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Daily Camera: Lisa Smith announces 2020 candidacy for house district 13

By JOHN FRYAR | jfryar@prairiemountainmedia.com | Longmont Times-Call

PUBLISHED: June 5, 2019 at 8:42 pm | UPDATED: June 5, 2019 at 8:55 pm

Boulder Democrat Lisa C. Smith has announced her candidacy for the Colorado House District 13 seat up for election next year.

“Public service is what I do. I am running to make House District 13 Colorado’s leader in confronting climate change, ensuring health care for all, making housing affordable, protecting human rights, transforming transportation, and rebuilding the middle class,” Smith said in a news release.

Smith, 36, is seeking to succeed House Speaker KC Becker, in the state legislative seat. Becker, also a Boulder Democrat, is term limited and cannot seek re-election in 2020.

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Press Release
June 3, 2019

Lisa C. Smith enters 2020 race for Colorado’s House District 13

Smith is running for seat currently held by term-limited Speaker of the House KC Becker

BOULDER, CO - Democrat Lisa C. Smith has announced her candidacy for House District 13. The district includes Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand and Jackson counties and Boulder County west of Broadway.

“Public service is what I do. I am running to make House District 13 Colorado’s leader in confronting climate change, ensuring health care for all, making housing affordable, protecting human rights, transforming transportation, and rebuilding the middle class,” said Smith. “We face immediate and existential challenges, but I also see great cause for hope.”

Smith worked for Boulder County in the elections division in 2018 and previously worked for the City of Boulder on clean energy and economic vitality. She is currently an officer on the Boulder County Cultural Council, which distributes funds to arts and sciences organizations, and is on the executive board of the Democratic Women of Boulder County.

Smith is a 2017 graduate of Emerge Colorado’s six-month training, the state's premier recruitment program for Democratic women committed to running for office. She has dual masters degrees from the University of Colorado Denver in Public Administration and Urban and Regional Planning, and a BA from Willamette University. In the 2013 campaign cycle, she worked for progressive youth-in-democracy organization New Era Colorado and served on the Boulder Urban Renewal Authority.

“House District 13 is my home - I was born here in 1982 and graduated from high school in 2001. My first turns were on the slopes of Winter Park at age three,” said Smith. “Colorado is in my blood, and it is the place I have chosen to stay, and serve.”

For more information and campaign updates, visit www.lisaforcolorado.org.