Steven Paletz is Among First in State to Turn in Petitions
March 11, 2020 (DENVER, Colo.) — Today, Steven Paletz, a transactional attorney, community leader, and candidate to represent House District 6, delivered his signed petitions— bearing over 2,000 signatures — to appear on the district’s Democratic ballot in June. He is among the first in Colorado to do so, taking another critical step towards becoming the representative for House District 6.
"I am grateful to all the volunteers who worked tirelessly to bring us one step closer to ensuring every Coloradan can achieve their version of the American dream,” Paletz said. “This marks an exciting moment in our campaign, and I look forward to continuing to show my community how I intend to lead through integrity and commitment to a brighter tomorrow.”
After announcing in November, Paletz gained an unprecedented amount of support for his race, raising over fifty-thousand dollars. He also secured key endorsements, such as Dafna Michaelson Jenet of HD 30 and former Denver Democratic Party Chair David Fogel.
“I am humbled by the amount of support the community has shown me and will do everything I can to make them proud as their representative,” Paletz said. “Colorado is a special place full of opportunity, and it’s important that we keep it that way while striving to make it even better.”
Paletz’s slogan, ‘Building Colorado’s Tomorrow,’ is predicated on a few core issues, which include advocating for mental healthcare; protecting Colorado’s land, air, and water; and improving the community’s infrastructure. Paletz seeks to build on the success of initiatives already passed in the State House, becoming a voice and leader on the issue of mental health in particular.
“Mental Health needs to be a priority in ensuring Colorado has a better tomorrow. At a time when teen suicide rates, addiction, and homelessness are effecting far too many of the population, we have to create legislation that will go farther and continue to positively impact Colorado for many years to come.”
Paletz will also focus on issues that will define Colorado’s future, making sure everyone has a chance to pursue the American Dream. This includes access to affordable housing, job creation, good education, environmentally friendly and reliable infrastructure, and a strong economy that is open for business.
“In an age of divisive politics, it’s important that we remain united and work together toward a brighter future. That starts with creating prosperity and progress by passing legislation we all want, and developing more job opportunities, affordable housing, modern infrastructure.”
Paletz, a fifth-generation Coloradan, resides in Denver with his wife, Laura, and their 4-year-old daughter. This is his first run for office. The seat was previously held by representative Chris Hansen, who vacated the position in January after being selected to fill a vacancy in the State Senate.