Candidate Name: Kyra Storojev
What office are you running for?
Colorado State House of Representative District 44
With which party are you running for office?
November 3, 2020
Why are you running for office?
I’m a mother, a wife, authored a self help book called creating life contracts, worked in DC for educational nonprofits, empowered women by creating women’s circle throughout the USA, was managing editor of MOM magazine, worked tirelessly on community projects, and so much more. And I feel we have no time to lose, the earth needs us to step forward and take action. It needs us to be united in a common good for all to live in this world peacefully and sustainably. I’ve known what it’s like to ask for food stamps and get help with utility bills with three little kids when my husband’s work ended, I’ve seen my mother suffer when social security wasn’t enough to cover her bills, and have friends who are asking for money to help with medical bills because healthcare costs are out of control. Am I worried about the future? Yes. Am I going to sit down and wait to see what happens? No. I’ve decided to take a step forward and run for office and do whatever I can to help.
What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?
Mental health issues for the youth as we have one of the highest rates of suicide and the highest rate of gun violence in schools in the country here. I propose strict adherence to ERPO law that goes into effect January 2020, mental health counselors available at all schools, and increase of art/PE/music in all schools (currently there are very loose hour requirements and many public schools only have those classes for one week every four weeks).
How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?
Work toward Common Sense for the Common Good, be able to cross party lines in the name of ensuring we have clean air, clean water, affordable housing and healthcare and mental health.
Who is your hero?
The heroes are those who inspire me, that is my husband and children who provide me with motivation to keep running a campaign everyday seeing that I’m working for them and for the future.
What are your hobbies?
Reading/book club, playing games with my kids, going on walks, cooking, making jewelry, watercolor painting, playing the piano, volunteering at church and my kids’ schools, dancing and hanging out with friends.
What is the most recent book you read?
“City of Girls” by Elizabeth Gilbert, a story about three young women during WW2 working in a dressmakers shop as seamstresses by day and by night working for underground for the resistance in Paris. Based on true stories.
Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?
I have three children ages 12, 18 and 20 (one in middle school, second in high school and the eldest in college); an amazing, loving dog Bodhi who is part Rhodesian Ridgeback and Labrador and a sweet cat named Wiley who loves to cuddle.
How can our readers get involved in your campaign?
Spread my tweets by sharing, liking them. I’d like to get a big readership. If readers are local they can volunteer by going door to door when election gets closer, making phone calls and/or donating to the campaign.
What question do you wish we’d asked, and what is your answer?
What issues are you passionate about?
Sustainable environment, mental health, access to affordable healthcare and good education.
Post created from answers submitted by candidate to our Meet the Candidate survey.
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