Sierra Club endorses John Kefalas
On behalf of Sierra Club’s approximately 50,000 members and supporters in Colorado, we are pleased to inform you that the Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter has endorsed your 2016 candidacy for the Colorado Senate.
For more than 50 years we have inspired thousands of Coloradans to explore the outdoors, to appreciate our mountains and public lands, and to conserve wildlife, our environment, and our heritage.
Today we’re taking action to get more people outdoors. We’re advocating to conserve ecosystems and to protect our fragile wilderness. And we’re building momentum, with efforts such as our Ready for 100 campaign, a movement to transition Colorado to 100% clean energy. Together with our members, supporters, and partners, we’re on the cusp of making incredible progress towards protecting Colorado for future generations.
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.
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."
"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
Voters for Animals
Colorado Conservation Voters
Colorado Progressive Majority
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado
Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado
American Dream Fund
Colorado Education Association
American Federation of Teachers Colorado
Poudre Education Association
Colorado Association of School Executives
AFSCME Council 76
UFCW Local 7
United Transportation Union
IBEW Colorado State Conference of Electrical Workers
Colorado Pipefitters local 208