People supporting Chris

Endorsements of Chris Hinds for Denver City Council

Statewide Elected Officials

DIANNE PRIMAVERA (Colorado Lieutenant Governor)

DAVE YOUNG (Colorado State Treasurer)

It’s my honor to endorse Chris Hinds. I’ve worked with him on numerous issues that directly affect the lives of people in the community. His tireless work always delivers great results!

Colorado Senate

LUCIA GUZMAN (Senate Minority Leader)

Senate District 34 – Denver
LGBT Caucus

PAT STEADMAN (Joint Budget Committee Chair)

Senate District 31 – Denver
LGBT Caucus
District 10 resident

FAITH WINTER (Caucus Chair)

Senate District 24 – Westminster

JOANN GINAL

Senate District 14 – Ft. Collins
Chair: Health Insurance and Environment
LGBT Caucus

“I have worked with Chris on many bills at the Capitol. Chris is a dedicated, intelligent individual and cares about the people of Denver and all of Colorado. I am proud to endorse Chris Hinds for Denver City Council.”

BRITTANY PETTERSEN

Senate District 22 – Westminster

NANCY TODD

Senate District 28 – Aurora

Union Endorsements

Denver Area Labor Federation AFL-CIO
Teamsters Local 17
Teamsters Local 455
Communication Workers of America CO/WY State(s) Council
IATSE Local 7
National Postal Mail Handlers Union Local 321
Bricklayers Local 7
Denver Firefighters (IAFF) Local 858
Unite Here Local 23
LiUNA, Colorado Laborers Local 720
IUPAT Painters Local 79
IBEW Local 68
IBEW Colorado State Conference of Electrical Workers
Service Employees International Union, Local 105
American Postal Workers Union, Local 229

National and State Organizations

Blue Wave Crowdsource
Disability Voters
Progressive Democrats of America (Denver chapter – “Progressive Vote – Colorado”)
Stonewall Democrats (Colorado Democratic Party’s LGBTQ initiative)
Colorado Black Women for Political Action CHAMPION
Colorado NORML – National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Our Revolution – Metro Denver chapter

Other elected office

SUSAN BARNES-GELT

Denver City Councilperson (At-large 1995-2003)
District 10 resident

MICHAEL CARRIGAN (Chair)

CU Board of Regents, CD1 (Denver)

LISA CULPEPPER

Adams County Treasurer – ELECT

“I fully support Chris Hinds for Denver City Council. Mr. Hinds has a stellar record of public service and advocacy for inclusive community government. Mr. Hinds has developed a spectacular skill set in policy analysis and decision-making. Although I vote in Adams County (the 3rd fastest growing county in the nation), I want Denver, our neighboring county, to have the best City Council its voters can elect, to support good governance at its edges and throughout every district. Mr. Hinds’ qualifications and commitment make him an excellent choice for that role.”

VAL FLORES

Colorado State Board of Education, CD1 (Denver)
District 10 resident

CLAUDIA FOLSKA

RTD Board of Directors, District E

“The challenge of being a person with a disability and running for office is that people think you’re playing a disability card. Chris Hinds has been dealt a new deck of cards, and he is going to play each one to impact the community in a constructive and meaningful manner. I wholeheartedly support Chris’s efforts in running for Denver City Council, District 10, and I hope you do too.”

JACK KROLL

CU Board of Regents, CD1 (Denver)
Currently youngest member of CU Board of Regents

Chris Hinds will get it done for Denver. His drive to serve is second to none. And his vision for inclusive and affordable communities is exactly what our city deserves.

JACOB LABURE

Lakewood City Councilman, Ward 2

KATHLEEN MACKENZIE

Denver City Councilperson (District 7 1999-2007)
District 10 resident

BRUCE STAHLMAN

Littleton City Council and Mayor Pro Tem

KATE WILLIAMS

RTD Board of Directors, District A

Colorado House

CRISANTA DURAN (Speaker of the House)

House District 5 – Denver
First Latina Speaker of the House in US history

DAN PABON

Fmr. House Majority Leader
House District 4 – Denver

“In my 8 years [at the Colorado State Capitol] I’ve seen many citizen advocates working on different policy issues, but I’ve never seen a citizen advocate, disabled or otherwise, work as hard as Chris Hinds for not just the disability community but for all communities in Colorado – trying to make Colorado a better place.”

ALEC GARNETT

Majority Leader
House District 2 – Denver
District 10 resident

“Chris Hinds is somebody who lives in my district who has been advocating on behalf of issues related to disabled parking for years and years and years. And he is really advocating in the right way. He gets to know his representatives, he attends every meeting that he possibly can, and while this really isn’t the end of that fight, it really does symbolize how someone in the community can do a lot to represent a bunch of Coloradans.”

CHRIS HANSEN

Joint Budget Committee
House District 6 – Denver

JONATHAN SINGER

House District 11 – Boulder
Jewish caucus
Chair: Joint Technology Committee
Chair: Local Government Committee
Chair: Public Health Care and Human Services

SUSAN LONTINE

Vice Chair: State Veterans and Military Affairs
House District 1 – Denver

ROCHELLE GALINDO

House District 50 – Weld
LGBT caucus

MATT GRAY

House District 33 – Broomfield

DAFNA MICHAELSON JENET

House District 30 – Adams
Jewish caucus

JOE MIKLOSI

House District 9 – Denver / Arapahoe

LOIS LANDGRAF

House District 21 – Fountain

“I am very proud to endorse Chris Hinds for the position of Denver District 10 Councilperson. You will not find a harder working, more dedicated and innovative person for the job. Every task he tackles is under-taken with a level of dedication and attention to detail that ensures success. I’ve so enjoyed getting to know, work with and, most importantly, learn from Chris.”

DYLAN ROBERTS

House District 26 – Eagle/Routt
Youngest current member of the Colorado General Assembly

Chris is a true public servant who has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of Coloradans at the State Capitol. I am confident that he has the forward-thinking vision Denver needs in this transformative time.

JOE SALAZAR

House District 31 – Adams County

BRIANNA TITONE

House District 27
LGBT caucus
First openly transgender Representative in Colorado history

Testimonials about Chris

Dan Pabon

“In my 8 years down here, I've seen many citizen advocates working on different policy issues. But I’ve never seen a citizen advocate, disabled or otherwise, work as hard as Chris Hinds for not just the disability community, but for all communities in Colorado trying to make Colorado a better place.”

Alec Garnett

“Chris Hinds is somebody who lives in my district who has been advocating on behalf of issues related to disabled parking for years and years and years. And he is really advocating in the right way. He gets to know his representatives, he attends every meeting that he possibly can, and while this really isn't the end of that fight, it really does symbolize how someone in the community can do a lot to represent a bunch of Coloradans.”

Joe Salazar

“This guy has been a stalwart fighter here at the Capitol for years, and as (Rep. Alec Garnett) has said, that's what a citizen activist looks like, right? That's exactly how things get changed here in the state of Colorado. When you have someone working with their elected official, and working with the political process. Someone who is willing to go to people who may not necessarily have the same ideologies and still sit and talk with them and educate them.”

Paul Lundeen

“Chris, you are a remarkable person. Your humility is always visible. Your humor is usually spot on - and we know that humor from a microphone can be a challenging thing, but you have brought it multiple times and we're all grateful for that. But most of all it's the humanity that you bring to the process that we in fact are engaged in.”

Dafna Michaelson Jenet

“I have worked very closely with Chris Hinds this session on the Colorado Disability Council, and what he brought to the table was invaluable in terms of research and information and advocating for the community specifically in this area - including a life-sized sign that was created to talk about what we do around disability parking that was taken to Washington, DC I believe - that was sent there by Texas, and not us, and the word is getting around, and it is getting around because of Chris Hinds.”

Chris Hinds for Denver City Council, District 10

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