I want to begin by thanking all of you for the support you have given me over the course of the campaign. As a long-time champion for progressive causes, I am passionate about public service and advocating for students and working class families. However, it has become clear that the timing was not meant to be—both personally and politically. When it comes to the CU Regent race, we need to be focusing on affordable and accessible higher education for everyone, not more divisive politics.
I will continue to work towards forward-looking solutions to higher education funding issues, campus safety, access to college opportunities for ALL, and providing a diverse, enriching higher education system that gives our kids the foundation for any future they dream up. At the right time, I look forward to serving Coloradans on these and other progressive issues.
None of this will dim my passion for a Colorado that is full of opportunities for everyone, not just the powerful few. For those of you who put your faith in me and my campaign, I hope you feel the same.
I wish Lesley Smith the best in her race to keep this seat in the hands of the Democrats.