Affordable health care. Competitive schools. Clean air. Good paying jobs. All Coloradans deserve these, but for many, it is not a reality. Lindsey wants to change that by creating an economy and community that works for everyone. This has inspired her to to run as a Democratic candidate for House District 29.
Lindsey’s passion for activism started at a young age. When she was eight, Lindsey advocated to include girls in the all-boys recess soccer game, and today she is an attorney specializing in juvenile and family law. When children are removed from parental care due to neglect and abuse, Lindsey becomes their legal advocate, ensuring that they are heard, seen, and have input into their safety and their future.
Lindsey is proud to have grown up in Colorado. Throughout her childhood, Lindsey spent her summers with her grandmother, a fourth-grade teacher, and her grandfather, the long-time fire chief of a small town. Her favorite childhood memory is riding in her grandfather’s fire truck in the Fourth of July parade.
Lindsey went to Thompson Valley High School in Loveland, where she was a member of the National Honors Society and the captain of three varsity sports teams. Leadership at a young age led Lindsey to appreciate how common values and goals shape us as individuals and as a community.
After high school, Lindsey attended the University of Northern Iowa on a soccer scholarship, where she graduated with a political science degree. Lindsey interned for former Congressman Bruce Braley in the House of Representatives, participated in voter registration drives, and volunteered during the Iowa Caucuses for the 2008 presidential election. Through this experience, Lindsey recognized the vital role our communities play in our political system, and seeing our democracy in action inspired her to help protect our fragile and unique system.
Lindsey returned to Colorado to attend law school at the University of Denver. While there, Lindsey clerked for the White House under the Obama Administration. In that role, Lindsey solicited feedback from the education community, consumers, and trade groups and drafted policy promoting access to trade schools, lowering the cost of higher education, and enrolling more women in STEM programs. Lindsey also clerked for former Senator Tom Harkin, where she investigated for-profit colleges as part of his work on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee.
After law school, Lindsey started her own law firm, specializing in family and juvenile law. Lindsey understands how rewarding – and challenging – being a small business owner can be.
On the weekends, you can find Lindsey biking the trails in Arvada or shopping at the Olde Town farmer’s market. Lindsey values the sense of community in this district, and she is committed to protecting that. She is ready to face the challenges ahead, and she is committed to fighting for a society in which everyone has the opportunity to participate and the ability to thrive.