Pro-animal Picks for the Colorado House and Senate

The following candidates for election to the House and Senate of the Colorado General Assembly are endorsed by Colorado Voters for Animals:


For the House of Representatives:

Pier Cohen, D—Canon City

Rhonda Fields, D—Aurora

Randy Fischer, D—Fort  Collins

Brett Halbert, L—Commerce  City

Dickey Hullinghorst, D—Boulder County

Daniel Kagan, D—South Denver

Lois Landgraf, R—Fountain

Sanford Lee, D—Manitou Springs

Claire Levy, D—Boulder and Gilpin Counties

Beth McCann, D—Denver

Mike McLachlan, D—Gunnison, Southwest Colorado

Jovan Melton, D—Aurora

Daniel Pabon, D—Northwest Denver

Cherylin Penniston, D—Adams County

Brittany Pettersen—D, Lakewood

Dianne Primavera, D—Broomfield

Susan Quilleash-Nelson, L—Colorado Springs

Daniel Robinson, D—Grand  Junction

Su Ryden, D—Aurora

Sue Schafer, D—Wheat Ridge, Arvada

Gary Semro, D—Highlands Ranch

Libby Szabo, R—Arvada

Carla Turner, D—Larkspur

Max Tyler, D—Lakewood


For the Senate:

Irene Aguilar, D—Denver

Morgan Carroll, D—Aurora

Mary Hodge, D—Adams County

Evie Hudak, D—Arvada

Michael Johnston, D—Denver

Matt Jones, D—Longmont

John Kefalas, D—Fort  Collins

Andrew Kerr, D—Lakewood

Linda Newell, D—Littleton

Pat Steadman, D—Denver

Nancy Todd, D—Aurora


Please give these individuals serious consideration when you cast your ballot.

For additional help, use our Ballot Buddy. It’s available on our website,

The Ballot Buddy is a brief form that you can print and use as a reference when you vote. There is one for each of the seven congressional districts in Colorado. (To find your districts, visit Project Vote Smart.

For every race, the Ballot Buddy identifies our "Pro-Animal Picks," as well as "Paws Down" candidates.

Our endorsements are based on the individual candidates’ responses to our 2012 questionnaire on animal-related issues, on incumbents’ prior voting records, and on consultations with other animal protection organizations in our state.

Colorado Voters for Animals is a nonpartisan organization. We evaluate candidates based on a single criterion: where they stand on animal welfare. We do not judge candidates based on party affiliation or any other issue. Our endorsements are not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee

Colorado Voters for Animals is registered under section 501 (c) (4) of the Internal Revenue Code. We work to get humane candidates elected and send inhumane ones packing!

Visit for additional ways to help protect Colorado’s animals. 

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