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CEA Media Release: Election Recommendations From Colorado Education Association Announced

Posted on: October 7, 2022
Posted By: CEA Communications
Posted in: Press
Tagged: Elections


October 6, 2022

Contact: Lauren Stephenson  ‭(303) 968-5573‬

Colorado’s largest union amplifies pro-public education candidates

DENVER – Colorado’s largest union, the Colorado Education Association (CEA), announced on behalf of its 39,000 members that it will support 2022 election candidates and ballot measures that prioritize the investment, respect, and safety of our public schools.

In just the last two years, CEA’s members have weathered an historic pandemic where they overcame unbelievable hurdles to support, educate, and feed Colorado’s students; they’ve shouldered increasing responsibility while earning the absolute lowest wages in the country; and they continue to face an unprecedented educator shortage in their workplaces and a lack of affordable housing in their communities. Despite these immense challenges, Colorado’s education professionals remain united and more determined than ever to elect pro-public education leadership this November

“The 39,000 members of the Colorado Education Association are focused on ensuring the election of pro-public education candidates, and to passing pro-public education ballot measures. Our students and educators deserve nothing less than fully-resourced schools,” said Amie Baca-Oehlert, high school counselor and president of the CEA. “Our public schools, students, and educators deserve elected officials who will take bold action to tackle the chronic underfunding of our public schools, so that all students – no matter their skin color or zip code – get an exceptional education.” She continued, “We have the solutions to remedy our public schools. What we need is the full investment, trust, and respect of our elected leadership.”

CEA Recommended Candidates and Ballot Initiatives for the 2022 Election

For the latest CEA election recommendations, visit

Federal Candidates

  • US Senate – Michael Bennet
  • House CD1 – Diana DeGette
  • House CD2 – Joe Neguse
  • House CD6 – Jason Crow
  • House CD7 – Brittany Pettersen
  • House CD8 – Yadira Caraveo

State and Legislative Candidates

  • Secretary of State – Jena Griswold
  • State Treasurer – Dave Young
  • State Attorney General – Phil Weiser
  • Governor – Jared Polis
  • State Board of Education – Kathy Plomer
  • State Board of Education CD6 – Rebecca McClellan
  • State Board of Education CD8 – Rhonda Solis
  • State SD3 – Nick Hinrichsen
  • State SD8 – Dylan Roberts
  • State SD9 – Arik Dougherty
  • State SD11 – Tony Exum
  • State SD15 – Janice Marchman
  • State SD20 – Lisa A. Cutter
  • State SD22 – Jessie Danielson
  • State SD24 – Kyle Mullica
  • State SD25 – Faith Winter
  • State SD27 – Tom Sullivan
  • State SD30 – Braeden Miguel
  • State SD32 – Robert Rodriguez
  • State SD34 – Julie C. Gonzales
  • State HD1 – Javier Mabrey
  • State HD2 – Steven Woodrow
  • State HD3 – Meg Froelich
  • State HD4 – Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez
  • State HD6 – Elisabeth Epps
  • State HD7 – Jennifer Bacon
  • State HD9 – Emily Sirota
  • State HD10 Junie Joseph
  • State HD11 – Karen McCormick
  • State HD12 – Tracey Bernett
  • State HD13 – Julie McCluskie
  • State HD14 Rob Rogers
  • State HD16 – Stephanie Vigil
  • State HD17 Regina English
  • State HD18 – Marc Snyder
  • State HD19 – Jennifer Lea Parenti
  • State HD23 – Monica Irasema Duran
  • State HD24 – Lindsey N. Daugherty
  • State HD25 – Tammy Story
  • State HD26 – Meghan Lukens
  • State HD27 – Brianna Titone
  • State HD28 – Sheila Lieder
  • State HD29 – Shannon Bird
  • State HD30 – Chris Kennedy
  • State HD31 – Said Sharbini
  • State HD32 – Dafna Michaelson Jenet
  • State HD33 – William Lindstedt
  • State HD34 – Jenny Willford
  • State HD36 – Mike Weissman
  • State HD37 – Ruby Dickson
  • State HD38 – David Ortiz
  • State HD39 – Eric Brody
  • State HD41 – Iman M. Jodeh
  • State HD42 – Mandy Lindsay
  • State HD43 – Robert “Bob” Marshall
  • State HD46 – Tisha Lyn Mauro
  • State HD47 – Edwin Dean Ormiston
  • State HD49 – Judy Amabile
  • State HD50 – Mary Young
  • State HD52 – Cathy Kipp
  • State HD53 – Andrew Boesenecker
  • State HD57 – Elizabeth Velasco
  • State HD59 – Barbara McLachlan
  • State HD61 – Eliza Hamrick
  • State HD62 – Matthew Martinez
  • State HD65 Lisa Chollet
  • State HD60 Kathryn Green


  • SUPPORT – Proposition GG (formerly SB 222) “Amount of Tax Owed Table for Initiatives”
  • SUPPORT – Proposition FF (formerly HB 1414) “Healthy Meals for All Public School Students”
  • SUPPORT – Proposition 123 (formerly Initiative #108) “Dedicate Revenue for Affordable Housing Programs”
  • OPPOSE – Proposition 121 (formerly Initiative #31) “State Income Tax Rate Reduction”
  • SUPPORT – ALL Local Mill Levy Override / Bond Measures – Property taxes are the first source of funding for our schools, and any reduction of property taxes (or failure to set property taxes consistent with rising property values) necessarily reduces our schools’ funding.

About the Colorado Education Association

The Colorado Education Association is a membership-based organization that represents 39,000 Colorado educators. The CEA promise to our students and communities is that the members of the Association will lead the way in guaranteeing every student access to the best public education. By working collectively with all education stakeholders, we will provide the best public education for every student and assure Colorado’s standing as an excellent state in which to learn, live, work, and raise a family.

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