Arkansas Valley Indivisible invites you to join us for a Blue Wave Candidates Forum with brief presentations by:
Kimberly Parker, candidate for Chaffee County Commissioner
Erin Kelley, candidate for Colorado House of Representatives
Kerry Donovan, running for re-election as State Senator
Stephany Rose Spaulding, candidate for U.S.House of Representatives
Other candidates will be present for meet and greet. Please join us!
It may be hard to imagine, but the November elections are almost upon us. Ballots will be mailed starting the week of October 15th. That means we have 8 weeks to get our amazing local and statewide slate of well-qualified, progressive candidates elected up and down the entire ballot. The time has come to issue the call: ALL HANDS ON DECK! YOU are needed now. We will be supporting our candidates in several ways, through door-to-door canvassing, live phone calls, texts, posting signs, entering data, feeding volunteers, you name it.
Here are a few ways you can help our candidates in the next few weeks. Please RSVP to Joanne Allen at [email protected] to sign up!
Saturday. September 15th at 10 am at Scout Hut in Riverside Park, Salida
Walk with Sen. Kerry Donovan, Chaffee Candidates Kimberly Parker for Commissioner and Susan Shepherd for Treasurer.
We will provide candidate literature, walk lists, a simple script and we will walk in pairs. Bring sunscreen, water, a hat, and wear walking shoes. There will be a very special guest that joins our canvas that day to provide additional visibility and to generate buzz. You’ll have to come to see for yourself!
Sunday, September 16th at 11 am at Scout Hut in Riverside Park, Salida
Walk with House District 60 candidate Erin Kelley and Chaffee Treasurer candidate Susan Shepherd. Candidate literature, walk lists, and a script will be provided.
Saturday, September 22nd at 11 am at Scout Hut in Riverside Park, Salida
Walk with CD 5 candidate Stephany Rose Spaulding, Chaffee Coroner candidate Jeff Graf, and Susan Shepherd for Chaffee Treasurer candidate. Candidate literature, walk lists, and a script will be provided.
Chaffee Democrats Monthly Meeting
Thursday, September 27th at 6 pm at 1st Presbyterian Church, 7 Poncha Blvd., Salida
September’s monthly meeting will focus on several of the substantive statewide and county referred ballot measures.
Chaffee referred ballot measures: Commissioner Keith Baker and Cindy Williams.
Let’s Go Colorado Transportation tax and bond measure. We are working to confirm speakers for Healthy Schools, Thriving Communities, and ballot measures to establish independent redistricting commissions, and minimum setback requirements on new oil & gas drilling. If you would like to present on any of these ballot measures, please contact Chair Susan Shepherd at [email protected]
Thank you everyone for all that you do each and every day to turn Chaffee County Blue. Together, we WILL Rock the Vote in November!
Chaffee County Democrats, Elected Officials, and Candidates
Chaffee County Democrats, elected officials, and candidates marched in both the Buena Vista and Salida 4th of July parades. The Chaffee County elected Democratic officials in the photo are Keith Baker, Chaffee County Commissioner, District 1, and Lori Mitchell, Chaffee County Clerk, who is running for re-election. The Chaffee County Democratic candidates in the front row of the photo from left to right are:
We are all so exhilarated following stunning results last night in the Chaffee County primary elections. EVERY SINGLE ONE of our local candidates beat their respective Republican opponents in Chaffee County in total votes returned. State Senator Kerry Donovan handily beat her Republican opponent, Erin Kelley for House District 60 bested her opponent, incumbent Rep. Jim Wilson in Chaffee, 1st time county candidate Kimberly Parker for Commissioner beat her 4th+ generation opponent, Susan Shepherd for Treasurer beat the sitting incumbent, and Jeff Graf for Coroner anchored the team for a very impressive victory over his rival. Clerk Lori Mitchell, currently unopposed, ran a smooth and efficient election with her entire team and was able to report 100% of her results by 7:15 pm last night. If you see these candidates out and about give them a hearty congratulations!
This is HUGE NEWS for Chaffee County, since there are 1,000 more Republicans here than Democrats. In Colorado’s first ever open primary, we were so pleased to confirm that YES, indeed, Chaffee Unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly identify as progressive, returning Dem ballots at a rate of 59% to 41% to Rep ballots. And it also proves that the disastrous policies of our current President and all those who support him are completely out of touch with Colorado voters, even in rural counties.
So what’s next??!!! We’d love to tell you at our monthly meeting TOMORROW June 28 @ 6 pm at 1st Presbyterian Church, 7 Poncha Blvd in Salida.
Dr. Tony Wolusky, CU Regent candidate CD 5
Clerk Lori Mitchell – update on primary election results
Chair Susan Shepherd – strategic plan and budget for November elections, with discussion to follow
We are still adding speakers so if you have something to add, please contact me!
Thank you so very much Chaffee County Democrats for everything you do, every day, to make our home a place where democracy can flourish. TOGETHER we will turn this county blue, I am more sure of it than ever.
GO TEAM BLUE!!!
Susan Shepherd, Chair, Chaffee County Democrats
Candidate, Chaffee County Treasurer