One Colorado PAC Endorses Second Round of Candidates

Denver, CO – The One Colorado PAC endorses the following candidates running for election in November 2022:

Bold indicates an openly LGBTQ+ candidate.

State Board of Education

  • District 6: Rebecca McClellan (D)
  • District 8: Rhonda Solis (D)
  • At large seat: Kathy Plomer (D) 

CU Regent

  • District 1: Wanda James (D)
  • District 5: Ken Montera (R)
  • District 8: Yolanda Ortega (D)

Colorado Senate

  • SD-34: Sen. Julie Gonzales (D)

Colorado House

  • HD-03: Rep. Meg Froelich (D)
  • HD-05: Rep. Alex Valdez (D)
  • HD-06: Elisabeth Epps (D)
  • HD-08: Rep. Leslie Herod (D)
  • HD-11: Rep. Karen McCormick (D)
  • HD-23: Rep. Monica Duran (D)
  • HD-25: Rep. Colin Larson (R) & Sen. Tammy Story (D) – DUAL ENDORSEMENT
  • HD-32: Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet (D)
  • HD-36: Rep. Mike Weissman (D)
  • HD-37: Ruby Dickson (D)
  • HD-41: Rep. Iman Jodeh (D)
  • HD-53: Rep. Andrew Boesenecker (D)
  • HD-57: Elizabeth Velasco (D) 

*Please note this list is not exhaustive. The One Colorado PAC will release final endorsements on Monday, September 19th. 

“One Colorado is proud to endorse both CU Regent and State Board of Education candidates for the first time,” said Nadine Bridges, MSW (she, her, hers) Executive Director of One Colorado. “We acknowledge that in order to ensure LGBTQ+ Coloradans, families, and allies are not only able to receive an inclusive, holistic education but also work in an environment that is reflective of all, we must recognize and support those who are pro-equality and willing to advocate for our community.” 

One Colorado is the state’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for LGBTQ+ Coloradans and our families. The One Colorado Political Action Committee (PAC) endorses pro-equality candidates running for state office in Colorado who meet our screening and endorsement criteria. Key endorsement considerations include a candidate’s electoral viability and support of the rights, legal protections, and priorities of LGBTQ+ Coloradans. 

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