This fall, voters living in Colorado House District 12 will be faced with a difficult decision as two outstanding Democratic candidates, Jake Williams and Matt Jones, are running for the opportunity to serve as their representative. I have met both candidates and I respect each immensely, however, I would encourage voters in HD12 to vote for Jake Williams.
Jake Williams, a graduate of the University of Michigan and The London School of Economics, has actively served his community, as well as the state of Colorado, in a variety of capacities. As a past campaign leader working on behalf of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Jake worked tirelessly to ensure the passage of crucial state legislation designed to provide whistleblower protection for Colorado’s nurses and to establish hospital infection reporting, benefitting patients throughout the state. Such accomplishments could not have been achieved without Jake’s unique ability to form effective bi-partisan coalitions which included a variety of business, medical and consumer advocate professionals.
Jake’s work in grassroots activism provided him with the experience necessary to organize and drive successful campaigns centered around environmental protection, labor union issues and health care reform. As grassroots funding director for the Democratic National Committee, Jake was responsible for establishing his regional DNC office as the top rated office in the nation. Simply put, this is a guy who knows what it takes to drive necessary efforts and legislation designed to benefit all of us.
Locally, Jake has worked with the City of Lafayette’s Waste Reduction Advisory Committee to improve environmental conditions and waste disposal practices in his hometown. Growing up in Colorado, Jake has developed a deep attachment for his state and community and has vowed to actively work for the betterment of his fellow citizens on the local and state level.
Currently, Jake is employed by the Western Conservation Foundation, serving as an advocate for the improvement and enactment of environmental public policy while working to ensure that public officials are held accountable for actions which serve to degrade our state’s natural resources.
I first met Jake last year at a function held in my home and, after speaking with him for several minutes and discussing his positions on a variety of critical issues, I determined that I would not only support Jake for HD12, but that I would support him for any office for which he chose to run moving forward. Why? Because I believe in Jake and I believe that Jake will work hard for the citizens of his district and for the state of Colorado. Jake possesses the energy and drive to succeed, the experience necessary for effectively establishing crucial bi-partisan relationships and the passion required to fight for what is best for the citizens of Colorado.
Vote for Jake Williams for Colorado House District 12.