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Angie Layton to run for House District 12

Angie Layton

Angie Layton announces she will run for Colorado will run for Colorado State House District 12.  Angie currently serves on the League of Women Voters Legislative Action Committee and the Colorado Bar Association Legislative Action Committee.  She was appointed to the State Advisory Committee for the Gifted and Talented and is a member of the Boulder Valley School District Accountability Committee.  She also worked on the Colorado Bar Association Public Legal Education Committee which started “Our Courts”, an outreach program about the Colorado Judicial system that has been honored by the American Bar Association and endorsed by former US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.  She also currently serves on the Education and Children’s Committee for the Colorado Judicial Institute.   She was recently chosen to be a fellow at the Colorado Institute for Leadership Training.

Angie serves on the board of the Safe Shelter of Longmont and the Finance review committee for the Association for Community Living.  She is the past president of the Autism Society of Boulder County and was Director of Finance for the Boulder Valley League of Women Voters.  She is currently a member of the Education Committee for the Boulder League and was the Community Outreach Director and Publicity Chair for the American Cancer Society East Boulder County Relay for Life (comprising Lafayette Louisville and Erie) which raised more than $90,000 for cancer research this year.  Most of that money stays in Colorado to support patient care and research.

“My work in the community has allowed me to recognize that politics and government are not foremost on everyone’s mind, but the decisions that are made at the state house have a profound effect on the citizens who live in Colorado.  My goal will be to make sure that I am accessible to community leaders and residents and that their voices are heard at the state capitol”.

This will be especially important as the new maps for HD12 pairs Louisville with Firestone, Fredrick, Erie and Dacono.  “I feel that it will be especially important to listen to the constituents in both geographic areas as the concerns of the residents in Louisville may not be the same as those of the residents in Firestone.”

Angie has been married for 23 years to Jeff Anderson, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and has two daughters, the oldest of which was recently nominated as a National Merit Semi-finalist.  “Education is really the key to our democracy.  The Community Foundation (www.commfound.org/trendsmagazine)  recently released a report that showed individuals living in Boulder County with a college degree make significantly more than individuals who don’t graduate from high school or have just a high school diploma.  I think that our focus at the capitol should be on working with schools and communities to meet the needs of the children in this state.   We need to make sure that college remains affordable for low and middle income families and that no matter what zip code you live in, you can count on a quality education for your children”

If you would like Angie Layton bio‘s Colorado HD-12 campaign or would like to schedule an interview with Angie, please contact Angie at 720.220.5506 or email her at angeliquelayton@gmail.com.

Foote, Deputy D.A., Announces Run for HD 12

Mike Foote, a long-time Deputy District Attorney with the Boulder County District Attorney’s office, has announced his candidacy for the Colorado State House of Representatives in District 12 in 2012. Foote pledges a commitment to progress, community, and public service.

For the past seven years, Foote has prosecuted major white-collar and other criminal cases in the Boulder office, winning justice for victims of embezzlement fraud, Ponzi schemes, arson and other violent crime. “In the District Attorney’s office, I work hard to make sure offenders are held accountable.” said Foote. “Now, I want to use my problem solving experience to help east Boulder County families overcome the current challenges they face. For many residents in the district this includes the opportunity to have a good job, get ahead and provide a great education for their children.”

Foote graduated from Indiana University, the University of Colorado School of Law, and received a master’s degree at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies.

Foote is also the founder of the Colorado chapter of the progressive Truman National Security Project. He served as a prosecutor in the Durango District Attorney’s office before moving to Boulder. Foote began his career in public service by organizing events and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for working student scholarships at Indiana University.

“Mike is one of the most committed and persistent attorneys I’ve ever worked with,” said Stan Garnett, Boulder County District Attorney. “He believes strongly in fairness and supports this community and its families. Boulder County needs him at the state capitol.”

House District 12 is in east Boulder County and includes the cities of Louisville, Lafayette and a section of Longmont. The Colorado Reapportionment Commission, an appointed group that is redrawing state political districts, is considering proposals that could change the Longmont neighborhoods in the district or add a portion of Superior. The current House District 12 representative is Democrat Matt Jones. On August 18, Jones announced he will run for the open state senate seat (Senate District 17, currently occupied by term-limited Brandon Shaffer) in 2012. Foote is also a Democrat.

Foote and his wife, Heidi, live in Lafayette and have a two-year-old daughter and another girl on the way. He enjoys the outdoors and the open space and trails in Boulder County, likes to ski and is an avid cyclist.

“For the last 14 years I have served my community and I look forward to doing the same at the state capitol,” said Foote. “We live in a great place, but we have challenges. We need the right policies to move us forward.”