Happy Tuesday! I've been busy interviewing a couple more CO-D3 candidates this week and the underlying theme centered on unity and amplifying all voices everywhere. Monday afternoon I chatted with Kellie Rhodes and today I was able to speak with Marina Zimmerman.
A little about the candidates:
Kellie Rhodes is running on the Democrat platform. She draws from her experience in social services, CPS, youth corrections and security corrections. She has extensively researched the link between neurology and empathy in relation to youth within the system.
Her priorities include addressing the housing crisis, helping struggling mothers and children and emphasizing unity.
Marina Zimmerman is running on the Republican platform. She spent 20 years in industrial construction as a crane operator, but has lived in Colorado for 25 years now. Zimmerman also has several degrees, including an associates in the legal field, a bachelor's in political science. She additionally served on the Student Senate as the Legislative Affairs Chair.
Her priorities include mental health education, the housing crisis and renewing relationships needed for a functioning government.
Keep an eye out for the full profiles this week!