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 MARCH 22 MEETING - featuring RTD Director Claudia Folska, State Senator Irene Aguilar, State Senator Pat Steadman and State Representative Paul Rosenthal. BRING YOUR QUESTIONS for OUR REPRESENTATIVES!  

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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.  Rep. Rosenthall serves on the Agriculture Livestock & Natural Resources committee, as well as the committee for Business, Labor & Economic and Workforce Development.

Many thanks to Paul for a very productive 2013 legislative session!

District Calendar

House District 9 Monthly Meeting Sat, 04/26/2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
House District 9 Monthly Meeting Sat, 05/24/2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
HD9 Tequila Tasting - Featuring U S Representative Diana DeGette Sat, 06/07/2014 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
House District 9 Monthly Meeting Sat, 06/28/2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
House District 9 Monthly Meeting Sat, 07/26/2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am

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House District Updates / Blog Posts

HD9 Holiday Social / Poinsettia Party

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

HD9 Annual Picnic - Eisenhower Park

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

HD9 Monthly Meeting - March 22, 2014

HD9 Monthly Meeting

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Calvary Baptist Church

6500 E. Girard Ave. (NE Corner, Hampden & Monaco)



RTD Director Claudia Folska, Senator Irene Aguilar, Senator Pat Steadman and Representative Paul Rosenthal 
This month promises to be full of RTD facts and updates on our General Assembly.  


First, CLAUDIA FOLSKA, our RTD representative, will give us an update with a power point presentation, on all that is happening at RTD - now and for the future. Claudia won the “Rising Star” award at the 2013 Arapaho Democratic Dinner, and hosted the Century Club on an exclusive West Corridor Light Rail tour prior to the rail line's 2013 opening. Claudia has a lot to share about RTD’s present and future plans. Bring your questions and opinions, there will be plenty of time to discuss the issues of transportation that concern all Denverites.
Secondly, our distinguished SENATOR IRENE AGUILAR will speak to us regarding health care and her work to bring a public option to Colorado’s residents. She will also address other important programs and policies of interest. There will be plenty of time for Q & A, so come prepared with your thoughts and questions.
Lastly, the “PAT and PAUL SHOW” - SENATOR PAT STEADMAN and HD 9 REPRESENTATIVE PAUL ROSENTHAL will provide updates on the current legislative session. Hard to believe, but the General Assembly has passed the halfway mark and the pace at the Capitol is gathering steam as they head for the May deadline. They will wrap up what bills are in Committee and may pass, and other “Under the Dome”  activities happening midway through the session.
So come for coffee and munchies, bring your questions and enthusiasm and we will see you this Saturday!



March 29, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Denver County Democratic Assembly, North High School
April 12, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Colorado State Democratic Assembly, Denver
April 12, 7:00 p.m. – Jefferson Jackson Dinner, Sheraton Denver


Thank you, Doug Krug

Thank you, Doug

For the January House District 9 meeting we were honored to have our guest Doug Krug help us find “the missing piece in leadership.”  For those who missed this motivating meeting, Doug Krug has donated copies of his latest book to House District 9.  You can purchase your copy for $25. Proceeds benefit House District 9.


HD9 February 22 - Monthly Meeting

HD9 Monthly Meeting

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Calvary Baptist Church

6500 E. Girard Ave. (NE corner, Hampden & Monaco)

Please join your HD9 friends for an important program on Immigration Reform. We welcome special guests Arturo Jimenez, Chris Dinkel and Jonathan Cortez:



Arturo Jimenez is a bilingual attorney who has practiced in the area of federal immigration law for over 15 years in Colorado. He graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law and is a founder of the Immigration Clinic at Catholic Charities in Pueblo. After serving as the President of the Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition, Arturo was elected twice to the School Board of Denver Public Schools where he currently serves while continuing to represent clients in cases of Temporary Protected Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, naturalization, asylum, family petitions, victim's visas and deportation defense at the Law Office of Arturo Jimenez P.C. He is a member of the Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials Federal Task Force on Education.

Chris is an immigration attorney at the Allott Immigration Law Firm in Centennial. He possesses a wide range of experience in the field of immigration and nationality law, including in the areas of employment-based immigration, family-based immigration, Form I-9 compliance, naturalization, removal, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Chris previously practiced immigration law for a large global law firm. He also completed a legal fellowship in the office of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, where he advised Senator Reid and his senior staff on immigration policy issues. Chris earned his law degree with cum laude honors from Cornell Law School and his Bachelor’s degree with magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors from Pomona College.

Jonathan Cortez is earning his high school diploma online while working 40 hours per week at a local restaurant.  Soccer is a passion for Jonathan.  He formed and manages an amateur soccer team.  In the fall, Jonathan plans to attend Community College of Denver.

Also, up-to-date information about the March 4 caucuses.


House District 9 Monthly Meeting

Repeats every month on the fourth Saturday until Sat Jan 24 2015 except 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, August 23, 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

PRECINCT CAUCUSES - Grassroot Politics at its Best!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Sub-District 9A and Arapahoe County Democrats Place Bridge Academy 7125 N. Cherry Creek Dr. Sub-District 9B Thomas Jefferson High School 3950 S. Holly Street



Why Caucus?

Support your Democratic Nominee

Have a Voice in the Democratic Platform

Get Elected to Be a Leader in your Neighborhood

Have direct access to your elected officials


Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - check in at 6:30pm


Locations:    Sub-District 9A and Arapahoe County Democrats

                                    Place Bridge Academy

                                    7125 N. Cherry Creek Dr.

                        Sub-District 9B

                                    Thomas Jefferson High School

                                    3950 S. Holly Street



Legislative Achievements in 2013

A Balanced, Responsible Budget SB 230

Begins to restore cuts to education, increases investment in prevention, child welfare, mental health and state infrastructure.  [read more


2.  Completing Unfinished Business:  SB 11 & SB 33

Civil unions and ASSET.  Everyone knew it was the least we would do. 


3.  Medicaid Expansion:  SB 200

Implementation of health care reform is well underway, and the number of uninsured Coloradans will continue to decline. 


4.  Proposed School Finance Reform:  SB 213

If votes approve a tax increase this new school finance formula would become effective, providing thorough and effective funding and reforms. 


5.  Elections Modernization Legislation:  HB 1303

Mail ballots for all voters and more ways to register and vote make it easier than ever for eligible voters to exercise their rights. 


6.  Jobs & Economy Investments:  HB 1001HB 1002HB 1004HB 1287

Reforming enterprise zones, continuing job creation incentives and investing in job training, advanced industries and small business development. 


7.  Gun Safety Legislation:  HB 1224HB 1228HB 1229SB 195SB 197

These bills took on a life of their own and became the defining issue of the session, but they enjoy wide support. 


8.  Wildfire Response & Mitigation:  SB 245SB 269SB 270SB 288

Paying claims related to Lower North Fork Fire, studying responses and making fuels reduction grants to clear beetle-killed pines.  


9.  Promoting Renewable Energy:  SB 252 

Increases the required percentage of electricity generated by renewable sources for rural electric cooperatives. 


10.  Taxing & Regulating Marijuana:  SB 283HB 1317 & HB 1318

Implementing the will of the voters by establishing a regulatory framework and referring proposed taxes to the ballot for approval this November.


11.  Future Tax Reforms:  HB 1295 & SB 1

Preparing for federal authorization of state jurisdiction to impose taxes on internet sales, and investing new revenues in tax relief for working families.


Thank you to State Representative Paul Rosenthal and State Senators Irene Aguilar and Pat Steadman for all your hard work!

State Senators representing HD9

Senator Pat Steadman
Senator Irene Aguilar

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

Senator Irene Aguilar and Senator Pat Steadman. Their bios appear below.

Irene Aguilar

A strong advocate for health reform and universal health care, Senator Aguilar is working to ensure access to quality affordable health care for all Coloradans, reinforce the safety net for people with disabilities and revive the American dream for Latinos in Colorado. In the Colorado Senate Dr. Aguilar serves as Assistant Majority Leader. She chairs the Senate Committee on the Health and Human Services and the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange Implementation Review Committee. She also serves on the Judiciary Committee. Learn more about Senator Aguilar at

Pat Steadman

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 chairs the Joint Budget Committee and is the vice-chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.  To learn more about Pat, visit his website at