This week’s featured guest is Leslie Herod, a candidate for the Colorado House of Representatives. A millennial with extensive policy experience, Leslie won her June 2016 primary with an impressive 61% of the vote and will now face a republican challenger on November 8th. In this week’s episode of Changing the Face of Power, Leslie shares her story of starting as a student leader and how she is now paving the way for others.

Meet Leslie:

Leslie Herod is the democratic candidate for Colorado’s State House of Representatives District 8. Raised by a single mother in the Army Nurse Corps, Leslie learned the importance of public service at an early age. Her planned priorities as State Rep include education, criminal justice reform, small business and housing affordability, and accessibility to help all citizens make informed decisions about their communities, families, and their futures.

Leslie serves on the state’s Judicial Performance Commission, Denver’s Cultural Affairs Commission, and the Board of Directors for Urban Peak, Colorado’s leading homeless youth service agency. As co-founder of New Era Colorado, an organization focused on the engagement of young people, Leslie believes turning values into action creates opportunities for all.

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Stay in touch with Leslie:


Twitter: @leslieherod