by Lynn Bartels (April 1, 2015)
Chris Kennedy, who knows all things Jeffco, has filed to run for the House seat now held by a fellow Democrat, Rep. Max Tyler.
“I guess it’s time to work on growing my white mustache,” Kennedy joked, referring to Tyler’s signature look.
Kennedy has worked at the state Capitol, served as Democratic chairman for Jefferson County and last year ran U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s successful re-election campaign (no offense to Kennedy but at this point Perlmutter is so popular in the 7th Congressional District the campaign practically runs itself).
“I am incredibly proud of the work I did to support legislators like Max Tyler and Ed Perlmutter who fight every day to grow the middle class, invest in our public education system, expand our renewable energy economy, and ensure equal rights and opportunities for all,” Kennedy said in his announcement.
Both Kennedy and Tyler live in Lakewood.
At the Capitol, Kennedy worked for Tyler in 2010, Reps. Millie Hamner and Jeanne Labuda in 2011, Tyler and Rep. Matt Jones in 2012, and former Speaker Mark Ferrandino.