Democrat Sullivan challenges Tate for Senate District 27 seat
Author: Ernest Luning - February 23, 2016 - Updated: February 23, 2016
The father of an Aurora theater shooting victim launched his run Tuesday against state Sen. Jack Tate, R-Centennial, who was appointed to represent the heavily Republican Senate District 27 in December.
Democrat Tom Sullivan — a retired postal worker, Air Force veteran and member of the AFL-CIO Colorado executive board — has been a regular presence at the state Capitol, lobbying and testifying in favor of gun control legislation for more than three years since his son Alex was one of 12 killed by James Holmes at an Aurora movie theater in 2012.
“Through these experiences, I realized I had a voice, and it was being heard,” Sullivan said at his campaign launch at Silo Park in Greenwood Village. “I want to be a voice for economic freedom for middle class families in our community and make an impact on everyday people like us. It’s time we stand together to level the playing field for middle class Coloradans and create an economy that works for everyone, not just the very wealthy and well connected.”