PHILADELPHIA-As the Democratic National Convention winds down, three Colorado politicians give their analysis of the convention and what they take home with them from the experience.
Senator Rollie Heath says goodbye for the moment.
Senator Rollie Heath just completed his final term as State Senator for Colorado District 13. As he is term limited, he cannot be reelected but said that he will hopes to serve on a committee that will focus on one of his passions. He comes away from the DNC satisfied and he says, proud of the Democratic Party and especially with the speeches of the Obama’s.
Representative Joe Salazar serves District 31 including most of Thornton and including parts of unincorporated Adams County. He said that when Democratic Presidential Party hopeful Bernie Sanders asked the delegation to throw their support behind Hillary Clinton, that he decided to do what was requested of him. He said that it became clear at the convention to some that the Democratic party has to change and that the revolution that Sanders started needs to continue under any administration, “If we don’t make some of these changes [that Sanders upheld], we’re seeing the death of our party. It’s bleeding from the inside out.”
Representative Joe Salazar:
Representative Jonathan Singer is State Representative in District 11, Longmont and Eastern Boulder County. He said that he walks away from the DNC having honored the will of the people to vote for Bernie Sanders which he did. He said that the electoral system needs to change so that every vote counts which did not happen in Colorado during the spring caucuses.
Representative Jonathan Singer: