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Julie McCluskie committed to Colorado

I had the honor of serving as the Lt. Governor of Colorado from 2011 to 2016 and, during that time, I worked alongside Julie McCluskie, now a candidate for House District 61. She served as the Director of Communications and Community Outreach and I had the opportunity to witness her commitment to Colorado every single day. Our shared focus was education, from early childhood to post-graduate, and Julie led the way in helping to develop policies that served all kids and all families, regardless of where they lived or their family background. She traveled the state with me as we visited schools and libraries to raise awareness about the importance of early literacy and she helped formulate the policy that led to the passage of the READ Act to improve third grade literacy.

Julie was also a strong advocate for rural Colorado and her commitment to communities west of the continental divide was unwavering. She and her husband established a small business in Summit County decades ago and she has been active as a parent, a volunteer, and a school district employee. She has been an outstanding public servant and I hope the voters in her district will join me in supporting her election to the Colorado legislature. I can think of no individual better qualified to serve in that role.

Joe Garcia

Denver