Jessie Danielson Wins Democratic Assembly
Saturday, March 29, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lakewood, Colorado — State House District 24 candidate Jessie Danielson (D-Wheat Ridge) decisively won the HD-24 Democratic assembly today, which was held at Lakewood High School. The assembly vote determines who will be listed on the Democratic primary ballot. Nearly 59% of Democratic delegates voted to place Danielson’s name on the June 24 primary ballot.
“I am honored to have received such overwhelming support from my fellow Democrats,” said Danielson. “We have built a strong campaign that is ready to take my message of building a better Colorado to primary voters.”
Under Colorado law, a candidate needs to secure a minimum of 30% of the vote to qualify for the ballot. Danielson received 58 out of 99 votes, or 58.6%.
Jessie Danielson serves as State Director for America Votes. She was appointed by Governor Hickenlooper to the Voter Access and Modernized Election Commission to oversee implementation of election law and is a long-time advocate for greater access for everyone in the political process. She also chairs the board of Emerge Colorado, an organization that encourages and trains Democratic women to run for office, and she serves on the boards of NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado and ProgressNow Colorado. Danielson is a former statewide political director for NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado.
Danielson’s campaign has been endorsed by numerous current and former elected officials, as well as the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters, Colorado WINS, the Mile Hi Branch No. 47 of the Colorado State Association of Letter Carriers, the SMART Union – Transportation Division, and the Denver Plumbers Local No. 3.
Danielson owns a home in Wheat Ridge, the third generation of her family to live there. She was born and raised in Ault, Colorado, where her family farms. Her website is www.jessiedanielson.com.