Historical photos courtesy of The Denver Public Library, Western History Collection 




Thanks for visiting my website! We're constantly updating, so please explore the content and feel free to sign up for my newsletter and visit my secure payment page to make a contribution to my campaign. The page is at the following link: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/peopleforperkins.  If you've got questions to ask, concerns to share, or if you'd like to get together, please contact me at PeopleForPerkinsHD2@gmail.com.

Thanks,

Owen 

     
                                                                                     
                                                                   
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Be among the first to view the     Ken Gordon voicing his support for        Click the workhorse
new People for Perkins                                  Owen Perkins at the People for Perkins        to download my 
campaign video, "Campaigner". 

    Campaign Kick-Off                                       brochure.

(Click the picture to view the video.)          

                                    
                                                                                             

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Thanks to the delegates at Saturday's House District 2 Assembly for voting me onto the Primary Ballot!  On a beautiful Saturday (outside and inside North High School) in Denver, the caucus and assembly process culminated with two of us winning placement on the ballot.  Now it's up to the more than 30,000 Democrats in the district to participate in the primary on Tuesday, June 24th and vote into office a candidate who will ensure that in House District 2, the public interest always trumps the special interests. 

Click the image to the right above to read Lynn Bartels' piece on the race.  I'm humbled beyond belief at her refrence to me as "a younger version of former lawmaker Ken Gordon."  That's certainly something to aspire to.  

Click the video to the left above to view T.R. Reid's nomination speech and seconds from Walker Knight, Harry Budisiidharta, Sarah Bradley, Diane Thiel, Debra Turner-Kelly, Barry Sarver, and Tom Parson, along with my own speech accepting the nomination and making my case as a candidate for State Representative. 

Bring it on!

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Please join me as I hold "office hours" at neighborhood coffee shops throughout House District 2 through the end of March.

    In my ongoing efforts to make sure the voices of House District 2 are heard and carried to the Capitol, I'm coming to your neighborhood to hear what's on your mind and ask for your input in defining the public interest of our district.

    What do you expect from your next State Representative?  You tell me, over coffee or tea!

                   
    Tuesday, March 18                               Wednesday, March 19                           Wednesday, March 19  
    Wash Perk, 853 E. Ohio Ave.          Illegal Grounds, 925 E. 17th Ave.                 DazBog, Downing and 17th Ave.


      
    Thursday, March 20                                                                     Friday, March 21                                                
    Pablo's, 630 E. 6th Ave.                                                         La Belle Rosette Expresso and Wine Bar, 2423 S. University Blvd.

     
        Saturday, March 22                                                              Sunday, March 23                               Monday, March 24
       Fluid Coffee Bar, 501 E. 19th Ave.                                      Capitol Tea, 1450 S. Broadway           From the Ground Up
                                                                                                                                                                   2418 S. Colorado Blvd.


    Tuesday, March 25                                                        Tuesday, March 25                                      Wednesday, March 26
    Steam Espresso Bar, 1801 S. Pearl St.               Jonesey's Eat Bar, 400 E. 20th Ave.                  Kaladi Coffee, 1730 E. Evans


                                          Thursday, March 27                                                                                          Thursday, March 27
                                     Bardo Coffee House, 238 S. Broadway                                                         Pub on Pearl, 1101 S. Pearl St.



    Thursday, March 27                                                                                              Friday, March 28
    Pub on Pearl, 1101 S. Pearl St.                                                                             Stella's Coffee House


    Friday, March 28
    Stella's Coffee House
    !

    NEXT STOP -- ASSEMBLY!!                                          
       

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Help us build momentum to raise the minimum wage in Colorado by clicking the Inequality for All image above, left, and signing our petition calling for an increase in Colorado from $8/hour to $11/hour. 

Click the middle image to hear the conference call with former Secretary Robert Reich and Senator Elizabeth Warren that we took part in at our February 27th Inequality for All  watch party (right).

Click the image on the right from our Inequality for All watch party to visit my Raise The Minimum Wage petition page.


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Preliminary Caucus Results
The preliminary, unofficial, raw, rough data from caucus shows the following results:

House District 2, Southern Half -- Owen Perkins Delegates, 1st place
    (also, but separately, "2B")     Alec Garnett Delegates, 2nd place
                                                          Aaron Silverstein Delegates, 3rd place

House District 2, Northern Half -- Alec Garnett Delegates, 1st place
         (also, but separately, "2A")    Owen Perkins Delegates, 2nd place
                                                             Aaron Silverstein Delegates, 3rd place

House District 2, Total -- Alec Garnett Delegates, 1st place
                                           Owen Perkins Delegates, 2nd place
                                               Aaron Silverstein Delegates, 3rd place

One worthy opponent in the race for State Representative, Aaron Silverstein, just announced that he is suspending his campaign.  Aaron is my oldest friend among the candidates, and we've worked together for years in this district.  We share a goal of ensuring that the people of House District 2 are never marginalized by the flood of outside interests eager to shape legislation and influence votes at the Capitol.  I'm genuinely grateful to Aaron for his service to the people of our house district and our party and for running a clean and positive campaign; he is a worthy competitor.


Full results should be available by the beginning of the week,
with a seven-day period for campaigns to challenge any results. 

As things look now, I'm confident about my chances of making the primary ballot
at the County Assembly on Saturday, March 29th
but we need to keep working, and we need all our delegates and alternates to show up to Assembly.

Thanks to everyone for your support and encouragement, your great work
before and during the caucuses, and your participation in the process. 


For more information, click here to visit the Caucus Center

If you have any additional questions, please e-mail PeopleForPerkinsHD2@gmail.com or call my cell phone at (303) 881-8881.


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Click the image above to view video from
The House District 2 Democrats
 
January and February
Candidate Campaign Forums

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                                                                                 Drought, and Environmental Health


                

     OFA Climate Change Symposium         Funding Public Schools Forum            Nelson Mandela Tribute                  


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Moreland Perkins
April 16, 1927 -- November 7, 2012

Please click here to visit a page honoring my father.

Friends,

I’ve always treasured the opportunity to immerse myself in the work of building and strengthening our Party, and turning our good ideas and our core values into meaningful action.  I believe in the grassroots ethic, and it’s always felt natural to focus my work on the most local level, talking, listening, and learning from the folks at the foundation of our efforts.

In my quest to represent House District 2 in Colorado’s General Assembly, my approach is no different.  It begins with my answering a call to service.  It is fueled by a passion for Social Justice and the ongoing effort to protect Human Rights, by a sense of responsibility for my community, and by a commitment to the values I share with my fellow Democrats to work for equal opportunity and access to all aspects of our society.  And it is anchored in a belief that the individual voices in our district must never be drowned out by the corrupting influence of "big" money in politics, of special interest and PAC money flooding campaigns and driving agendas. 

From my work promoting everything from universal health care to affordable housing, from freedom from discrimination to the empowering step towards immigration reform represented in the DREAM Act, and from my longstanding passion for protecting our environment and providing a high quality of education equally available to all our youth to the hard realities of untangling TABOR, my pursuit of this House seat starts with a determination to be a voice for the isolated, unheard, and underrepresented in our society. 

My character, my ethic, and my values are about giving voice to the voiceless, about being a part of a society that cares most about its least powerful and that acts first on behalf of its most vulnerable. 

I hope you will join me and support me as I seek to take my track record of service to the Democratic Party and our elected officials, my fully involved, active participation and leadership, my extensive knowledge of the issues, my valuable experience working to further our causes, and my unequivocally Progressive beliefs into the State House to represent you.

It has always been an honor to stand beside you and work with you to promote the values that make us so proud of our society – the values that make us Democrats.  Now I ask you to give me the opportunity to stand up for you and to continue the work that drives us all.

 

Sincerely,

Owen Perkins
House District 2

   
 
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