Garfield County Democrats

Working together toward a brighter future for all of us!

¡Trabajando juntos hacia un futuro más brillante para todos!

Thanks to everyone who joined our November Happy Hour in New Castle.

And THANK YOU to Colorado Drifters for hosting us!

Stay tuned for details on our January Happy Hour...


What does it mean to be a Garfield County Democrat?

We believe:

We all deserve the freedom to decide when and if to grow our families.

We all deserve the freedom to love and marry whomever we choose.

Our children deserve the freedom to attend school without fear of gun violence.

We all have the right to live in a safe, clean, and healthy environment.

Wealthy corporations and billionaires should pay what they owe.

All eligible voters should be able to vote.

The majority of Americans stand with us on these core beliefs – yet MAGA Republican lawmakers are rigging the system, suppressing votes, and pushing their radical agenda to take these things away from us.

Now is the time to elect Democratic leaders who will fight to protect our freedoms, our ecosystems, and our democracy.

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Game Plan for turning Garfield County solidly blue

Donate: Latino Outreach Initiative

Strawberry Days Parade 2023


Thanks to everyone who marched, danced, and rode with us in the Strawberry Days Parade. All that positive energy contributed to our 1st Place Award for our float!

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State Representative Elizabeth Velasco

Garfield County’s Elizabeth Velasco was elected in 2022 as the first-ever Latina to serve as our Representative for Colorado House District 57. Rep. Velasco ran thirteen bills this session, eleven of which passed, and many of which had bipartisan support, including bills related to language access, housing, public health, emergency response, and community resiliency. Read more here about her accomplishments in her first legislative session.

Join us for a conversation with Rep. Velasco at our monthly cafecitos, held at various locations throughout Garfield County. Email us for details:

Why support Term Limits for County Commissioners?

Limiting the number of terms a county commissioner can serve has many advantages, including:

  • Elections are more fair and competitive
  • Fresh ideas and perspectives are brought to the table
  • Candidates are evaluated more candidly

Only the commissioners themselves can decide to put this question about term limits on the ballot; state statutes do not allow citizens to petition questions onto the county ballot. We hope you’ll join the Garfield County Democrats in asking our commissioners to put the issue of term limits for county commissioners on the 2024 ballot.

If the voters of Garfield County were to approve a limit of two terms for county commissioners, our current commissioners would still be allowed to serve two additional terms. Currently, Tom Jankovsky is in his 13th year as commissioner; Mike Samson, his 15th year; and John Martin, his 27th year.

More info here: Brand new year, same old ideas; Time for term limits

Sign our petition to urge our County Commissioners to place the question of term limits on the 2024 ballot:

Petition: Term Limits for County Commissioners

Read GarCo Dems Chair Debbie Bruell's latest columns in the Post Independent

Taking the long view on our public lands

Holding our commissioners accountable for protecting the lands we love

Seeking school board candidates who aren't looking to turn classrooms into battlefields.

Oil and water don't mix; let's protect the Colorado River

Why oppose a win-win strategy for creating jobs and workforce-housing?

Drawing inspiration from our nation’s heroes during Black History Month

Brand new year, same old ideas; Time for term limits

Scrooges, heroes, and Social Security

Reflections on the elections

Vote for integrity this November

How powerful are county commissioners?

“Elections come and go. Candidates come and go. But I am a Democrat every single day.”

-- A long-time monthly donor to the GarCo Dems

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We need to invest now in the groundwork that will enable us to elect open-minded, forward-thinking, compassionate leaders for our future!

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Every Day Dems

Garfield County Democratic Party
PO Box 2637
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602

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