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House District 9

Welcome to House District 9 !! We meet on the fourth Saturday of each month - from 9:15 AM (Social) / 9:30 AM (Meeting Starts) - 11:00AM at Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E. Girard Avenue - northeast corner of Monaco and Hampden. Social Time / Refreshments at 9:15 am. Come early to visit your HD9 friends and neighbors.

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Upcoming HD9 Events

HD9 State Representative

Paul Rosenthal

Representative Rosenthal serves as Vice-Chair of the Local Government Committee and on the Business Affairs and Labor committees. He was elected in 2012.

HD9 Officers

Chair: Chadd Hird
Vice-Chair: Shazzy Graham
Secretary: Vicky Harsh

House Sub-District 9A

Captain: Lydia Guzman

Co-Captain: Juliette Hidahl

Finance Chair: Jan Tyler
House Sub-District 9B

Captain: Jamie Sarche

Co-Captain: Jean Richards

Finance Chair: Jan Tyler

HD9 News

Another Well Attended 2018 Candidate Forum!

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!

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!!

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

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. 

HD9 at the Capitol

Thanks to Shawn Smith for organizing and to Rep. Paul Rosenthal for hosting our Day at the Capitol. A very special highlight: being seated on the House Floor and observing Paul's VERY MOVING PRESENTATION of the HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL RESOLUTION! Thanks also to Lou Irwin, DPOD Public Policy Committee Chair - and Legislative Aide to Senator Irene Aguilar - for showing us around the Capitol Building!!

For the Quiz - Several Colorado State Symbols You May Not Be Aware Of!!

State Folk Dance:                       The Square Dance
State Fossil:                                Stegosaurus
State Reptile:                              Western Painted Turtle
State Summer Heritage Sport:    Pack Burro Racing
State Cactus:                               Claret Cup Cactus
State Rock:                                  Yule Marble (Found Only Near Marble, Colorado)
State Fish:                                   Greenback Cutthroat Trout
State Bird:                                    Lark Bunting
State Flower:                               White and Lavender Columbine



Your HD9 Officers - with your help - are looking forward to enhancing our party's presence in Southeast Denver and to filling a handful of appointive committee opportunities going into 2015 - and beyond!! Great opportunities to get more involved the goings-on in HD9 and Denver Dems !! Ask an Officer!!