CANDIDATE FORUM AT THE ALTONA GRANGE

CANDIDATE FORUM AT THE ALTONA GRANGE

APRIL 18, 7-9 PM

PUBLIC INVITED TO MEET FOUR NEW CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR THE SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SEAT IN UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

At 7:00 PM, on April 18, 2018, the historic Altona Grange Hall will host a “meet and greet” event as an introduction to the four candidates vying for a seat in the United States House of Representatives.  The Second Colorado Congressional District seat is being vacated by Jared Polis who is running for Governor.

Currently four individuals have announced their candidacy: Peter Yu, Republican; Mark Williams, Democrat; Joe Neguse, Democrat and Nick Thomas, Independent.  All four will join in a meet and greet format that will include both formal and casual exchange.  The public is invited.

“People often don’t know who they are voting for or why.  We need to be informed about the folks we send to Washington,” explained Laura Poirot, one of the Grange organizers.  “In recognition of the importance of the 2018 mid-term elections and with Jared Polis not running, it makes sense to learn as much as we can about new candidates.”

Ten counties make up Colorado’s Second District: Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Eagle, Gilpin, Grand, Jefferson, Larimer, Summit, and Park.  It includes agriculture, ski areas, ground-breaking research institutions and top tier universities. The 2nd Congressional District of Colorado contains some of Colorado’s most dynamic economies with Boulder, Fort Collins, Loveland and Broomfield. It extends west along Interstate 70 through the Rocky Mountains encompassIng many of our most popular tourist destinations, including Keystone, Breckenridge and Vail.

Altona Grange #127 is located at N 39th and Nelson and is one of 57 active granges in Colorado and one of three in Boulder County.  Altona Grange was established in 1891, named for the once existing town of Altona.  The 117 year-old building has been maintained, updated and continues to be a historical and current asset to Boulder County and its residents.  The Grange system is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in more than 2,100 hometowns across America. With nearly 150 years of history, we have a spirit of grassroots advocacy, and a fraternal spirit that we’re happy to share.

Please make plans to come meet the candidates and be able to make an informed choice!


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