“Lisa Calderón, one of the most prominent figures in Denver politics and a consistent foe of Mayor Michael Hancock, is leaving her role in city government to become the executive director of Emerge Colorado, an organization that trains Democratic women to run for public office.
“We haven’t had a senator who is a women yet from Colorado, and it’s 2021, so that’s on the list to make happen. We have an additional congressional seat, so our eyes would be focused on that,” says Calderón, who will be stepping down as chief of staff for Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca to take the Emerge Colorado executive director position on July 12.
Alumni of Emerge Colorado hold elected offices at both the local and state level. In addition to focusing on federal seats, Calderón wants to get women better prepped to challenge fellow Democratic candidates in primaries.”
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McCormick-Cavanagh, Conor. Westword 30 June 2021.