Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I made this release to the media last Friday. Notice that I'm inviting supporters to walk with me from 960 Grant Street to the meeting tomorrow. Can you join us?

Here's the release:

May 16, 2009

Contact: John Wren, (303)861-1447

Wren asks for the support of the Senate District 31 vacancy committee, of which he is a member.

Denver__ Long time community activist John Wren announced today that he is a candidate for the Senate District 31 seat to fill the vacancy created when Jennifer Veiga resigned. Wren is a Democrat and one of the 186 members of the SD31 Vacancy Committee that will meet Wednesday night to make the selection. Wren lives at 960 Grant Street (Denver 80203) in the Colburn Apartments, and may be contacted on (303)861-1447 or John@JohnWren.com.

“I decided to jump into the race at the last minute when no candidate addressed the issues that I think are most important to bringing about real change. I’m the grassroots recovery candidate. The issues that I’ll be addressing in this campaign will be: 1) Strengthening our wonderful Colorado Caucus for nominating local candidates to the primary ballot; 2) Adopting the Arizona system for the public financing of elections while preserving 1st Amendment rights as advocated by You Street www.YouStreet.org; 3) Forming a non-profit organization to advocate for mass-transit from Denver into the mountains, starting with the restoration of the Ski Train; 4) Promotion of the principals of recovery, being part of the solution and giving back to the communities we live in.

“I pledge to be an active voice for these issues, a servant to the residents of my district, and that I will follow the decisions of the Democratic caucus in the Colorado Senate and to stand for reelection in 2010 Democratic caucus-assembly.”

Wren will be at the Denver Speakers Corner tomorrow (May 17), 4 p.m., Civic Center Park North Pavilion on Colfax. http://cocacop.meetup.com/2 He will be discussing the issues and answering questions on the CO SD31 Facebook Group http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=213226390160&ref=ts

Supporters are invited to walk with Wren from 960 Grant Street to Morey Middle School where the vacancy committee will meet next Wednesday, May 20. The walk will start at 5:30 p.m.

John Wren www.JohnWren.com is a business consultant and adult educator. Previously he was Assistant-to-the-President of Outdoor Sports, Director of Marketing for the Denver Symphony, a Business Analysis for the George S. May Company and Sales Manager for Sentinel Newspapers. He was one of the founders of Save the Caucus, which defeated Amendment 29 in 2004. He attended Cornell College and the University of Denver (BA ’69, MBA ’79) where he was President of the Graduate Student Association. He has also served President of the Denver City Club, the Rocky Mountain Direct Marketing Association, and the Denver South Optimists Club. He is on the Board of the Denver Lion’s Club. He started the IDEA Café startup workshop in 1994, the first Franklin Circle in Denver in 1996, and the first Socrates Cafe in Denver in 2002. He is a Democratic Precinct Committee Person, and was elected the Finance Chair of House District 5B. He is board member of the Colorado Chapter, Democrats for Life of America.

He is the father of 4 grow children, and grandfather of 4. He is engaged to be married to his high school sweet-heart Mary Clement who is an active Democrat in Arapahoe County, they both graduated from Denver’s Thomas Jefferson High School in 1965.

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