Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I am excited to announce that I am running for Boulder County Commissioner in 2020. As a social worker, political activist, and a Legislator, I have served Boulder County on the front lines for 20 years. I hope to continue that work as your next County Commissioner.
As your State House Representative, I fought for Single Payer healthcare and helped expand Medicaid. I worked side by side with our immigrant community to make sure everyone has access to drivers licenses and repealed the “Show Me Your Papers” law that forced local police to act as ICE agents. I authored the Marijuana Tax which provided over one hundred million dollars for Colorado’s schools, stood up to the oil and gas industry, fought against wage theft, picketed with unions, accomplished meaningful criminal justice reform, and expanded renewable energy. It was your support that made all these accomplishments possible.
“Boulder County is an amazing community and I’m excited for the opportunity to continue taking on our biggest challenges and advancing our progressive values.”
From affordable health care, child care, and housing to sustainability and fighting fracking, we can do great things by working together. I would be honored to have your support.
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From the cost of living to protecting the environment, Boulder County is facing many important issues.
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I’m proud to have run dozens of bills to protect the environment, address healthcare equity and affordability, enhance our safety net for addiction and mental health treatment, and help working families. Check out my current bills, and see what I’ve worked on in the past.
Singer In The News
2019 Capitol Preview | Players to watch under the dome
Rep. Jonathan Singer of Longmont is a major go-to lawmaker on cannabis. Polis’ attention to legal cannabis began in Congress, as a founding member of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus. Polis has also sponsored measures on cannabis, such as one that would regulate marijuana like alcohol, similar to Colorado’s Amendment 64.
Polis’ 2018 gubernatorial campaign included a full-time organizer devoted to the cannabis industry. The industry responded in kind, hosting fundraisers for Polis, such as one in July 2017 that drew a Who’s Who of 250 cannabis industry leaders.
Gov. John Hickenlooper signs foster care fixes into law in Greeley
The other bill that became law Friday, Senate Bill 254, makes a variety of changes to child welfare law, and Young said that bill may take longer to have an impact. Still, he said it's a step toward focusing on people, and making Colorado's systems work for people instead of the other way around.
For Young's co-sponsor on House Bill 1319, Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, the bill was all about the kids, which is why he held his young daughter in his arms while delivering remarks before Hickenlooper put pen to paper.
"This isn't a bill about giving kids a second chance; these kids never got a first chance," Singer said.
Legislature Passes Opioid Bill Package Supporters Say 'Will Literally Be Saving Lives'
A bi-partisan group of state lawmakers drafted the bills last November to address Colorado's growing opioid epidemic. The bills look at the issue from many sides, including increasing access to behavioral health care providers and medication-assisted treatment, limiting pain pill prescriptions limits and changing how insurance and Medicaid handle opioid dependence medications.
"We have a very strong package of bills that will literally be saving lives and at the end of the day,
that's what this is about," said Democratic Rep. Jonathan Singer of Longmont, one of 10 lawmakers on the Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee.