Golden Transcript: Danielson to run for Jeffco seat in Statehouse

By Amy Woodward

The 2014 biennial election is under way with candidates making early announcements about their intentions for this year’s races.

State Rep. Sue Schafer (D) announced in mid-January she would not be seeking a fourth term. Newcomer Jessie Danielson, also a democrat from Wheat Ridge, released her intent to run for state legislature in the hopes to fill Schafer’s seat.

A graduate of CU-Boulder, Danielson is a third generation resident of Wheat Ridge. She is currently the state director for American Votes, an advocacy group dedicated to voter’s rights and progressive politics.

Danielson was influential in the passing of the ground-breaking Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act of 2013 which included provisions to allow for easy voting and registration such as Election Day voter registration and mail ballots.

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