State Senate Democratic Candidates 2020
2020 Candidate for State Senate District 10
I am running for office to represent our district and a progressive future for Colorado; one in which we support all families, protect our beautiful land, and become leaders in renewable energy.
For over a decade, I have supported families as a birth and postpartum doula, behavioral therapist for children with Autism, Early Head Start Home-Visitor, and an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). My work experience includes positions with a state-wide perinatal health collaborative and as the Director of a 3-year, multi-state, maternal and child health program.
I have a Master’s Degree in Public Health, which gives me a strong understanding of how systems and policy shape our health and choices, and ultimately, how I can shape those systems to benefit all people.
Serving hundreds of families, and my own challenging journey as a parent myself, have given me a strong understanding of the supports we need to help families thrive. Safe and respectful maternity care, paid leave policies, quality and affordable childcare… these are not our hurdles to face alone. I care deeply about protecting our environment and ensuring our children have a more stable economy as they enter increasingly unstable times.
My husband and I have two young children and five rescued animals. As a family, we love working in our backyard garden, enjoying our city’s lovely parks, and joining local advocacy and activism events. If I have a few moments alone, I can be found crafting, reading, or cuddling with a cat. Recent commitments include serving as the President of the Pikes Peak Breastfeeding Coalition and as a member of the Pikes Peak Regional Doulas Association.
I believe it is the government’s moral responsibility to not only protect families, but to ensure communities in which we live thrive. We feel the crushing stress that 30 years of deregulation, oppressive corporate power, and income inequality has brought to the majority of Americans, and it’s time to put power back into the hands of the people.
Bold leadership and new perspectives are critical to addressing the challenges we face today and I want to stand boldly, for you.
Together we rise
State Senator District 11
Up for Re-election in 2022
Pete Lee is the State Senator Colorado SD11. He has been a lawyer, a small business owner, and an executive at a NYSE listed corporation. Senator Lee and his wife Lynn have lived in Colorado Springs for over 40 years.
He has sponsored legislation to transform our criminal justice system from one of retribution to one of restoration and rehabilitation; to grow our economy and support small business workforce development; and to expand access to capital in small stock offerings.