Barrett Rothe of Highlands Ranch has announced his candidacy for House District 43 of the Colorado General Assembly in 2018. Rothe, a Democrat, will challenge the seat long held by Republicans in suburban Denver.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to connect with voters over the next year,” Rothe said, “the people in Highlands Ranch deserve a thoughtful debate and a representative that will work for families and small-businesses, not the fringe groups that control their politicians today.”
Rothe will first seek his party’s nomination for the ballot in November, he is currently unopposed in the primary but the first test of his candidacy will come in the party caucuses scheduled for Tuesday, March 6th.
“We’re going to work hard to get people to the caucuses,” Rothe said, “Democrats and Republicans are frustrated across the country, none more so than Colorado, and we want everyone in our district to take their frustrations to the caucuses in March, the primaries in June, and then the ballot in November.”
June will mark the first primary ballot in Colorado where unaffiliated voters may participate in a partisan primary. “Unaffiliated voters are the largest constituency in Colorado,” Rothe said, “Both parties would be wise to rethink their strategies in our state. House District 43 in particular is ground zero for frustrated, moderate voters getting hit hardest by the anti-middle class policies coming from Washington D.C. It’s going to be a year worth watching the seats taken for granted by Republicans.”
Rothe works as an internal consultant in the healthcare industry. He and is wife, Annelise, also own a floral company in Highlands Ranch. After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado, Rothe earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Colorado Denver.
For more information visit www.RotheColorado.com.