“I'm challenging a career politician for City Council because I want to stand up for real people and solve real problems."

 

 
 
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I need YOUR vote to win, and keep Lakewood moving forward:

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Vision

Demand High Quality Development

Extreme stances like my opponent’s building moratorium can halt Colfax redevelopment, scare away good developers, raise the cost of rents, and are bad for our local businesses. Lakewood is growing, and we need a more sensible approach that demands responsible and sustainable efforts from developers, keeps our economy strong, protects our neighborhood charm, and enhances our community. I know what good quality, sustainable development looks like and how to demand it.
 

Affordable Housing for Real People 

The rents and home prices in Lakewood are soaring, and it is becoming more and more difficult for the people who live and work in Lakewood to make ends meet. I want to live in a community where teachers, firefighters, nurses, young professionals, working families and seniors can afford to live.  That’s why I stand for housing that is affordable for regular people.
 

Expand and Maintain Lakewood's Parks and Open Space

Lakewood has over 100 parks. In fact, over 25% of our City is dedicated parkland. This is one of the reasons I moved to and love Lakewood.  I will fight to protect every inch, and work to continue investing in great open space and park opportunities.
 

Safe Community for All

Feeling safe in our neighborhoods is one of the most important things to a high quality life.  I will fight to make sure our Police Department has the resources it needs to keep all of us safe, even as our community grows.

 

Working for a Sustainable Future

I am proud Lakewood is still committed to the Paris Treaty.  My opponent voted against the Sustainability Plan.   I want to implement it (see Lakewood’s Award Winning Sustainability Plan.) For example, with smart investment and careful planning and leveraging grant dollars, we can take Lakewood from a “Bronze” bikeable city to “Silver.”  This is great for business, health, environment, and traffic reduction.

 

Support our Kids and Schools

My opponent voted NO on a second hand smoke ban, NO on 3A/3B and NO on funding for Outdoor Lab. We need leaders who will stand up for our future.  Together, let's make sure Stober Elementary stays open,  Lakewood kids can go to Outdoor Lab, and implement our sustainability plan to ensure our youth have access to clean air and water for generations to come.

 

Support Public Safety

Public safety is a matter of vital importance.  Let's make sure the Lakewood Police Department has the resources they need to keep Lakewood safe. Lakewood PD is known nationwide as a top-notch police force.  I'm proud of that and want to keep it that way.  I support adding new agents to the force, specializing in homeless issues so that we can keep our patrol on the streets.I support equipping our force with the technology they need, like smart phones and mobile digital computers.

 

Support Local Economy

Small and local businesses are important for our community and our country. Myopponent'smoratorium proposal is bad for small businesses, bad for investment in our community and bad for property rights.  A "one-size-fits-all"   approachdoesn’tworkforLakewood.  RevitalizingColfaxbenefitsallof us and creates a safer community. I will demand high quality development, development of parks and open space, and development in the right places while protecting our rural, All-Americanneighborhoodfeel.

 

 
 Working for a sustainable future  I’m already working, and will continue to work on making the Sustainable Neighborhood Program even more effective. Making sustainability in Lakewood a priority gives future generations the gift that we’ve been so freely given, living in such close proximity to nature. Programs like this bridge the gap between government and neighbors, creating a more holistic community.

 Listening with an open mind  I know how important it is for our elected officials to truly listen to the residents it represents. This is often overlooked, and I’d like to change the paradigm back. As City Councilwoman, I look forward to being your ally, and someone you can always count on to listen to your concerns and needs, and also to share in your successes.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Endorsements

congressman ed perlmutter

STATE SENATOR ANDY KERR

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, BRITTANY PETTERSEN

State Representative, Chris Kennedy

Former State Representative, Max Tyler

Lakewood Councilor, Dana Gutwein

LAKEWOOD COUNCILOR, SCOTT KOOP

LAKEWOOD COUNCILOR, SHAKTI

Former Lakewood Ward One Councilor, Karen Kellen

FORMER LAKEWOOD COUNCILOR, SUE KING

FORMER LAKEWOOD COUNCILOR, CINDY BAROWAY

FORMER MAYOR, STEVE BURKHOLDER

SUPPORT JEFFCO KIDS 

UFCW local 7

blue flower fund

victory fund

planned parenthood

denver area labor federation

colorado working families

run for something

Cassie Tanner, West Metro Fire Protection District Director

ANN G. SCHMIDT

LU HORNER

JIM MILLER

CHRISTINE WIGGINS

JEFF & GALE Haley

SHAWNA SCHANTZ-FRITZLER

LINDA GIANNOSA

 

 

 

 
She is a smart, savvy and caring woman. Kyra’s values hold family and community first and foremost. She will bring those values to the City of Lakewood, listening to and acting upon the needs of its citizens to the best of her ability.
— Roberta, Ward One Resident
 
 
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Click on the thumbnail above to learn why I'm running.

I have lived in Colorado for 18 years and am proud to call it home.

 

When my husband, Tyler, and I decided to start our lives together, we chose a home in Lakewood.

Among the many reasons we chose this unique city, we valued the land, open spaces, friendly neighbors, sustainability initiatives, and Lakewood’s rural feel while still being close to the city. Within a short amount of time of knowing our neighbors and broader community, I realized that Lakewood is where we want to raise our future family.

I have valuable experience in policy writing, conflict resolution, non-profit and for-profit business organizations, and budget management - all skills that I will bring with me to the Lakewood City Council.

Experience:

  • BS Degree in Integrative Medicine with Minor in Pre Medicine from Metropolitan State University of Denver

  • Finance Manager at Proform, a local business.  

  • Patient Care Manager at Clinix, a family practice.

  • Research Assistant at The Colorado School of Public Health

  • Grant Writer for the Integrative Health Policy Consortium  

  • Volunteer Mentor for women recovering from trauma

  • Volunteer Teacher and conservation advocate

 

I am not a career politician like my opponent.  I understand the needs of regular, hard working people in Lakewood, and I will listen to you.  Our voice and perspective need to be at the decision making table. I am accessible and willing to listen to all voices when making important decisions that are going to impact our neighborhoods for generations to come.  I'd love to earn your vote and face the future together!

 
 
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I want to hear from you

Kyra@KyraforLakewood.com
303.807.7288

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