Political Action Team

The Political Action Team exists to monitor local and statewide political decisions and candidates that affect the residents of Colorado. The team seeks to educate local, state, and federal officeholders about progressive issues and inform the populace about where politicians stand on issues and how they can effect change.


Over the past few years the Political Action Team has:

  • Developed specific questions for candidates running for various offices, both local and statewide.
  • Conducted three sets of questionnaires to candidates running for office in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and posted responses for the public to read.
  • Developed an endorsement policy and endorsed three candidates in 2018 and city council races in 2019.
  • Held candidate forums in 2018, 2019, and 2022 and co-sponsored one in 2020 between Hickenlooper and Romanoff
  • Written countless postcards for candidates, knocked on hundreds of doors, texted thousands of phone numbers, and maintained a high level of interest in involvement in the political process.


Candidate Survey Responses for 2023

APA conducted a survey of local Colorado candidates running in the 2023 election. These are the detailed responses to our questionnaire from 2023 candidates. Please note that all declared candidates, regardless of party, were contacted. We are posting responses received. 

Jeffco School Board Candidates

2023 APA Endorsements

APA’s voting members have responded to our endorsement 2023 survey. Below are the official results:
(Remember that in order to get an endorsement from APA, 60% or more of the responding members had to vote to endorse a candidate or proposition.)

APA Endorses…

  • Lauren Simpson for Arvada Mayor
  • Sharon Davis for Arvada City Council At Large
  • Shawna Ambrose for Arvada City Council District 2
  • Bob Fifer for Arvada City Council District 4
  • Michelle Applegate for Jeffco School Board District 3
  • Erin Kenworthy for Jeffco School Board District 4
  • Vote Yes on Proposition HH
  • Vote Yes on Proposition II
Thank you to all the candidates who came to speak to APA this past Saturday. APA is a diverse progressive group. These endorsements are made by a majority vote. We encourage all members to watch our 2023 candidate’s forum and make an educated vote before November 7th. Ballots drop on October 16th.