HD9 MultiCounty Assembly Selects State Representative Primary Ballot Candidates
Submitted by Marty Amble Apr 09, 2018
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 http://www.emilyforcolorado.com
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!
Another Well Attended 2018 Candidate Forum!
Submitted by Marty Amble Feb 26, 2018
Nearly 100 Attend HD9's 3rd Candidate Forum In Preparation for the Upcoming Caucus and the 2018 Mid-Term Election! A Full House Listened Attentively to Presentations and Q & A from Attorney General Candidates Brad Levin, Amy Padden, Joe Salazar and Phil Weiser, Treasurer Candidates Bernard Douthit, Charles Schiebe and Dave Young, Secretary of State Candidates Jena Griswold and Phillip Villard - AND HD9 State Representative Candidates Paul Rosenthal, Emily Sirota and Ashley Wheeland.
Great Questions from HD9 and the Audience - And Moderated Very Well by HD9B Retiring Co-Captain Shawn Smith and HD9 Chair Chadd Hird.
HD9B PCP's Elected Jamie Sarche to Fill the Shoes of Retiring Captain Shawn Smith - who is Relocating to Northwest Denver - and HD4. Best to Shawn and to Jamie!
Nearly 100 Attend Governor Candidate Forum!
Submitted by Marty Amble Feb 19, 2018
An OVERFLOW crowd attended the HD9 Democratic Governor Candidate Forum on January 28. The candidates made brief introductory comments, then responded to a wide range of questions from the audience - and an interesting series of "lightning round" questions - where only Yes / No answers were allowed. Up next: Our candidate forum on February 24 - featuring the candidates for Attorney General, Secretary of State and Treasurer.
Caucus Turn-Out - BIG NUMBERS!!
Submitted by Marty Amble Mar 15, 2016
Here are the very unofficial turn-out numbers for the HD9 Caucus events - as measured by preference poll tallies only - and does not include campaign representatives, visitors, observers, interested folks and others:
HD9A at Hamilton Middle School - Precincts 901 - 918: 1,294
HD9B at Thomas Jefferson High School - Precincts 919 - 938: 1,067
So... if you thought it was a little crowded, and busy!! You were right!!
Memorial Service for Carolyn Stoffel
Submitted by Russ Johnson May 02, 2015
We are sad to report that the Denver Democratic Party has lost a tireless advocate in Carolyn Stoffel. She passed away on April 28th . She and her husband John helped to build a strong base for the Democratic Party in southeast Denver and she will be missed greatly by all who were fortunate enough to know and love her.
Sincerest heartfelt condolences to the Stoffel Family.
Please join her husband John Stoffel for a Memorial Service at the Three Fountains Condominium Clubhouse, 3286 S. Oneida Way, Denver, CO 80224, May 7 2015 at 7pm.
John has requested no flowers or food, please just attend the service.