Denver Direct: Rosemary Marshall Announces

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Rosemary Marshall Announces

Former House District 8 Representative Rosemary Marshall announced her willingness to fill the vacancy created by President Obama’s appointment of State Senator Peter Groff to the US Department of Education.

She is certainly our first choice because she has the experience and ability to fill the position. She is a proven leader. She knows the ropes and can assume the responsibilities of office immediately. No one else suggested so far (that we know of) comes anywhere near her qualifications. In addition, she has a grace and dignity that would make us proud to have her as our Senator.

Marshall’s letter:

As the former State Representative for house district 8, from 2000 – 2008, I am asking for your support to continue my public service to the citizens of the community by succeeding Peter Groff in the State Senate. My eight years of legislative experience and in-depth knowledge of the general assembly process would ease this transition and provide needed consistency for representation of the district. There are critical issues currently being debated that will continue into the 2010 legislative session. In 2011 we will be faced with the very crucial and political challenge of redrawing legislative and congressional districts based on the new census data. I participated in this process in 2001 while serving in the House of Representatives.

Other legislative experience includes serving as chair person of Business Affairs and Labor, and serving on the committees of Finance, Judiciary, and Audit. I have sponsored and had passed numerous bills in the areas of consumer protection, criminal justice, health and education. Prior to being elected in 2000, I was MIT-Harvard certified in public policy disputes.

I am a life long resident of Denver, and well acquainted with the quality of life issues and concerns of the district. I recognize and respect that you have choices. I would be honored to serve you in the Colorado State Senate.

Rosemary Marshall