Representative Jonathan Singer Announces Candidacy for Boulder County Commissioner
February 1, 2019
Longmont, Colo. --- On February 1, 2019, Jonathan Singer formally announced his candidacy for Boulder County Commissioner in 2020. Singer, a social worker and father of two, has lived in Boulder County for 25 years. He is the current Representative for State House District 11.
Singer has stood up for working families and the most vulnerable in Boulder County for his entire life. As a caseworker with Boulder County Human Services, Jonathan worked directly with families in crisis to protect children, people with disabilities, and seniors. Since being elected to the Colorado State House in 2012, Singer has passed legislation to lower health care costs, ensure people have access to mental health care and drug addiction treatment, protect the immigrant community, and fight back against the Oil and Gas industry.
“I’ve worked my whole life on the front lines serving Boulder County,” Singer said. “We have an amazing progressive community that’s committed to protecting the environment and social justice. However, I also know too many people in our community are living paycheck to paycheck and struggling to afford healthcare, housing, and child care.”
“As a middle-class parent, I understand the challenges that many families face. I have two kids under the age of 5. As a former caseworker I know how hard it can be for those struggling to pay for healthcare or deal with addiction and mental health. It’s going to take leadership and a real vision to protect what we love about Boulder County and also make sure it’s more welcoming for everyone. I hope the voters will support me so I can keep serving the community I love.”
Singer has earned the endorsement of dozens of current and former elected officials, community leaders, and activists in Boulder County, including: Congressman Joe Neguse, Colorado Treasurer Dave Young, Senator Mike Foote, Senator Jessie Danielson, Representative Edie Hooton, Representative Matt Gray, Representative Sonia Jaquez Lewis, Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle, Boulder County Assessor Cynthia Braddock, Longmont Mayor Brian Bagley, Louisville Mayor Bob Muckle, former Boulder City Council Member Jill Grano, Longmont City Council Members Joan Peck, Polly Christensen, Marcia Martin and Tim Waters, Lafayette City Council Members Stephanie Walton and JD Mangat, Louisville City Council Member Ashley Stolzmann, former Colorado Democratic Party Chair Pat Waak, and former State Senator Dorothy Rupert.
Background: Jonathan Singer has represented House District 11 (Longmont, Lyons, Allenspark, Niwot, and Hygiene) since 2012. Before serving in public office, Singer was a social worker for Boulder County. He lives in Longmont with his wife Allison and two children, Gwen (3) and William (9 months).