Updated: Jan 26
Today, Elizabeth Velasco of Glenwood Springs officially announced her candidacy as a
Democrat for State Representative in District 57. Elizabeth has the support of her family,
community members and RE1 School Board Vice President Jasmin Ramirez and local
community leaders Beatriz Soto and Blanca Uzeta O’Leary. She is endorsed by Democratic
Majority Co-Whip Representative Duran, Democratic Assistant Majority Leader Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez.
“I’m running for House District 57 because I have a vision for a thriving future in western
Colorado. It's time for bold action from our elected officials to address the serious issues we
face so we’re not just reacting to what comes, but prepared and prospering.”
Elizabeth Velasco is the daughter of first-generation immigrants raised in the Eagle River Valley. She has been a small business owner for seven years. After working on the Grizzly Creek Fire in 2020 to make sure Spanish speaking members of the community were informed, she became a Public Information Officer for wildland fire, serving in the 2021 Sylvan Fire in Colorado and several major fires in Oregon and California. Velasco is also a volunteer, advocating for equitable access to basic services. She is a well-known Latina leader in Garfield, Eagle, and Pitkin counties.
Elizabeth’s campaign focuses on key issues for western Coloradoans: rural infrastructure,
community and economic resilience, health care access, and support for families.
“Too many people are left out of the key decisions that affect their lives. Our district has been struggling with the rising prices of healthcare, access to mental health services and lack of affordable housing. It’s time for a fresh voice, bold leadership, and real representation of our unique and diverse district in the state capitol. I’m so excited to build a better future together!”
Learn more about Elizabeth Velasco and her historic campaign for House District 57 at
elizabethforcolorado.com. You can support Elizabeth for Colorado by donating, signing up to
volunteer and spreading the word.
This post does not imply endorsement. The Eagle County Democratic Party remains neutral in all contested Democratic primaries.