CEA media release: The Colorado Education Association Releases Member Voting Recommendations for Upcoming 2020 Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2020

The Colorado Education Association Releases Member Voting Recommendations for Upcoming 2020 Election

CEA’s 39,000 members support a pro-public education agenda

DENVER – With the 2020 election just six weeks away, the Colorado Education Association (CEA) and its 39,000 members have affirmed their support for candidates and ballot measures supportive of public education and Colorado students and educators.

When the state’s 2020 legislative session adjourned in June, public education in Colorado was worse off than when the session convened in January. Already victim to more than $8 billion in funding cuts since 2008, public education in Colorado saw this year’s $577 million deficit via the Budget Stabilization Factor nearly double to a record $1.18 billion due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 only exacerbated the inequities that already existed in Colorado classrooms as a result of lack of funding. As public education funding continues to be cut, the needs of students and demands on educators continue to increase.

“The 39,000 members of the Colorado Education Association will work toward electing pro-public education candidates and passing pro-public education ballot measures because not only do our students and educators need it, but they deserve it,” said Amie Baca-Oehlert, high school counselor and president of the CEA. “Our public schools, students, and educators need elected officials who will take meaningful, creative, and bold action to address the chronic underfunding of our public schools. We need those same officials to work with us, the educators, to find those solutions.”

CEA Recommended Candidates & Issues, Election 2020

  • US President/Vice President – Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
  • US Senate – John Hickenlooper
  • House CD1 – Diana DeGette
  • House CD2 – Joe Neguse
  • House CD3 – Diane Mitsch Bush
  • House CD6 – Jason Crow
  • House CD7 – Ed Perlmutter
  • State HD1 – Susan Lontine
  • State HD2 – Alec Garnett
  • State HD3 – Meg Froelich
  • State HD4 – Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez
  • State HD5 – Alex Valdez
  • State HD6 – Steven Woodrow
  • State HD7 – Jennifer Bacon
  • State HD8 – Leslie Herod
  • State HD9 – Emily Sirota
  • State HD10 – Edie Hooton
  • State HD11 – Karen McCormick
  • State HD12 – Tracey Bernett
  • State HD13 – Judy Amabile
  • State HD17 – Tony Exum Sr.
  • State HD18 – Marc Snyder
  • State HD20 – Megan Fossinger
  • State HD21 – Liz Rosenbaum
  • State HD22 – Mary Parker
  • State HD23 – Chris Kennedy
  • State HD24 – Monica Duran
  • State HD25 – Lisa Cutter
  • State HD26 – Dylan Roberts
  • State HD27 – Brianna Titone
  • State HD28 – Kerry Tipper
  • State HD29 – Lindsey Daugherty
  • State HD30 – Dafna Michaelson Jenet
  • State HD31 – Yadira Caraveo
  • State HD32 – Adrienne Benavidez
  • State HD33 – Matt Gray
  • State HD34 – Kyle Mullica
  • State HD35 – Shannon Bird
  • State HD36 – Mike Weissman
  • State HD37 – Tom Sullivan
  • State HD38 – David Ortiz
  • State HD40 – Naquetta Ricks
  • State HD41 – Iman Jodeh
  • State HD42 – Dominique Jackson
  • State HD46 – Daneya Esgar
  • State HD47 – Bri Buentello
  • State HD50 – Mary Young
  • State HD52 – Cathy Kipp
  • State HD53 – Jennifer Arndt
  • State HD59 – Barbara McLachlan
  • State HD61 – Julie McCluskie
  • State HD62 – Don Valdez
  • State SD8 – Karl Hanlon
  • State SD14 – Joann Ginal
  • State SD17 – Sonya Jaquez Lewis
  • State SD18 – Steve Fenberg
  • State SD19 – Rachel Zenzinger
  • State SD21 – Dominck Moreno
  • State SD23 – Sally Boccella
  • State SD25 – Paula Dickerson
  • State SD26 – Jeff Bridges
  • State SD27 – Chris Kolker
  • State SD28 – Janet Buckner
  • State SD29 – Rhonda Fields
  • State SD31 – Chris Hansen
  • State SD33 – James Coleman
  • State SD35 – Cleave Simpson
  • State Board of Education CD1 – Lisa Escarcega
  • State Board of Education CD3 – Mayling Simpson
  • State Board of Education CD7 – Karla Esser
  • CU Regent CD2 – Callie Rennison
  • CU Regent CD6 – Ilana Spiegel
  • Jefferson County Commissioner – Andy Kerr

Ballot Measures

  • Proposition 113 – Support
  • Proposition 116 – Oppose
  • Proposition 117 – Oppose
  • Proposition 118 – Support
  • Proposition EE – Support
  • Amendment B – Support
  • Amendment 76 – Oppose

Local Support

  • Eagle County 5B – Mill Levy
  • Aspen 4A – Bond Issue
  • Cherry Creek 4A/4B – Mill Levy/Bond Issue
  • Pueblo County 4A – Bond Issue
  • East Grand 4A – Mill Levy
  • Huerfano 4A – Bond Issue
  • Johnstown Milliken 5A/5B – Mill Levy/Bond Issue
  • Julesburg 3A – Bond Issue
  • Littleton 4C – Mill Levy
  • Fort Lupton TBD – Mill Levy
  • Colorado Springs 4A – Tabor Issue
  • Denver 4A/4B – Mill Levy/Bond Issue
  • West Central 5C – Mill Levy
  • Durango 4A – Support

*Please note additional recommendations may be added to this list until ballots begin being mailed out on Oct. 9.

About the Colorado Education Association
The Colorado Education Association is a membership-based organization that represents 39,000 Colorado educators. The CEA promise to our students and communities is that the members of the Association will lead the way in guaranteeing every student access to the best public education. By working collectively with all education stakeholders, we will provide the best public education for every student and assure Colorado’s standing as an excellent state in which to learn, live, work, and raise a family.

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