Endorsements For John

Senator Kefalas recognized by the Colorado Nonprofit Association

3/16/16-- Senator John Kefalas was honored by the Colorado Nonprofit Association for his tireless commitment to helping middle-class and lower-income working Coloradans in the General Assembly.

Senator Kefalas and Senator Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs, were the two Senators to receive the 2016 “Legislator of the Year” award at the 21st Annual Colorado Nonprofit Week Awards Luncheon. Treasurer Walker Stapleton introduced Senator Kefalas, bringing attention to his successful decade of service in the General Assembly, carrying legislation on telehealth, treatment for children with Autism, child welfare, child support and greater transparency of special districts.

“I am excited and honored to have received this award today. The Nonprofit Association ensures the strength of our nonprofit community, representing and advocating for issues vital to our Colorado way of life. I look forward to continuing to work with these organizations,” said Senator Kefalas.

Senator Kefalas recognized for mental health advocacy

3/3/2016 - Sen. John Kefalas, was honored by Mental Health America of Colorado for his extensive work in advocating for mental health care and wellness in the General Assembly.

Senator Kefalas, along with Representatives Dianne Primavera, D-Broomfield, and Lois Landgraf, R-Fountain, received 2016 “Legislator of the Year” awards at Mental Health America of Colorado’s 23rd annual Legislative Education and Advocacy Day. Last year, Senator Kefalas received a perfect score on Mental Health America of Colorado’s Legislator Scorecard.

“I am honored and humbled to be receiving this award today from a truly wonderful and effective organization. Promoting mental health and wellness and integrated care is critical to our Colorado way of life. I will continue to work hard for greater access to community-based mental health care and resources,” said Senator Kefalas.

Listen to some of your neighbors explain why they support John Kefalas.

State Senator Bob Bacon - Click here

Dr. Guadalupe Salazar, Director, El Centro - Click here

Richard Brack, "Conservative Progressive" - Click here

Dr. John Bender, Miramont Family Medicine - Click here

Timio Archuleta, Business Manager, IBEW - Click here

Kim Jordan, Co-Founder and CEO, New Belgium Brewery - Click here

Mat Dinsmore, WIlbur's Total Beverage - Click here

Jennifer Sajbel, Clinical Dietitian - Click here

Chinmay Pandit, Fossil Ridge High School Student - Click here

Dr. Hans D. Hochheimer, CSU Professor - Click here

 A few kind words from my friends and The Coloradoan: 

"Kefalas has shown time and time again that he has Fort Collins’ best interests at heart. His experience with the state budgeting process, his desire to help create jobs and advance our economic recovery, and genuine heart with which he leads helps ensure a future where we’re not just surviving, but growing."

The Coloradoan

 "It has been an honor serving Fort Collins as your State Senator for the past eight years, and I am pleased that Rep. John Kefalas is running to replace me. No one in the state legislature works harder than John to represent his constituents, build consensus, and craft solutions to the problems we face together. 

I know John will be a great State Senator for Fort Collins, and I hope you will support him as enthusiastically as I do."

Senator Bob Bacon, Senate District 14

“I have known John Kefalas for many years as a compassionate and determined advocate for people and the environment in Fort Collins and statewide.  Having served with John for 6 years in the House of Representatives, I can say without hesitation that he is one of the hardest working, most effective members of the General Assembly.  He is not afraid to reach his hand across partisan divides to get things done for his constituents.  I have been privileged to serve alongside John in the House and wholeheartedly endorse his efforts to become Fort Collins’ next state Senator.” 

Representative Randy Fischer, House District 53

 Elected and Former Elected Officials:

Former State Senator Peggy Reeves

Former State Senator Moe Keller

PSD School Board Member Nancy Tellez  (District F)

Organizations That Have Endorsed John:

Colorado Professional Fire Fighters

Colorado Fraternal Order of Police

Colorado Nurses Association 

Colorado Medical Society

Colorado Dental Association

Colorado Physicians for Mental Health

Colorado Chiropractic Association


Colorado Housing Champions

American Subcontractors Association Colorado

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union

The Coloradoan 

Voters for Animals 

Colorado Conservation Voters

Colorado Progressive Majority

NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado

Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado

One Colorado

American Dream Fund

Colorado Education Association

American Federation of Teachers Colorado

Poudre Education Association

Colorado Association of School Executives 

Colorado WINS

Colorado AFL-CIO

AFSCME Council 76

UFCW Local 7

United Transportation Union

IBEW Colorado State Conference of Electrical Workers

Colorado Pipefitters local 208


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Upcoming Event

Event Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 09:00 AM
Event Venue: Dazbog Coffee Old Town Ft Collins

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Contact info:

John M. Kefalas, State Senator (SD-14)
604 Sycamore Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521
johnk1@frii.com (campaign)
jkefalashd52@frii.com (legislative)
970-221-1135 (h)
720-254-7598 (c)
303-866-4841 (o)