“Lakewood is my home and I’m running for city council to be your voice."

 

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

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Vision

Support our Kids and Schools

In 2018, I was a co-director of outreach for the 5A/5B ballot initiative and have continued to fight for our schools to make sure every Lakewood kid gets the opportunity for a good education and a safe school experience. Together, let's make sure our neighborhood schools like Stober Elementary stay 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.

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.

Working for a Sustainable Future

I am proud Lakewood is still committed to the Paris Treaty. 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.

 

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.

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.
 

Demand High Quality Development

I’m proud of the redevelopment of areas like the West Colfax neighborhood and I’ll fight to make sure we’re balancing redevelopment of areas that need it, while keeping the rural feel of Lakewood in our established neighborhoods. 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.
  

Support Public Safety

Public safety is a matter of vital importance.  I’ll 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

Having worked for a small, local business, I know how important they are for our community and our country. I’ll work to bring more businesses like Mint & Serif into our neighborhoods and make sure we’re supporting our community associations.

 

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

 

Among the many reasons I chose Lakewood as my home, I valued the land, open spaces, friendly neighbors, sustainability initiatives, and Lakewood’s rural feel while still being close to the city.

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

Co-director for 5A/5B mill and bond initiative.

Chief of Staff for Representative Pettersen.

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 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

What are you hoping for in Lakewood? What projects are most important to you?
Please contact me by filling out the form below and let's grab a cup of coffee to discuss your thoughts.

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