Shakti , Democratic candidate for HD28

Posted 6/12/18

Why are you seeking this office? I will increase the use of locally made renewable energy so that we have clean air.  I will prioritize public education so that kids without money can achieve their …

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Shakti , Democratic candidate for HD28

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Why are you seeking this office?

I will increase the use of locally made renewable energy so that we have clean air. 

I will prioritize public education so that kids without money can achieve their dreams and I will help seniors stay in their homes so they can age with dignity. 

What makes you the most qualified person for the position?

I have worked in the U.S. Senate, the Colorado State House, and I served for the last four years on Lakewood City Council. I know what it means to work together to make a difference in people’s lives. I also served on the board of directors of the Denver Regional Council of Governments, the Area Agency on Aging, and the Regional Air Quality Council. In addition, I volunteered with Jefferson County Mediation Services, Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, the Court Appointed Special Advocates, Earthjustice, the Denver Women’s Prison and the Boys and Girls Club.

What would your top two priorities be if elected?

I was raised by a young mother who had dropped out of high school. Even though we didn’t have a lot of money, I got a great education. I ended up going to graduate school and law school. I want to know that people still have those same chances. What’s more, even as a kid without money I got to explore wilderness areas and national parks. That is why I think it is so important that we continue the national legacy of environmental stewardship, so that every child in Colorado has breathable air, swimmable rivers, and access to beautiful places.

What else should the voters know about you?

I am running for the State House because I believe that together we can make laws that make a difference in people’s lives and improve the system of lawmaking in the process. As part of that, I am committed to showing everyone respect, listening, speaking clearly, and building trust.

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