Photos from my mix n’ mingle event on April 13

Elevated Insights is a full-service market research business on Tejon. I want to thank them for hosting my event!

Tony speaks at Elevated Insights
Tony speaks at Elevated Insights
Tony with Liz Hershberger at Elevated Insights
Tony with Liz Hershberger at Elevated Insights
Tony and Chuck Murphy at Elevated Insights
Tony and Chuck Murphy at Elevated Insights
Tony with Mr. and Mrs. Murphy at Elevated Insights
Tony with Mr. and Mrs. Murphy at Elevated Insights

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Photos from my campaign kickoff

Signing in
Signing in the guests at campaign kickoff 2015
Dinner is served
Dinner is served–campaign kickoff 2015
2015 Campaign kickoff
2015 Campaign kickoff
Campaign kickoff 2015
Campaign kickoff 2015
Judi Ingelido
With Judi Ingelido–campaign kickoff 2015
Tony Exum Jr.
Tony Exum Jr.–campaign kickoff 2015
Tony Exum Jr.
Tony Exum Jr.–campaign kickoff 2015
National anthem
National anthem–campaign kickoff 2015
Kathleen Ricker
Kathleen Ricker–campaign kickoff 2015
Claire Garcia
Claire Garcia introduces Tony–campaign kickoff 2015
Tony Exum Sr.
Tony speaking at campaign kickoff 2015
Poll Tax receipt
Tony shows a copy of a poll tax receipt given to him by a constituent–campaign kickoff 2015
Reps. Duran and Williams
Reps. Crisanta Duran and Angela Williams–campaign kickoff 2015
Tony Sr. with Tony Jr.
Tony Sr. and Tony Jr.–campaign kickoff 2015
Tony and supporters
Left to right: Claire Garcia, Rep. Angela Williams, Tony, Rep. Crisanta Duran andRep. Dominc Moreno–campaign kickoff 2015
Mr. G
Mr. G. and Tony–campaign kickoff 2015
Rolf Jacobson
Rolf Jacobson and Tony–campaign kickoff 2015
Tony and supporters
Left to right: Rep. Angela Williams, Tony, Rep. Crisanta Duran, Rep Dominic Moreno–campaign kickoff 2015

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There are a few additional photos in the Photos section of my website.

I want to say thanks to the hosts for my kickoff:

  • Representative Pete Lee
  • Senator Micheal Merrifield
  • Representative Angela Williams
  • Representative Rhonda Fields
  • Representative Crisanta Duran
  • Representative Dicky Lee Hullinghorst
  • Representative Jovan Melton
  • Representative Janet Buckner
  • Representative Dominic Moreno
  • Representative Jessie Danielson
  • Rosemary Harris-Lytle
  • James Howald and Jackie Burhans
  • Christy Le Lait
  • Chuck Murphy
  • Pastor Emeritus James McMearn
  • Honorable Dennis Apuan
  • Mike Maday
  • Joe Morgan
  • Wayne and Tracey Wright

 

 

 

Thrive Colorado Springs promotes entrepreneurship in southeast Colorado Springs

thrive
Thrive Colorado Springs encourages people who live in southeast Colorado Springs to launch businesses in their community.  Participants who complete the class and win a Shark Tank like competition will receive seed money to start their business. The project collaborates with Colorado Lending Source to provide the training.

To apply, or to find out more about the the project, go to www.thrivecoloradosprings.com. The project’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thrivecoloradosprings  has links to articles and resources for small businesses.

Thrive Colorado Springs is doing a great job of energizing the business community in southeast Colorado Springs. Please join me in supporting them.

–Tony

“Young black women and young black men are not disposable”

On July 24th I addressed those assembled for the Sandra Bland Vigil in Acacia Park.  I made the point that there is a double standard in the justice system, and that many times blacks, latinos and hispanics are presumed guilty before the trial begins.

–Tony

 

I’m running to represent House District 17 again in 2016

On Thursday, June 4th, I filed paperwork to run for House District 17 in southeastern Colorado Springs.

I am running for State Representative to continue working for the people of Colorado Springs–to help grow the economy and expand opportunities for all Coloradans, and to ensure that every Colorado kid has access to a world-class education and the tools to succeed in their future career.

A retired Battalion Chief from the Colorado Springs Fire Department, I spent over thirty-five years making our community safer,  As a father and grandfather, I know what it means for our children to get a good education.  Whether it is fighting fires, bringing different people together to solve problems, officiating high school and college basketball and softball, or training the next generation of firefighters to follow in a tradition of public service, I have put our community first for decades.

I learned from my service to the people of Colorado Springs that it takes hard work, a caring heart and tenacity to be the change you want to see in the world.  I am asking the citizens of this community: “Do you care enough?”  I am rallying like-minded individuals and businesses to come together in continuing conversations on what is needed and how we can make southeastern Colorado Springs a better place to live,work and raise a family.

I am proud of my record serving the community over the last 37 years–as a Colorado Springs firefighter and Battalion Chief, and as a former state representative.  During my time in office, I fought to help create good jobs in our community, to boost investments in our local schools, and to provide “breakfast after the bell” to ensure that kids are prepared to learn and don’t start off the school day on an empty stomach.

I look forward to continuing conversations with my community over the next two years, and I hope to have the honor of representing the people of southeastern Colorado Springs once again as State Representative for House District 17.

Sincerely,

Tony Exum Sr.