, Cole, Elyria, Five Points, Globeville, Highland, Jefferson Park, Lincoln Park, LoDo, North Capitol Hill, Sunnyside, Swansea, Union Station, and Valverde. If you're a resident of HD5, you're in great company!

HD5 meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Emily Griffith Technical College,1205 Osage Street, Denver, CO  80204.

Upcoming HD5 Events

House District 5 2018 Pancake Supper

WHEN: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Larimer Place Condos, 1551 Larimer Street, Club Level (3rd Floor) Party Room, Denver, CO 80202

You’re Invited!
Please Join House District 5 Democrats
For The Fifth Annual


Cecilia Flores Memorial

Pancakes &

                                                                                                                                                                Mimosas Supper                                                                                                                                                                             

Special Guest

Congresswoman Diana DeGette


This year we are honoring the three state legislators who have

   represented HD 5 for the past eight years and are term limited.

Speaker Crisanta Duran - the first HD5 State Representative to serve as Speaker of the House.

  Senator Lucia Guzman - the first HD5 State Senator to serve as Democratic Leader of the Senate.

      Senator Irene Aguilar - The first HD5 State Senator to be a Medical Doctor.        



Robert Rodriguez, Candidate for SD32, Julie Gonzales, Candidate for SD34,

Alex Valdez, Candidate for HD5, Sandie McNamara, HD5 Chair,

Michael Guzman, HD5A Treasurer


Master of Ceremonies

Polly Baca, Former Colorado State Senator


Event Committee Chair & Co-Chairs

Sandie McNamara, Chair; Co-Chairs: Poly Baca, Miguel Baca Barragan,

Pamelia Nixon-Hartje, Charles Nadler & Hanna Weston


HD5 Leadership

Sandie McNamara, Pat Tjaden, Thyria Wilson,

Rebecca (Becky) Christensen, Danielle Glover,

Michael Guzman, Susan Saukas,

Ian Nelson-Santopietro, Jonah Weiss


HD5 Pancake Supper

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Larimer Place Condos
 1551 Larimer Street, Club Level (3Rd Floor) Party Room
Denver, CO 80202


Host:  $200 | Dinner Ticket: $20 | Children (5 to 10):  $7 | Children Under 5:  FREE


Join the host committee or purchase tickets here.

HD5 State Representative

Crisanta Duran

The current Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, Speaker Duran serves on the Executive Committee of the Legislative Council and the Legislative Council. She was elected to the House in 2010 and elected Speaker in 2017, being the first Latina to hold that office.

House District 5 Officers

Chair: Sandie McNamara
Vice-Chair: Patricia (Pat) Tjaden
Secretary: Thyria Wilson

House Sub-District 5A

Captain: Rebecca (Becky) Christensen

Co-Captain: Danielle Glover

Finance Chair: Michael Guzman
House Sub-District 5B

Captain: Susan Saukas

Co-Captain: Ian Nelson-Santopietro

Finance Chair: Jonah Weiss

HD5 News

House District 5 Candidate Survey Questionnaire Responses


Democratic State Senate District Candidates 2018

Voters in House District 5 will be voting for State Senate District candidates in the primary on June 26th.

Candidates for State Senate District 32 are:

Hazel Gibson

Zach Neumann

Robert Rodrigues

Candidates for State Senate District 34 are:

Julia Gonzales

Alan Kennedy-Shaffer

Edward "Milo" Schwab

HD5 Monthly Meeting February 7, 2018 Candidates Forum

HD5 Activists,

If you were able to join us last night, thank you!  

It was refreshing to see so many folks come out

to hear from the candidates.  If you weren’t able

to join us, we had over 60 people attend the

Candidate Forum.  With all 3 current office

holders being term limited it’s a very important

election cycle for our community.  The candidates

responded in writing to specific questions that were

generated by our community and elected officials.  

Not all topics are covered but hopefully it will be one

element of your decision making process.  Neither the

questions nor the answers were edited. The link below

will direct you to the responses - they are organized by

office and in alpha order by first name.  


You are welcome to share this link with anyone that

you think it might interest.


House District 5 Candidates Forum:




Senate District 32 Candidates Forum:




Senate District 34 Candidates Forum:

Congratulations to Geoff Tchon and Danielle Glover!

Congratulations to Geoff Tchon and Danielle Glover!

At the recent national meeting for the Young Democrats of

America, two of the HD5 leaders were voted into offices.  

Danielle Glover, Co-Chair of HD5A, was selected to serve

as the Executive Vice President.  Geoff Tchon, Co-Chair

of HD5, was selected to serve as the Jewish Caucus Regional

Director.  Young Dems is open to Democrats under 36 years

of age with a variety of ways to get involved.  


PFLAG Denver Speaks at HD5 July Meeting

PFLAG Denver spoke at the HD5 meeting on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

On the right is Blanca Leos, and on the left

is Justin. Blanca explained that PFLAG

(Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

counsels high school and college students who are

coming out, and helps them remain connected with

their families if possible and if not, connects them to

services. They also raise funds to give scholarships so

the young people can continue their education!

They have a website at , and are located at 1290 Williams St., Denver, CO 80218.

They can also be reached at: (303) 573-5861, or at: [email protected]