Indy Endorsements

Liz Rosenbaum is a spitfire — a justice warrior, community-builder, a clear voice fighting for the basic rights of people in her community.

Liz Rosenbaum

Liz Rosenbaum for House District 12

In 2016, when toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were discovered in Fountain Valley’s groundwater — which provided drinking water for Fountain and Security-Widefield — Rosenbaum co-founded the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition to take on big business and government agencies.

“When we started, we were just trying to figure out what happened to us,” Rosenbaum told The Colorado Sun. “Now, we’ve turned our anger into action.”

She already knows her way around the Colorado Legislature, having worked with members of both chambers to craft bills to regulate “forever chemicals” and protect the state’s drinking water systems and health. One of her goals for the 2021 session?

“To change the statute of limitations for litigation from contaminations from two to five years. ... Our health has been affected by cancers and autoimmune diseases that can take several years to show up or correctly diagnose.”

Mary Bradfield, Rosenbaum’s opponent in the race, is a close ally of current District 21 Rep. Lois Landgraf, who is term-limited. In Bradfield’s endorsement interview, she didn’t show detailed knowledge of current legislative issues or offer specific solutions, instead expressing a willingness to listen to all sides and help generate sensible legislation; she also said she would work for projects Landgraf supported but had to leave unfinished. The bulk of Bradfield’s political experience — and her stances on issues of the day — are rooted in her volunteer work with the local Republican Party.

We’re endorsing Rosenbaum, the candidate with deep experience working with her community and Colorado’s Legislature. 

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