Endorsements for John Kefalas, Colorado State Senator

The Colorado Contractors Association (CCA) Endorses John Kefalas

We are pleased to inform you that the CCA PAC Committee endorses John Kefalas in 2016.


SEIU Local 105 COPE Committee and Executive Board endorses John Kefalas

We are proud to support you and look forward to your continued work as a champion for working families!


Rocky Mountain Sierra Club endorses John Kefalas

On behalf of Rocky Mountain Chapter Sierra Club’s approximately 50,000 members and supporters in Colorado, we are pleased to endorse John Kefalas for his 2016 candidacy for the Colorado Senate. 

Will Walters, Chair, Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter

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.

Organizations Who Endorse Senator Kefalas

2016 Political Endorsements

American Federation of Teachers - Colorado
Colorado Contractors Association PAC
Colorado Dental Association PAC
Colorado Education Association
Colorado Academy of Family Physicians
Colorado Chiropractic Association
Colorado Voters for Animals
National Association of Social Workers, Colorado Chapter PAC
Colorado Association of Nurse Anesthetists PAC
SEIU Local 105 COPE Committee
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Association
Colorado Medical Society
Secure PERA
Sierra Club, Rocky Mountain Chapter
Conservation Colorado
Colorado WINS
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado
One Colorado
Colorado Pipefitters local 208
IBEW Colorado State Conference of Electrical Workers
Poudre Education Association
Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado
Colorado AFL-CIO
Communication Workers of America, Colorado COPE
Colorado Physicians for Mental Health
Colorado Motor Carriers Association, Trucking Industry PAC
Bicycle Colorado Spokes PAC

2012 Political Endorsements

AFSCME Council 76
American Dream Fund
American Federation of Teachers Colorado
American Subcontractors Association Colorado
Colorado AFL-CIO
Colorado Academy of Family Physicians
Colorado Association of School Executives
Colorado Chiropractic Association
Colorado Conservation Voters
Colorado Dental Association
Colorado Dental Association
Colorado Education Association
Colorado Fraternal Order of Police
Colorado Housing Champions
Colorado Medical Society
Colorado Nurses Association
Colorado Physicians for Mental Health
Colorado Pipefitters local 208
Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
Colorado Progressive Majority
Colorado State Conference of Electrical Workers
Colorado WINS
Conservation Colorado
IBEW Colorado State Conference of Electrical Workers
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado
One Colorado
Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado
Poudre Education Association
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
Secure PERA
The Coloradoan
UFCW Local 7
United Transportation Union

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)

Will you endorse?

  • endorsed 2016-06-27 16:12:34 -0600
    Senator Kefalas is a champion for working families in Colorado. In 2013, he co-sponsored a working families tax package that enacted a permanent Earned Income Tax Credit. This was the first time in 15 years that Colorado families were able to get this credit. This bill helps working families pay for necessities like food, housing and childcare; it helps families stay out of poverty. I was proud to walk door to door for John Kefalas in 2012 and am very pleased to endorse his candidacy again in 2016.
  • endorsed 2016-06-06 06:29:19 -0600

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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)