I've spent my career pushing our government to be open and accountable to ALL people, not just the well-connected. Now, I want to continue to fight for you as Denver Clerk .
POST RUNOFF ELECTION UPDATE:
Thank you to my campaign team, donors, volunteers, and the tens of thousands of Denverites who voted for me. I am resuming my decades-long fight alongside community for voting rights, ethics, transparency, campaign finance reform, and election integrity in other ways.
During this campaign I had the opportunity to talk to thousands of people across the city about the important duties of the Denver Clerk. The number of people who told me they were engaging and voting in the Clerk’s race for the first time is a true measure of the success of this campaign.
We ran our city-wide campaign powered by individual donations, not corporate checks and PACs. I am counting on you to help me close out my campaign without debt with a contribution today.
Thank you most of all to my husband Craig and our children Emma and Nathan who agreed to ride this particular roller coaster with me and live with a public interest democracy nerd all day, every day.
“WITH THE 2020 ELECTION RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, THE NEW CLERK & RECORDER HAS TO BE READY TO GO ON DAY ONE.
I HAVE THE EXPERIENCE TO PROTECT OUR ELECTIONS AND UPDATE DENVER’S SYSTEMS SO YOU CAN FIND WHAT YOU NEED QUICKLY – FROM DAY ONE.”
IF ELECTED, I WILL…
Cut through bureaucracy and make Denver’s government more accessible to everyone
Work with the Denver community to build a campaign finance system that is fair and transparent
Keep officials accountable to residents, not big-money interests
Continue to protect voting rights for all Denver voters
MY PROVEN TRACK RECORD
I’ve dedicated my career to expanding voting rights, making sure our public officials are upholding the highest ethics, advocating for campaign finance reform (including fighting Citizens United), and pushing for easier public records access. Some of the current policies that Coloradans enjoy are a direct result of my hard work within local nonprofit and community coalitions, including:
Expanded voting rights and our state’s mail-in voting system
Increased transparency of who is paying for campaigns and candidates by closing age-old loopholes that allowed political spending without disclosure
Lower fees charged for requesting public records and higher standards set for modern digital disclosure instead of wasteful and expensive printed copies
Improved transparency of special interests and lobbyists through designing better reporting and disclosure of gifts to elected officials
Over the past few years, I’ve also held local workshops and classes to help Denverites participate in our local government, understand how the process works, and find the information and tools needed to add their voice in policy-making. Now, I’m ready to serve as your Denver Clerk and Recorder.
I will continue my track record of fighting for a more accountable, transparent, and accessible city government that works for ALL of us – including you.
I am the only candidate with the experience and record of successful community coalition work on democracy reforms to protect voting rights, create our new Fair Elections Fund program, and continue to modernize city records and services. I want to put my skills to work for you and create a city office that supports citizen involvement in governing every day, not just election day.
I’m ready to get the job done on day one.
A snapshot of Team Peg on the campaign trail:
“Peg is a champion of voting rights and has
dedicated her career to make sure every
Coloradan can have their voice heard and
their vote counted. Peg helped to modernize
Colorado’s election systems, making them the
most secure and accessible in the entire country.
Our democracy needs her brilliant and
tenacious leadership in this vital role!”
— FORMER COLORADO STATE SENATOR JESSIE ULIBARRI
Dede de Percin
Karla Gonzales Garcia
Fidel "Butch" Montoya
Morris Price, Jr.
Laura "Pinky" Reinsch
Rick Van Wie
Jennifer Bacon - Denver School Board Director
Susan Barnes-Gelt -Former Denver City Councilwoman At-Large
KC Becker - Speaker of the House
Bernie Buescher - Former Colorado Secretary of State
Lisa Cutter - State Representative
Steve Fenberg - Senate Majority Leader
Cary Kennedy - Former State Treasurer, Former Denver Deputy Mayor/CFO
Jack Kroll - CU Regent (CD-1)
John Kefalas - Larimer County Commissioner
Susan Lontine - State Representative
Kathleen MacKenzie - Former Denver City Councilwoman (District 7)
Anne McGihon - Former State Representative
Linda Newell - Former State Senator
Emma Pinter - Adams County Commissioner
Pat Steadman - Former State Senator
Jessie Ulibarri - Former State Senator
Rachel Zenzinger - State Senator