September 17, 2018
Contact: James Mejia
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Paul Lopez enters the race for Denver Clerk and Recorder

Lopez is ready to take on a city-wide office for more transparency and accessibility to public records, will continue to defend love and protect marriage equality, and take Denver’s civic participation and voter turnout to a higher level.  

DENVER – Veteran City Councilman, and Denver native, Paul Lopez has decided to run for Denver County Clerk and Recorder in next year’s municipal election. He filed paperwork with the Denver Elections Office this afternoon with his campaign Treasurer, and fellow Denver native, Leslie Twarogowski.

Councilman Lopez is term-limited in his final year representing Council District 3 in Denver’s Westside. At Age 40, he currently serves as the senior member of the Denver City Council.

“It has truly been an honor to represent the amazing people of Denver’s Westside, and I will continue to represent and fight for all of Denver’s residents with the same passion to ensure accessibility, transparency, and fairness in the office of the City Clerk and Recorder.”

“Now more than ever, our participation is critical to the future of our city and of our very democracy,” said Lopez.  “We refuse to be bullied or intimidated by those at the State and Federal levels who seek to take rights away, and we will defend our city block-by-block, ballot-by-ballot.”

Lopez is confident his experience and leadership in the city can help optimize procedures and empower the office’s hard-working staff as they continue to provide Denver residents with access to the information they need. During his time on the council, he helped transform Denver’s Westside from being overlooked and underrepresented to becoming a thriving district with strong civic participation and city investment – all while keeping its integrity and ensuring community members are at the table and the forefront of change.

“At my very core, I am an organizer, and we will move forward together in a way that will increase civic participation, public accountability, and strengthen our continued presence at the polls,” he added.

“Bureaucracy and lack of transparency dissuade Denver’s future generations from participating–this includes everything from running for office to understanding campaign finance rules and working for change within the city. It’s time for that to change.”

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