House District Profile

House District 9

Welcome to House District 9 !! We meet on the fourth Saturday of each month - from 9:00 - 10:30 am at Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E. Girard Avenue - northeast corner of Monaco and Hampden. Continental breakfast at 8:45 am. Come early to visit your HD9 friends and neighbors.

See UPDATES / BLOG POSTS (BELOW) for details of our July 26 Meeting:

THE COLORADO MUSLIM SOCIETY will provide an overview of their mission and activities serving the over 15,000 Muslims in the Denver Metro area.

MOVE TO AMEND will describe their efforts to create the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution declaring unequivocally that Corporations Are Not People AND Money Is Not Speech - rejecting what recent U. S. Supreme Court decisions have done.

THE CRUCIAL FALL ELECTIONS - CRITICAL AT THE COLORADO LEGISLATURE and the U.S. CONGRESS. Denver and House District 9 plans for energizing PCPs and the GOTV effort. This is NOT a GO TO SLEEP ELECTION!!

THE HD9 PICNIC - August 23!


REACH OUT and READ - the Book Drive,


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State Representative: 

Paul Rosenthal

State Representative
Rep. Paul Rosenthal
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Representative Paul Rosenthal was elected in November 2012, handily beating his Republican opponent. In 2014, Rep. Rosenthal is serving on the Business, Labor, Economic and Workforce Development Committee and the Local Government Committee. In 2013, Paul served on the Agriculture, Livestock, Natural Resources Committee as well as the Business, Labor, Economic and Workforce Development Committee.

Many thanks to Paul for very productive 2013 and 2014 legislative sessions!

District Calendar

House District 9 Monthly Meeting Sat, 09/27/2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Annual EM Kennedy Dinner Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm
House District 9 Monthly Meeting Sat, 10/25/2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
House District 9 Monthly Meeting Sat, 11/22/2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
House District 9 Monthly Meeting Sat, 01/24/2015 - 9:00am - 10:30am

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House District Updates / Blog Posts

Annual EM Kennedy Dinner

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Marriott City Center


Legislative Achievements in 2014

Highlights of the 2014 Legislative Session (Information provided by Rep Paul Rosenthal and Senators Irene Aguilar and Pat Steadman


The 2014-15 state budget:

• Commits $188 million to recovery from the floods and wildfires of 2013 and to wildfire prevention

• Increases state funding for education by nearly $400 per pupil

• Boosts funding to our public colleges and universities by $100 million

• Implements economic development programs to boost key industries, create good-paying jobs and build a strong, sustainable economy that supports all Coloradans

• Increases funding for workforce development programs

• Boosts reimbursements for social services providers

• Increases the state reserve by more than $130 million, to 6.5 percent, to prepare for future emergencies and economic downturns

• Boosts investments in women’s health services and family planning

• Increases services for victims of domestic violence and child abuse


HB 1337

State law requires that a portion of the General Fund be held back in reserve.  HB 1337 raises the “statutory reserve” equal to 6.5% of General Fund appropriations.  This reserve is our savings account for rainy days.


Civil Rights 


Low-income Colorado seniors and those with disabilities become eligible for an increase in the grants they receive for rent assistance and home heating, and the income limits change to allow more individuals to qualify. Under the new law, sponsored by Rep. Brittany Pettersen (D-Lakewood), individuals making $6,639 a year or less, or married couples with a combined income of $10,731 or less, can receive up to $700 a year to help pay rent and $192 a year to help pay heating bills, helping keep these Coloradans in their homes and out of other, more expensive social services programs.


SB 118

The bill aligns our state laws with the ADA and strengthens protections for people with disabilities, including those who use service animals.


Women’s Issues


?“Jessica’s Law” brings our state in line with a national initiative to impose mandatory minimum sentences for those who commit violent sexual assaults against children. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Foote (D-Lafayette), it imposes sentences of 24 years to life for class 2 felony assault on a child under the age of 13, 18 to life for class 3 felony assault on a child, and 10 to life for class 4 felony assault on a child.



Colorado women gain legal standing to sue for damages if they miscarry because of the malicious or reckless actions of others.


The new law, sponsored by Reps. Pettersen and Foote, builds on a 2013 law that imposed criminal penalties for unlawful termination of pregnancy and allows civil actions by women whose pregnancies are terminated by intentional or reckless acts.


Online Retail Sales Taxes


The new law, sponsored by Reps. Lois Court (D-Denver) and Angela Williams (D-Denver), expands the types of business activities that require a company to collect and remit state sales taxes for their sales in Colorado, ending those companies’ 2.9 percent to 10.4 percent price advantage over Colorado businesses that must charge sales tax.


Health Care

HB14-1344 (Rosenthal-Tochtrop)

Consumers now have another tool to get information from their insurer. They can opt-in receiving general information about their policy by email, as long as it doesn't have personally identifiable information.


SB 187 Creates a 12 member commission tasked to make recommendations regarding controlling health care costs focused on evidence based data on cost control, access and quality of care.


SB 144

Extending the commission on family medicine's support of the development of family medicine residency programs in rural and other underserved areas of the state, the bill requires the commission to make an evaluation and recommendations concerning the use of Medicaid graduate medical education funding to support family medicine training.


Marijuana Regulation

The legislature allocated $24.4 million in new marijuana tax revenues to enforcement of industry regulations, law enforcement, youth prevention & education efforts and substance abuse treatment.


HB 1388

Authorizes the creation of financial service co-ops specifically for marijuana and hemp businesses.  Currently, federal laws and regulations make it nearly impossible for them to find a bank or credit union, resulting in most of these businesses operating on a cash-only basis. This bill is a first step toward a solution.


City Council Districts Map, Effective 2015

Use this map to confirm the new boundaries for city council districts.


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HD9 Monthly Meeting - Saturday, July 26, 2014

Welcome to House District 9 !! We meet on the fourth Saturday of each month - from 9:00 - 10:30 am at Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E. Girard Avenue - northeast corner of Monaco and Hampden. Continental breakfast at 8:45 am. Come early to visit your HD9 friends and neighbors.

The Colorado Muslim Society, with its mosque in southeast Denver, offers a place to pray, Islamic schools, marriage services, funeral services, Qur'anic teachings, Arabic lessons and more. CMS serves a community of more than 15,000 Muslims in the Denver metro area.

The mission:
• To serve the best interest of Islam and Muslims in Colorado by providing
its members an environment conducive for Islamic religious services,
education and cultural enhancement.
• To introduce Islam; its culture and heritage; to the community at large.
• To enter into dialogue with other faith based organizations and
communities, promoting inter-faith understanding.

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Formed in September 2009, Move to Amend, formed in September 2009, is calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to unequivocally state that inalienable rights belong to human beings only (corporations are not people), and that money is not a form of protected free speech (money is not speech) under the First Amendment and can be regulated in political campaigns.

Move to Amend is a coalition of hundreds of organizations and hundreds of thousands of individuals committed to social and economic justice, ending corporate rule, and building a vibrant democracy that is genuinely accountable to the people, not corporate interests.

Metro Denver Move to Amend’s “Felonious Five” – over-sized heads / caricatures of conservative Supreme Court Justices Roberts, Scalia, Alito, Thomas and Kennedy – complete with black robes adorned with NASCAR-style corporate sponsorships – most recently appeared around the Western Conservative Summit in Denver on July 19th, and have appeared and lead constructive demonstrations at the Denver U. S. 10th District Court of Appeals Gourthouse Denver protesting the Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions – and elsewhere.

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ENERGIZING For the Fall Elections - PCP and GOTV Activities and Planning. Plans continue following the recent Central Committee Meeting to assure that ALL DEMOCRATS ARE ENERGIZED, MOBILIZED AND REVVED to ELECT DEMOCRATS UP and DOWN ALL of the TICKETS... EVERY ONE IS CRUCIAL!! LEARN What HD9 is PLANNING!!

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It's HD9 PICNIC TIME Once Again!! August 23 – 12PM to 3PM - at very special Dahlia Lane Green. A separate invitation will follow!! Traditional Picnic Fare… Burgers, Dogs, Salads, Sodas – and best of all lotsa political talk!!

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AND ANOTHER PICNIC!! Denver Democrats Annual Summer Picnic
Sunday, August 3, 2014, 12PM - 4PM, Ruby Hill Park
Go To for tickets, maps and more information.

HD9 Annual Picnic - South Dahlia Lane Green

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
South Dahlia Lane Green - South Dahlia Street at South Dahlia Lane (Approx. 2400S) West Around the Bend to the Green

House District 9 Monthly Meeting

Repeats every month on the fourth Saturday until Sat Jan 24 2015 except Sat Aug 23 2014, Sat Dec 27 2014.
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 E.Girard Avenue, Denver - NE Corner of E.Hampden Avenue & S.Monaco Parkway

HD9 Annual Picnic - Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 12:00PM - 3:00PM. South Dahlia Lane Green. Details to Follow!

State Senators representing HD9

Senator Pat Steadman
Senator Irene Aguilar

HD9 Representation in the Colorado Senate is shared by two senators:

Senator Irene Aguilar (SD32) and Senator Pat Steadman (SD31). Their bios appear below.

Irene Aguilar

Senator Aguilar, a primary care physician, practiced at Denver Health’s Westside Clinic for 23 years. Her work there led her to see the impact of public policy on society’s most vulnerable. Her increasing involvement with advocacy culminated with her successful bid to replace Sen. Chris Romer in Colorado State Senate District 32 in December 2010.

In the Senate, she has worked to advance the core values of her constituents, from protecting education funding and supporting students and teachers to championing a slate of bills for people with disabilities; from investing in jobs and economic development to supporting rural medical residencies; caregiver monitoring programs, and a hospital charity program; from supporting election integrity and campaign finance reform to expanding Medicaid, establishing a uniquely Colorado Health Exchange and fighting for universal health care for all Coloradoans.

Senator Aguilar is the Assistant Majority Leader and serves as Chair for the Health and Human Services Committee. She is also a member of the State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. Learn more about Senator Aguilar at 


Pat Steadman

Pat has been a long-time resident of Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.  He grew up in Westminster, Colorado, and graduated from Westminster High School, Regis College and the University of Colorado School of Law. He has worked extensively to support public education, protect LGBT right, advance civil rights and civil liberties, protect a woman’s right to choose, expand worker’s rights, and defeat censorship and other far-right assaults on cherished freedoms.

Pat Steadman has served in the Colorado Senate since 2009 representing Senate District 31, which now consists of central and southeast Denver, including Glendale and other Arapahoe County enclaves. He is vice-chair of the Joint Budget Committee, serves on the Joint Legal Services Committee, and is the vice-chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

To learn more about Pat, visit his website at










2012 Precinct Maps - House District 9

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931     932     933     934     935    936     937     938     

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House District 9 Map


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