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Singer has the experience, perspective Boulder County needs

Jonathan Singer is my choice for Boulder County commissioner in the June 30 primary. He is the experienced, progressive leader we need.

When he was a social worker, Jonathan helped homeless families find housing and jobs. As a Colorado legislator, Jonathan fought to protect our environment, limit fracking and expand renewable energy. He defended public lands and will continue to protect our open spaces and natural beauty. Jonathan also stood up to the NRA to pass gun safety laws.

Jonathan has a strong record of fighting for legislation on racial justice, including sponsoring a bill this year on police integrity and accountability.

Jonathan has helped immigrants by repealing discriminatory laws, fought for their right to get driver's licenses and for DACA students to get instate tuition. He helped create the first affordable housing trust fund in state history. He is committed to a public private partnership to reduce foreclosures and evictions caused by COVID-19.

Jonathan also helped expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of Coloradans. He currently chairs the House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee, where he worked to expand mental health care and addiction treatment in Colorado.

As we struggle to deal with the coronavirus, I know that Jonathan is committed to working for everyone in our community, getting access to testing and health care. His expertise will help him bridge access gaps that have led to racial inequities in health care in our county and our state.

A long-time public servant in Boulder County, Jonathan is grounded in the progressive values so important to protecting those things that make this county so special. And he has the experience and perspective to lead us into a better future for all our residents. Please vote in the primary, June 30, for Jonathan Singer for county commissioner.

Dickey Lee Hullinghorst

Colorado House Speaker, 2015-2017 State Represtantive, HD10 Gunbarrel

Loachamin is uniquely qualified to serve county

Both the death of George Floyd in police hands and the health disparities exposed in the COVID-19 pandemic have caused many in our country to search our souls and question how we have fallen so short on racial and ethnic fairness. We are challenged to change.

To work toward peaceful methods for change, we must create inclusive communities: places where everyone feels welcomed and accepted, is able to speak up, shares talents and gifts, shares power in decision making, and contributes value to the community.

In the primary election, our community has a chance to vote for Marta Loachamin for Boulder County commissioner, District 2. I am supporting Marta, having known her for over 20 years, because she is a leader who will help our community strengthen inclusivity, justice and equity. We need leadership that brings diversity to government systems now more than ever.

Marta has worked diligently for two decades with grassroots initiatives to develop economic opportunities that are equally attainable to everyone. In particular, Marta's business, realty, and advocacy experience in creating housing solutions make her uniquely qualified to work on housing issues caused by the pandemic economic crisis. Before the pandemic, many families cost-burdened with housing had to sacrifice health care and food to pay rent to avoid eviction. During the pandemic with unemployment doubling, additional families have become housing insecure. Marta's expertise and skill in resiliency work will benefit the Boulder County community in seeking housing solutions caused by the economic downturn.

Marta's supporters and endorsers are primarily grassroots folks (not state level officials) who have worked side by side with her in community efforts to attain equity. To learn more about Marta, visit the website marta2020.org.

Edwina Marie Salazar

Longmont

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