2023 Denver Municipal Endorsements
The Denver Area Labor Federation (DALF) represents over 60,000 working Coloradans, through over 114 affiliated unions. Our membership is diverse and includes everyone from teachers, firefighters and home care workers to electricians and aerospace workers. We come together as the Denver Area Labor Federation because we believe in one simple idea: when working people stand together, we can create positive changes for everyone.
DALF votes to endorse candidates based on how they will impact not only our unions, but all working people in the Denver Area. We carefully consider how each candidate will help us fight for a more equal and secure economy where working people can build power, ensure economic justice for themselves and their families, and combat the influence of corporations and wealthy elites.
Voting is our chance as working people to support those who support us. Who you vote for is your personal decision, but we hope that you will take DALF’s endorsements into consideration as you fill out your ballot.
AS OF FEBRUARY 23 2023, THE DENVER AREA LABOR FEDERATION HAS ENDORSED THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES:
City Council District 2: Kevin Flynn
City Council District 3: Jamie Torres
City Council District 4: Tony Pigford
City Council District 5: Amanda Sawyer
City Council District 6: Paul Kashmann
City Council District 7: Flor Alvidrez
City Council District 10: Christopher Hinds
City Council District 11: Stacie Gilmore
City Council At-Large: Sarah Parady and Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez
Auditor: Timothy O’Brien
Clerk and Recorder: Paul López
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