Pat Steadman, Candidate for State Senator, HD31

 

My name is Pat Steadman and I want to be your next Senator from District 31. We have been very fortunate in our district with Senator Veiga representing us. We'll miss her, and we need someone strong and experienced to replace her. The challenges facing our state are great and so are the opportunities to advance a progressive agenda for change. I'm just the person for the job – here is a little bit about me. Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions or comments at PatSteadman@comcast.net or 720-530-7047 (cell) or 303-861-1514 (home). I look forward to meeting each of you.
Candidate’s campaign website:  http://www.patsteadman.com 
 
PERSONAL
45 years old, reside in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood with partner Dave Misner
No children, but partner’s son lived with us for three years and attended East High School
 
BACKGROUND
Graduate of Westminster High School, Regis College and University of Colorado School of Law
Former union member and staff attorney for AFSCME
Partner in firm Mendez, Steadman & Associates since 2001
 
DEMOCRATIC ACTIVIST
2008 Site Coordinator for House District 6A Caucuses at Dora Moore Elementary School
Precinct committee person while living in HD 5 & regular caucus attendee
Organized ballot initiative campaigns dating back to NO on 2 in 1992, most recently NO on 48
Was appointed by Mayor Hickenlooper to the Denver Women's Commission, the Denver GLBT Commission, and currently serve as chair of the Advisory Board for Denver's Agency for Human Rights and Community Relations
Volunteer for numerous candidates for local, state and federal offices
 
LEGISLATIVE EXPERIENCE
15 years working at the state Capitol, drafting legislation, testifying before legislative committees
Thorough understanding of state budgeting process, fiscal policy and school finance
Expert in legislative rules and procedures
Long record of legislative accomplishments, including GLBT rights, worker protections, education funding and reform, sex education & HIV prevention
 
ISSUES
Constitutional Reform – remove fiscal policy from constitution and return to legislative control
Civil Rights - protect woman’s right to choose, strengthen anti-discrimination laws
Education – provide adequate funding for public schools and institutions of higher education
Environment – Colorado is uniquely situated to take advantage of the new energy economy
Health Care Reform – universal coverage; support planning & options for long-term care
General Government - increase civic participation and make government more accessible and accountable
 

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