I grew up in a working-class family in Estes Park. I started working the summer after 7th grade and saw how many Colorado families struggled to make ends meet. That inspired me to be the first person in my family to attend a four-year college and then law school, because I wanted to help even the playing field for Coloradans. After law school, I practiced international anti-bribery law and worked to protect Coloradans’ voting rights as a voter protection attorney on President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. After that, I continued to serve the state as Director of the Colorado Governor’s DC Office, and then opened my own practice in Louisville.
Our country is at a turning point. I am running for Secretary of State to ensure our democracy remains strong. As Secretary of State, I plan to:
Stand up to President Trump and oppose any attempts to disenfranchise voters.
Increase voter participation by implementing automatic voter registration.
Bolster our election’s cybersecurity to stop cyberattacks from Russia and other countries.
Fight to get dark money out of our politics.
Support requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to get onto the ballot.
In the era of Trump, it is critical that we elect people who will stand up to protect our democracy. That is exactly what I will do as Secretary of State. I would be honored to earn your vote at State Assembly, and hope to work with you to ensure Colorado goes blue in 2018.