ACCESSIBLE, OPEN AND TRANSPARENT GOVERNMENT
As Denver grows and conducts business, it is important to keep access open and transparent on all city contracts, records, licenses and documents to help Denver grow equitably and responsibly. All agreements recorded between the city and a vendor should be easily accessible to all parties and the public.LEARN MORE
INCREASE VOTER TURNOUT and CIVIC PARTICIPATION.
Denver is a leader in election practices. However, our voter turnout in municipal elections remains low. As a community organizer by trade, I believe we can do better with good ol’ fashioned, door-to door, grassroots work.LEARN MORE
PROTECT LOVE AND MARRIAGE EQUALITY.
Civil unions have been legally recognized in Colorado since May of 2013. Samantha Getman and Victoria Quintana made history as the first same-sex couple to be married in the City and County of Denver on July 10, 2014. While many Country Clerks across Colorado were reluctant to enforce these new laws, Denver Clerk and Recorder, Debra Johnson was a leader in implementing marriage equality. As she prepares to retire, Debra leaves behind a lasting and impressive legacy defending the dignity of all in Denver. I am proud of her work and will continue to uphold marriage equality in the Mile High City.LEARN MORE
FORECLOSURE PREVENTION and AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
I have spent the majority of my term as a city councilman governing during a recession and saw firsthand the impact that foreclosures had on families and neighborhoods. An issue that unfortunately, can pave the way for gentrification, homelessness and loss of property. It is imperative that the Office of the Clerk and Recorder closely monitor foreclosure activity and take appropriate steps to safeguard a fair, transparent, and accessible process that protects Denver’s homeowners.LEARN MORE
DEFEND OUR DEMOCRACY AND OUR RIGHT TO VOTE.
Whether it’s affordable housing, access to parks, criminal justice reform, public safety, or civil rights, for many of us, our civic life unfortunately depends greatly on where you live. In Denver, precincts that have the highest voter turnout are given the most attention. For decades this has been the case, creating and perpetuating inequity in city services and investment. It’s time for that to change.LEARN MORE