Updates from Lauren

Broadcast Debate: League of Women Voters Arvada Mayoral Debate 2023

As seen on Channel 8:

Hosted by the non-partisan League of Women Voters, the televised City of Arvada 2023 Mayoral debate:

Arvada Press: Candidate Questionnaire

As seen in the Arvada Press...

"What in you background makes you qualified for office?

In my four years on City Council, I have prided myself on being responsive and available. My proudest moments in this job have been when I’ve helped make a resident’s everyday life just a little better, and I would not change my approach as Mayor...."

Read More: Arvada Mayor Election Questionnaire: Lauren Simpson

"Inspiring Stories" - Conversations with Lauren Simpson

As seen in Voyage Denver...

"Today we’d like to introduce you to Lauren Simpson..."


Read More: Conversations with Lauren Simpson - VoyageDenver

EMILY's List endorses 3 Democratic women in Colorado mayoral races

As Seen in Colorado Politics...

"Arvada mayoral candidate Lauren Simpson, Lakewood mayoral candidate Wendi Strom, and Thornton mayoral candidate Julia Marvin are all being endorsed by the organization, which backs the candidacies of Democratic women who support abortion rights. 

The three Colorado candidates join 16 others endorsed by EMILY's List as part of the organization's "Madam Mayor" program, launched this summer to highlight women running for local offices."

Read more: EMILY's List endorses 3 Democrats in Colorado mayoral races

JeffCo Women Set to Lead the Way

As seen in the Colorado Sun:

"Simpson is as striking for confidence as she is for her ability to engage constituents. She gave a personal and compelling stump speech that would put some of the top politicos in the state to shame. She was at her best when she expressed how the unhoused epidemic had personally affected her life through a family member. She was authentic and empathetic at the same time."

Read more: JeffCo women set to lead the way forward in politics

Olde Town Arvada Water Tower lit in blue and yellow in solidarity with Ukraine

As seen in the Arvada Press:

"I thought that lighting the water tower blue and yellow for Ukraine would be appropriate. We have a lot of Eastern European immigrants in this community and people with ties to Ukraine and Russia, and truth is, a lot of those people are in pain right now," Simpson said… "Putin will never see the water tower lit up, but members of our community will see that; they’re going to see that the community stands with them. In our tiny little corner of the world, we stand up for what’s right."

Arvada nonprofit Hope, Community and Connection set to host second annual back-to-school drive

As seen in the Arvada Press:

Arvada-based nonprofit Hope, Community and Connection is hosting its second annual “Hope for Kids” back-to-school drive to support low-income students in the community. Donations of school supplies can be dropped off at the HCC table at the July 9 Second Saturday event in Olde Town or by contacting Arvada City Councilmember Lauren Simpson at [email protected]....

The goal of the fundraiser is to provide 100 students in need with a fully stocked backpack and a shopping experience for new clothes and shoes, as well as to donate school supplies to JeffCo Public School teachers.

City of Arvada purchases property for potential Jefferson County housing navigation center

As seen in the Arvada Press:

“I realize to the public something like this can send up red flags. You say a ‘navigation center,’ you say, ‘homeless services.’ For many that will conjure up wonderful images; for others that might conjure something scary. And I want to assure the public at this point in time that this is my district and I’ve already driven around it; I’ve already looked at this,” Simpson said.

“This is a good site that would be able to provide opportunities to people. It’s not buried inside an existing historical neighborhood. It is walkable to job opportunities that could train people. We are not looking at the kind of situation where we could be seeing tent cities in Arvada… If we’re going to do this, Arvada, we’re going to do it right.”

Arvada City Council recognizes local philanthropist, extends gift card drive

As seen in the Arvada Press:

(Mayor) Williams commended Simpson and Smith for their role in heading up the fundraiser. “I want to commend both Lauren and Lisa for taking the bull by the horns on this issue and really showing how caring Arvada is and really led the entire metro area in terms of its recognition of the plight of our neighbors to the north, so thank you both for your tremendous work.”

Arvada rallies support for Marshall Fire victims

As seen in the Arvada Press:

Arvada councilor Lauren Simpson recalled the evening the fire was so close that pre-evacuation orders were issued as the skyline glowed red. “There was just sick feeling in the pit of my stomach,” she said. Simpson and fellow councilor Lisa Smith texted back and forth. By the time the pre-evacuation orders were lifted for Candelas and Leyden Rock that night, the duo was devising ways to help.

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