I Have Been Endorsed by the Colorado AFL-CIO!

The AFL-CIO has been fighting for workers and our middle class for much longer than I have been a legislator, so it is an incredible honor to be named their Democratic choice for Senate District 29!

The momentum in my campaign continues to build as we approach the June 28th Primary, and with your help—and the help of organizations like the AFL-CIO—I can continue to protect our endangered middle class in the State Senate just as I did in the House.

I believe, as does the AFL-CIO, that I am the best candidate to go up against the Republicans this fall and to fight for our Democratic values for the next four years in the Senate. If you’d like to join the Colorado AFL-CIO in supporting my campaign, Click HERE to sign up to volunteer, or you can make a donation by clicking the contribute button on this front page.

Meet and Greet

Wednesday, May 25 •  5pm – 7pm

The Home of Deborah Wallace • 2340 Oakland St.,  Aurora, CO 80010

Get the latest on my campaign for State Senate District 29


Town Hall – Thursday

Thursday, May 19 •  7pm – 8:30pm

Community College of Aurora – Rotunda • 16000 E. Centertech Pkwy., Aurora, CO 80011

We will be sharing our thoughts on the 2016 legislative session and what we plan on working on next session, join us, and have your voice heard!


Candidate Forum

Monday, May 16 •  7pm

Beacon Point Recreation Center •  26011 E. Orchard Dr. Aurora, CO 80016 (map)

Join us to hear from all the Democratic candidates in SD 29 and HD 56 and inform yourself!


Meet and Greet!

Saturday, May 14 •  10am – 12pm

Heritage Eagle Bend Clubhouse – Wyndom Room •  23155 E. Heritage Pkwy. Aurora, CO 80016 (map)

Get the latest from the Capitol and hear about the next phase of my State Senate campaign!


Town Hall Saturday

Saturday, May 7 •  10am – 12:30pm

Mission Viejo Library  •  15324 E Hampden Circle. Aurora, CO 80013


 Meet and Greet!

Saturday, April 30 •  10am – 12pm

Jubilee Roasting Co.  •  1452 Kenton St. Aurora, CO 80010, on Kenton just South of Colfax

Get the latest from the campaign trail and have your voice heard!


1st Monday Coffee

Monday, May 2nd •  7:15am -8:15am

Mimi’s Café  •  205 S. Abilene St. near I-225 & Alameda

Get the scoop on the latest State Capitol happenings!



Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs (left) and Frank McCurdy, President of the United Veterans Committee (right).


I am beyond humbled to have been given the Distinguished Legislator Award for a second time by the United Veterans Committee of Colorado! I would just like to thank all the veterans that have sacrificed so much for our country. It has been my pleasure to serve you as a State Rep. and I look forward to continuing to do so as a State Senator.


I am so incredibly proud to have been named this year’s Woman of the Year by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce!

State Rep. Su Ryden selected as

2016 Woman of the Year

by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce


State Representative Su Ryden, D-Aurora, has been chosen as the 2016 Woman of the Year by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce.  Rep. Ryden was recognized for her long-time dedication contributions to the business community and the community as a whole at The Chamber’s annual dinner this past Friday, March 25.

Kevin Hougen, President and CEO of The Chamber said, “Su has consistently advocated for small businesses in Aurora, both as a business owner and now as a legislator.  Several members nominated Su for passing the bill that resulted in the 2015 Report on the Comprehensive Military Value and Economic Impact of Department of Defense Activities in Colorado.”

When asked about the award, Rep. Ryden said, “It is a tremendous honor to have been selected as the Aurora Chamber’s Woman of the Year.  Since the economic crisis that started in 2008, I have supported numerous bills that have contributed to creating good, high paying jobs throughout Colorado.”

As a small business owner and consistent advocate for small businesses in Aurora, Rep. Ryden said she is particularly proud to have sponsored bills in 2013 and 2014 to ensure the continued operation and expansion of the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) throughout Colorado.  PTAC gives Colorado businesses free guidance and assistance in procuring federal, state and local government contracts.  Last year alone, PTAC served over 3,000 businesses that were successful bidders on over $350 million in contracts.

Rep. Ryden has also sponsored several bills to ensure the future viability of Buckley Air Force Base as a vital national security center and a major economic driver for Aurora. During the current legislative session, she is introducing bi-partisan major legislation for regulatory reform and procurement modernization, designed to level the playing field for small business.

Since being elected in 2008, Rep. Ryden has been selected by her colleagues to a number of leadership positions.  Currently, she serves as the Majority Whip in the State House.  She also chairs the State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee, is Vice-Chair of the Legislative Audit Committee, and serves on the Health Insurance & Environment and Health Exchange Oversight Committees. She has also been active in national legislative organizations, serving as State Director of Women in Government.

Rep. Ryden is term-limited this year and has announced that she is running for the Colorado State Senate to succeed Sen. Morgan Carroll.  In addition to her legislative work, she owns her own advertising and public relations firm, Ryden & Associates Integrated Marketing.

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