On Friday, the DCCC promoted the Schwartz campaign from “Emerging Race” status to the top status level of “Red-to-Blue.” This designation demonstrates that Gail Schwartz is running a strong campaign and is in excellent position to unseat the incumbent this November.
“This terrific news adds to our momentum in working to unseat Congressman Tipton. We will win this seat by continuing to connect with Coloradans who support my approach to public service, which is putting community interests before special interests and partisanship,” said Gail Schwartz, Democratic candidate for the 3rd Congressional District.
DCCC Chairman, Ben Ray Lujan, in promoting Schwartz to the Red-to-Blue program said, “Gail Schwartz has a proven record of independent leadership and delivering for rural communities across Western and Southern Colorado. Her commitment to creating good paying jobs, protecting our natural resources, and keeping Americans safe will make her an excellent representative for Colorado’s 3rd District.”
Gail has run, and won, three challenging races for public office, twice beating incumbents. In 2000, Gail was elected to the University of Colorado Board of Regents from the 36 counties of the 3rd Congressional District, where she served for six years, including two years as Vice Chair. In 2006, Gail was elected to the Colorado State Senate from Senate District 5 in Western and Southern Colorado, and was re-elected to a second four-year term in 2010. Gail graduated from the University of Colorado School of Business in 1971 and moved to Aspen, where she started a family, was a partner in an industry-leading firm designing ski areas in the US and Canada, and developed some of the first affordable housing in the Roaring Fork Valley.