Jessie Danielson Runs To Succeed Sen. Cheri Jahn In Key District

Rep. Jessie Danielson (D).

Rep. Jessie Danielson of Wheat Ridge announced her run for Senate District 20 yesterday, a closely-divided swing Senate seat now held by term-limited Sen. Cheri Jahn:

Serving Jeffco in the State House has been a tremendous honor – and I am proud to have passed laws that are protecting vulnerable seniors, advancing equal pay, looking out for veterans, protecting our environment, and helping Colorado families get a fair shake when the odds are often stacked against us…

With your help, I will go to the State Senate and continue fighting for a better future – by empowering hard-working Coloradans who want to send their kids to great public schools and build a secure future for their families.

Whether it’s legalizing rain barrels or making child care more affordable, I have passed common sense laws focused on helping make day-to-day life a little easier for regular people. Just this year I passed the Wage Theft Transparency Act, which will shine a light on employers caught cheating workers out of their pay.

In the State Senate, I will continue to uphold the Colorado values that make our state a better place to live. The chaos in Washington shows that it’s up to us – here in the states – to stand up to powerful special interests and protect what makes Colorado unique. As state senator, I will never stop fighting for Colorado, for Jeffco and for you.

Sen. Jahn’s last election in 2014 against Republican candidate Larry Queen was a real nail-biter, with Jahn emerging victorious by fewer than 500 votes. Democrats nonetheless consider Rep. Danielson an ideal successor to hold the seat, with an excellent legislative track record and solid campaign skill and experience–good enough that she was considered a possible candidate for Congress to succeed Rep. Ed Perlmutter. Danielson is a sufficiently strong contender that we would be surprised to see a serious primary opponent emerge, though with an open seat you can never rule one out.

Either way, Democrats are feeling good about holding this swing seat on their way to recapturing the Senate majority in 2018, and now you know why.

6 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. bullshit! says:

    This is great. Pols probably doesn't want to start shit, but I'm happy to say that Cheri Jahn is not a very good Democrat and Jessie will be a far better Senator.

  2. doremi says:

    Why is Cheri Jahn's still listed with the Secretary of State as a candidate for state senate in 2018? She is term-limited!

    Ditto for Dan Pabon for House.

  3. Voyageur says:

    Jahnwas a very good legislator, a moderate who proved you can live on this planet and be a good Democrat.   She will be missed.

  4. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    Raise your hand if you live in Senate District 20 (my hand is up). Jahn was generally OK on stuff I'm interested in. Was better than Larry Queen would have been–Larry was a slightly less offensive version of Nate Marshall. 

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      Pretty much anything would be even a slightly less offensive version of Nate Marshall. Marshall makes Moderatus and Pear look downright likable.


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