Endorsements

Supporting Cole
Callihan

Mike Callihan

Former Lt. Gov

These times demand that we send our best to Denver. Cole is one of the best. He is a proven leader and an independent thinker who knows how to solve hard problems. Cole will build consensus and not foster division. We have more than enough of that in our politics already.

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Roger Wilson

Former State Representative

Cole’s education in international affairs, master’s in public policy, and years of experience working with world-renowned leaders and organizations executing communications, research, and advocacy efforts has prepared him to be a great leader at the Colorado Capitol on behalf of HD57 and the citizens of Colorado.

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Francie Jacober

Comisionada del Condado de Pitkin

Postularse a ser servidor público no es fácil, en especial en un distrito tan diverso como el Distrito 57 que corre desde Aspen hasta Parachute. Tengo la certeza de que Cole está listo y presto a escuchar, reunir a las personas y lograr muchas cosas. Hoy, apoyo a Cole Buerger porque sé que él tiene lo que se requiere para servir a nuestras comunidades y desarrollar soluciones prácticas para resolver los retos que enfrenta nuestro distrito, incluyendo acceso a vivienda y servicios de salud, la transición energética y la crisis climática.

 

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Bill Kane

Alcalde de Basalt

I am endorsing Cole Buerger for House District 57. His western Colorado family heritage and strong academic and professional training make him a perfect fit to represent our district. He will deal effectively with the issues which confront our communities and families on the Western Slope. Please join me and vote for Cole in the Democratic primary on June 28, 2022.

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Marco Dehm

Glenwood Springs City Councillor and former P&Z Board Chair

I am endorsing Cole Buerger for House District 57 because of his commitment to smart, inclusive growth and his thoughtful proposals to ensure communities in our district have the tools and resources they need to build more accessible and affordable housing.

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Skippy Mesirow

City Councillor, Aspen

Being an effective legislator demands more than good intentions. Cole has the personal, professional, and educational experience to be a representative for all of House District 57. He will be a thoughtful, pragmatic voice in Denver.

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Glenn Drummond

Basalt Town Councilor

Our communities need an effective representative in Denver. Cole will bring the voices of HD57 to the State House and use his extensive experience to benefit all residents, from Aspen to Parachute, and I am proud to endorse him.

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Greg Russi

Former City Council Member, New Castle

Cole grew up near Silt and has an impressive resume including a Masters in public policy from U Chicago. In speaking with him about the future of the region, the state, and democracy in general, I am sure that his vision and energy would serve us well in the State House.

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Jess Robison

Small business owner and Carbondale local leader

We need thoughtful, experienced leaders in Denver who will truly fight alongside our communities to ensure we all thrive. So today, I am proud to endorse Cole Buerger for the Colorado House of Representatives. I have no doubt that Cole will do what it takes to ensure our voices are heard and we can develop the policies and obtain the necessary resources to build up our communities and prosper.

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Sandra Sovich

Business owner

I'm supporting Cole because he cares about people, he cares about the success of small businesses, he cares about bringing us all together. Cole will be an effective advocate for our community and will help us to grow as a whole. He definitely has what it takes to do a great job. Please join me in voting for Cole in these upcoming elections for State House District 57.

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Dr. Debby Burnett

Former Congressional candidate

I am endorsing Cole because, like me, Cole is a rural Coloradan. He is intimately aware of the challenges we face on the Western Slope. We need to protect our water, support our farmers and ranchers, lower rural healthcare costs, make housing more affordable, and rebuild our infrastructure - from fixing our roads to expanding broadband. Because of this, he is the right person for the job.

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Cynthia Bunton

Former Director, U.S. State Department

I worked with Cole for many years. Day in and day out, I witnessed him use his skills and experience to bring diverse international stakeholders together to help them attain their dreams for democracy and a better future. I have no doubt Cole will accomplish great things for his district and the state of Colorado.

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Julia Barnes

Former National Field Director, Bernie 2016

For the last twenty years, I have known Cole as a compassionate, thoughtful friend and a creative problem solver who has spent his life working on critical issues to the fabric of justice in our world. His love and pride for Colorado has been his true northstar and, though we don't always agree, I know he will be a tireless advocate for District 57. I am grateful for his friendship and proud to support his candidacy for the Colorado House of Representatives.

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Cobalt

Cobalt is committed to securing and protecting every person’s access to reproductive healthcare, and combating all threats to that access — now and in the future. Cobalt’s vision is for every Coloradan to be able to make any health decision that is right for them, knowing they can do so free from judgment and that any resource they may need will be available.
 

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One Main Street Colorado

One Main Street Colorado is a labor-led non-profit made up of firefighters, building tradespeople, and small business leaders. Our focus is to rebuild Colorado’s middle class, upgrade our aging infrastructure, and make Colorado the small business capital of the country. We are proud to endorse Cole Buerger who shares our values of rebuilding our middle class, upgrading our infrastructure, and making all of Colorado and Denver the small business capital of the country.

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Mayor Annise Parker

President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund

LGBTQ Victory Fund is pleased to endorse Cole Buerger for the Colorado House of Representatives. Cole will bring a unique perspective to the legislature and work hard to ensure the adoption of equitable policy that benefits all residents in District 57. He will also make history when elected, becoming the first LGBTQ+ Coloradan from a rural district to ever serve in the State Legislature.

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Stand for Children Colorado

Stand for Children Colorado empowers individuals who are just as passionate as we are about improving the education system across the state. Every day, decisions are made about education that impact children in every classroom. Stand Colorado works to ensure the people making these decisions are well-informed champions for children and that their decisions are made in students’ best interest to have the greatest positive impact. So today, Stand for Children Colorado’s endorsement committee is proud to support Cole Buerger for the Colorado House of Representatives District 57.

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Colorado Chamber of Commerce

Improving Colorado’s business climate requires strong partners in the state legislature who understand the issues that matter to the business community. At the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, we look for leaders who demonstrate a commitment to businesses and a willingness to work across the aisle to get things done. The Colorado Chamber is excited to endorse Cole Buerger for the Colorado House of Representatives District 57.