Louisville City Councilmember Kyle Brown Announces Bid for House District 12 Vacancy
Brown to focus on Marshall fire recovery, climate action, affordable housing, and health care
LOUISVILLE, CO – Kyle Brown announced his candidacy for the state House of Representatives District 12 vacancy.
“I want the best for families in Boulder county and across Colorado,” said Brown. “Whether helping our community recover from the Marshall fire, taking climate action, or fighting for affordable housing and health care, I will continue to use my experience and expertise to help make sure everyone can succeed.”
Marshall Fire Recovery
As a Louisville city councilmember, Brown has fought to help every family rebuild and recover from the Marshall fire. He helped obtain thousands of gallons of bottled water from local partners until potable drinking water was restored. He worked with city and county staff to ensure that debris was cleared as quickly as possible. Working with his colleagues on council, he successfully provided millions of dollars in tax relief for families who are underinsured and rebuilding.
Taking Climate Action
“The Marshall fire has once again shown that our community is not safe from the devastating effects of climate change,” said Brown. “We must make climate action an urgent and top priority.”
Brown has supported making Louisville’s energy 100% renewable. He voted to add electric vehicle charging stations to new development, and worked to eliminate the use of toxic chemicals in parks and open spaces. He has voted to protect land as open space and has supported building codes that increase energy efficiency while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Gun Violence Prevention
Brown believes that no Coloradan should have to live in fear of gun violence. Brown worked with neighboring cities and his city council colleagues to pass common sense gun legislation, including prohibitions on assault weapons and open carry.
Fighting for Equity
Brown knows that no matter who you are or who you love, you are welcome in House District 12.
Brown designed and implemented the nation’s first health insurance plan created to address racial equity. Brown helped spearhead the creation of Louisville’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion task force, and has supported implementing their recommendations. He also wrote Louisville’s first ever proclamation celebrating June as LGBTQ pride month.
“The lack of affordable housing in Colorado is at crisis levels in our community and it threatens our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion,” said Brown. “We must ensure that every family in Boulder county and across Colorado has an affordable place to live.”
Brown supported the passage of Louisville’s first affordable housing ordinance. Last year, he voted to strengthen this ordinance by increasing affordable housing requirements when properties are rezoned.
Universal Health Care
“Health Care is a right, not a privilege,” said Brown. “We must achieve truly universal health care and Medicare for all.”
Brown has fought against the repeal of the affordable care act which would have stripped health care from tens of millions of working Americans. He brought together 10 governors from across the country, Democrats and Republicans, to push back against repeal until the bill was killed.
Brown designed and implemented CO’s public option program, which has enrolled 35,000 people. This program is providing 10,000 hardworking low income people without documentation with health care for free.
Brown will fight to end TABOR, through the courts and at the ballot box. He will work to restore faith in government so that Coloradans know that their tax dollars are well spent. Brown has worked in state government since the passage of TABOR and have seen its terrible effects on our ability to provide the services Coloradans need to thrive. Brown know that Colorado’s roads, schools, housing, and health care all suffer because of this terrible part of our constitution.
Quality Education and Higher Teacher Salaries
“Every kid in our community and across Colorado deserves a high quality education.” said Brown. “I will work to end the chronic underfunding of schools and teacher salaries.”
In too many places in Colorado, schools struggle for funding and teachers are not paid a living wage. As I work to end TABOR, I will work to ensure that future TABOR refunds are directed toward education.
Brown has served on Louisville city council for three years. Brown first joined Louisville’s city council in January of 2020 after being unanimously chosen to fill the seat left vacant in the Mayor’s election. In November 2020 and 2021, he was overwhelmingly elected and re-elected to the Ward III council seat he now holds.
Brown has devoted his career to public service. He serves as a Deputy Commissioner at the Colorado Division of Insurance. He is leading efforts to provide people across the state with new, high quality, affordable health insurance options, including overseeing the design and implementation of Colorado’s public option. He has served in senior roles in the administrations of two Colorado governors and as an advisor to two U.S. senators.
A native Coloradan, Brown moved to House District 12 when he was one year old. He has now lived here for over 25 years. Brown attended elementary and middle school in Louisville and high school in Boulder. He received his doctorate in genetics from Harvard University and his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.
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