Representative Joe Salazar Announces Re-Election Campaign

October 14 — Today, State Representative Joe Salazar formally announced his candidacy for re-election to House District 31, which includes Thornton and parts of unincorporated Adams County.

“After many conversations with my community and my family, I will run for re-election to continue working on building a brighter future for our district and our state,” Rep. Salazar said.

“I’m proud of my record of fighting for Colorado families – fighting to grow good jobs and opportunity in Adams County, to build strong local schools so our kids are prepared for future success, and to expand access to paid family medical leave, so hardworking Coloradans don’t have to choose between caring for a sick family member and putting food on the table.”

“I look forward to continuing conversations with my community over the next two years about issues that are impacting our district and our state. Together, we can build a stronger Colorado and a brighter future for our children and our families.”

A Colorado native who grew up in the district he now represents, Salazar’s career has been focused on protecting the rights of hardworking Coloradans. After working as a civil rights and criminal investigator for the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, Salazar went to law school and founded his own practice focusing on employment law, civil rights, constitutional law and federal Indian law. Now in his second term as State Representative for House District 31 he has brought his passion for law and justice to the legislature, serving on the House Judiciary and State Affairs Committees. He lives in Thornton with his wife, Jessica, and his two daughters, Alexandra and Liliana.

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Joe Salazar - State Representative House District 31

When I was growing up, I would dream about what it would be like to be raised on the farm in Colorado’s San Luis Valley or on the ranch in northern New Mexico. My family has been farmers and ranchers there for numerous generations. But, my parents made the decision to raise my brother and me in Thornton because they wanted us to have every opportunity life could offer.

I was four-years-old when we moved to Thornton. At that time, there was hardly anything north of 120th Avenue, except for farmland. I am proud to say that I have grown up alongside the City of Thornton, attending Woodglenn Elementary, Northeast Junior High School , and graduating from Thornton High School in 1989.

Growing up in Thornton was the best thing my parents could have done for me. I went on to graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I then became a civil rights and criminal investigator for the State of Colorado. In 2003, I graduated from the University of Denver with a law degree and started up my own firm where I fight for the unemployed and disadvantaged individuals against bad government. In sum, I have spent my whole adult life making sure that the rights of hard working Coloradans are protected.

Being raised in Thornton means knowing the virtues and values of a hard working community - where grinding out a living for our children is not only a necessity, but defines who we are as Coloradans. We care about our children’s future. We care about education. We care about our jobs.

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