Senator Kerry Donovan – Legislative Update

This session so far…

Here’s a link to all the bills I am currently working on: Kerry’s Bills


A Couple of Highlights

SB19-075 Display Original Colorado Constitution – The bill requires the state archivist to develop and implement a plan to provide a permanent public display of the original Colorado Constitution in the state capitol building. This bill passed out of State and Military Affairs yesterday on a 4-1 vote! Here’s an article highlighting the hearing.

Last year’s bill didn’t pass:

HB18-1312-  Open Internet Customer Protections In Colorado – Concerning the protection of the open internet by disincentivizing internet service providers from engaging in practices that interfere with the open internet by limiting the provider’s access to available funds if the it is found to be responsible for such practices.

I hope this year’s does:

HB19-078 – Open Internet Customer Protections In Colorado – Concerning the protection of the open internet, and, in connection therewith, disqualifying an internet service provider from receiving high cost support mechanism money. This bill will be heard Monday.

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Chaffee County Democrats Re-organization Meeting

Chaffee County Democrats will hold a re-organization meeting to elect officers, appoint precinct officials, and plan activities for 2019 on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Poncha Springs Town Hall. Registration is at 9:30AM and the meeting will begin at 10:00AM. The meeting is set for 10AM and take about an hour.

You are encouraged to help save time by PRE-Registering. Please send your name, email address, and telephone number by email to [email protected]

Please plan to arrive at 9:30AM for registration if you have not pre-registered.

Chaffee Democratic Party Holiday Party

We had a wonderful evening on Saturday night at the Chaffee County Democratic Holiday Party in Buena Vista. We enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner featuring stuffed pork loin and live music from Off The Grid. Chaffee County Clerk Lori Mitchell received the Democrat of the Year award, Dan Cassidy received the Volunteer of the Year award, and Erin Kelley received the Rising Star award. A good time was had by all.

Susan K. Shepherd, Chair
Chaffee County Democratic Party

Chaffee Democratic Party Vice Chair JoAnne Allen presents the Chaffee County Clerk Lori Mitchell with the Democrat of the Year award

Chaffee Democrats 2018 Holiday Party

The Chaffee Democrats Holiday Party will be on December 15th from 4pm – 7pm at the Liar’s Lodge, 30000 CR 371, Buena Vista, CO 81211 and will feature a delicious catered dinner, live music, and awards presented for Democrat of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Rising Star. We can’t wait to see you at the party and celebrate all of our amazing 2018 victories with everyone.

Tickets at the door of the event are $40.00.

 

 

2018 Election Results

Chaffee County Democrats!

We made huge gains at the statewide level in the 2018 General Election.  Jared Polis is our newly elected Governor, Phil Weiser – Attorney General, Jena Griswold – Secretary of State, Dave Young – State Treasurer, and Lesley Smith – CU Regent, all Democrats that won their statewide races.  Our State Senator Kerry Donovan was re-elected and is now the Majority Whip in the Colorado Senate.We flipped the State Senate to a Democratic majority as well as the State House which has not been done since 1936.

In Chaffee County, congratulations to Jeff Graf, our new Chaffee County Coroner-elect! Lori Mitchell who was re-elected as our outstanding Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder. Stephany Rose Spaulding, Erin Kelley, Kimberly Parker and Susan Shepherd did not win election.  BUT, all other Democratic candidates won Chaffee County itself.  If you will remember 2016, Keith Baker was the only Democrat who won election in Chaffee County.

In one election cycle, this Chaffee County went from light pink to violet.   During our campaign we made an incredible number of door knocks, telephone calls and texts. Phenomenal work!  

Everyone on this team is a champion, everyone left it all on the field, and at least 50 volunteers became very active and engaged this year.  WE have done amazing work in 2 years, and built a strong foundation, and of that we can be VERY proud.

Thank you to all of our hard working volunteers. We just could not have done it without you!

~The Chaffee County Democrats Executive Committee

Chaffee County Democrats GOTV (Get Out the Vote)

The Chaffee County Democrats are in full swing with our GOTV (Get Out the Vote) efforts.  We have an outstanding slate of highly qualified progressive candidates that we need your help to elect. We invite you to join us.

There are many tasks needed before the General Election on November 6th. Please contact JoAnne Allen to volunteer at email  [email protected] or call 505-797-4144.

Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you.

Chaffee County Democrats canvassing in Salida with Candidates Kerry Donovan, Kimberly Parker, and Lori Mitchell