Balmer’s New Challenger: Meet David Paladino

As Chair of SD27 Dems, I am delighted to share the following press release with fellow Polsters. When David Paladino creates a Pols account and personally introduces himself (soon), I hope you will give him a warm welcome.

David Paladino Announces Candidacy for CO Senate District 27

CENTENNIAL – Centennial Democrat David Paladino has officially announced his candidacy in Colorado’s Senate District 27. The newly redistricted boundaries of Senate District 27 include the City of Centennial and portions of unincorporated Arapahoe County. Paladino will oppose 3 term State House Representative David Balmer.

David Paladino has operated a small business, is a former reporter, and is a 14-year resident of Senate District 27.  A retired communications specialist for AFSCME (the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), David has actively worked to improve life for families in Colorado and in many communities across the nation.  He has spoken out against working families taking the full brunt of the financial and government decisions being handed down during these tough economic times.

“Colorado faces big challenges, from growing the economy to making sure our children have access to a high quality education, to preserving our state’s natural health,” said Paladino, “but too many politicians today engage in partisan posturing rather than tackling the tough issues. I only know one way to work – as hard as I can – to bring jobs to our state, to invest in a 21st century education, and to stand up for the well-being of Colorado’s families. To have a greater Colorado, we have to put our state first, before politics.”

A first-time candidate for political office, David Paladino has worked with state and local governments across the nation. As an advocate for working families, he has gained a deep knowledge of public policy and practical management problems. He’s promoted efficiencies and clarity in government at every level – city, county, school district, state and in higher education.

David Paladino has been married to wife Cindi for 30 years, and lives in Centennial. He has three grown children — one adopted daughter, two step-daughters, and seven grandchildren. He served in the Merchant Marine while attending American University, from which he earned a BA in International Studies. He served as a volunteer on the Board of the Smokey Bear Balloon Crew in New Mexico, has actively supported many Denver area charities, and was appointed Adjunct Faculty for 1989 at the University of Ottawa-Phoenix to teach adult communication skills in Arizona.


About nancycronk

Nancy Cronk is a longtime community activist and women's leader living in Arapahoe County. Six months before the historic "red sweep" election of 2014, she was recruited to run as a "placeholder" in HD37, and managed to bring in 40K from 500 small donors, and 42% of the vote -- just one point lower than the previous candidate who ran in a presidential year.

5 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. droll says:

    Good start, but where does he stand? Linking a website would be most appreciated when introducing candidates. Especially when they have famous names and teh Google screws you over.

    • nancycronk says:

      The campaign is working on that now. As soon as there is a link, I will share it.

      I’d like David to introduce himself, but I will tell you I would not be this excited about a candidate unless he/she was solid on issues we’ve all talked about here. I will encourage him to start posting.

      I’m feeling very good about our strategy in Arapahoe County for November. We all know how important the county is for Obama, and our candidates and party officials are a solid, cohesive, determined team, ready to take November elections head-on. I have a sense great things will be seen in Arapahoe County this year.

  2. MADCO says:

     And where is SD27?

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