Meet the Candidates: Commerce City 2021

Lucy Molina for Ward 1

Lucy Molina is the daughter of community organizers and activists with a long family history of working with the Labor Party. Lucy is a working mom who knows first-hand the real issues that are facing Commerce City residents everyday. She has lived in Colorado since her parents moved here when she was a year old. Lucy knows what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck and to have to make difficult decisions like deciding whether to pay the bills or feed your family. She is running for Commerce City Council so that voices like hers and that of her neighbors can be heard. Lucy is running to hold corporate polluters accountable and to put people and planet first because she breathes the air in her own community and knows our families deserve clean air and water. She is fighting for a city where all families can feel safe, ensuring working families can thrive right where they live. 

Read Lucy’s candidate questionnaire here

Renée Millard-Chacon for Ward 3

Renée Millard-Chacon is a writer, educator, Danzante Azteca, Xicana activist, and mother of two sons. As an indigenous woman of Dine/Azteca descent, her family has long ties to the land upon which Colorado sits. Renee is running to continue to be a voice for the people and fight for future generations. She is fighting for clean air and water because she understands her neighbors’ basic human right to clean air and water. Renee is ready to lead in transformative education, and supporting diverse leaders. She is fighting to hold communities as the priority for structural development in society with health, safety, and restorative justice.

Read Renée’s candidate questionnaire here

Kristi Douglas for At Large

Kristi Douglas is a longtime Colorado resident where she has raised her family and spent years fighting on the forefront against toxic corporate polluters in the Commerce City community. Kristi knows that the residents of Commerce City have been sacrificed in support of corporate interests. Kristi is running to be a small business champion, for racial and economic equity, and for a new green energy economy. She plans to fight corporate polluters’ violation of Commerce City residents’ rights to health, safety, and welfare. Kristi vows to listen to Commerce City residents and address their problems head on. She will implement policies and programs that prioritize small community owned and operated business over corporations and will protect people from further predatory practices implemented by large corporations by standing with unions.

Read Kristi’s candidate questionnaire here

Shenika Carter for At Large

Shenika Carter is a community leader running to ensure transparency, ethics, and community-oriented accountability. Shenika is a longtime advocate for working people and seeks to continue that work on the Commerce City Council. As a small business owner she knows first hand the importance of paying workers a living wage. She is running to fight for funding of critical public services, protecting public schools, and to be a voice for working people. Shenika is fighting dismantling systems of oppression and systematic racism as well as advancing racial equity and human rights through public policy and advocacy. Shenika wants to see a Commerce City that is safe and affordable for all.

Read Shenika’s candidate questionnaire here