Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado Endorses Pro-Women’s Health Candidates for the Colorado Legislature
Contact: For media inquiries, please call 303-359-8519
For Immediate Release: July 20, 2016
DENVER, CO– Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado is excited to announce endorsements of seven more candidates for the Colorado legislature: Matt Gray for HD 33 (Broomfield), Jeff Bridges for HD 3 (Southwest Denver), Tony Exum for HD 17 (Colorado Springs), Barbara McLachlan for HD 59 (Durango), Nancy Todd for SD 28 (Southeast Denver/Aurora), Tom Sullivan for SD 27 (Arapahoe County), and Daniel Kagan for SD 26 (Southwest Denver, Arapahoe County).
“All of these endorsed candidates received a 100% rating on our 2016 survey and we are excited to support them in the upcoming political season. PPVC endorses candidates who trust women to make their own health care decisions, including decisions about abortion,” said Sarah Taylor-Nanista, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado.
As a Representative for HD 5 for the past eight years, Daniel Kagan is a long-time supporter of access to safe and legal abortion, and has helped defeat many extreme anti-women’s health bills. Senator Nancy Todd had a 100% voting record in her first term as Senator, and when she was a House member as well. Former Representative Tony Exum, who is running against current Representative Kit Roupe, also has a 100% voting record and has always supported access to care. In Durango, Barbara McLachlan faces a tight race against incumbent Rep. J Paul Brown, who has voted repeatedly for abortion restrictions and against expanded birth control access. Similarly in Arapahoe County, Tom Sullivan is running against incumbent Sen. Jack Tate, who is a staunch opponent of access to safe and legal abortion. Finally, Matt Gray, a former deputy district attorney in Broomfield, and Jeff Bridges, a native Coloradan with a long history of service to the state, have pledged to protect access to women’s health car at the Colorado legislature.
PPVC endorsed three candidates in May as well: Rachel Zenzinger for SD 19 (Westminster, Arvada), Jenise May for SD 25 (Adams County), and Dafna Michaelson Jenet for HD 30 (Adams County).
These ten candidates will make protecting women’s health care access a priority in the Colorado legislature.