|For Immediate Release: Nov. 3, 2021|
|LAKEWOOD, CO–With 3,040 votes, making up over 60% of returned votes, Sophia Mayott-Guerrero was elected to represent Ward 2 on Lakewood City Council in Colorado’s 2021 coordinated election.|
“I am honored to serve as the next Ward 2 representative on Lakewood City Council,” said Mayott-Guerrero, an experienced policy advocate and first-time candidate, in response to the win. “This was a people-powered campaign, and I truly believe that made all the difference. Knocking on 10,000 doors allowed us to talk with voters across the district, and I heard a lot of shared values around sustainability and inclusivity. Community is at the top of residents’ minds, and there is a desire for compassionate solutions. I will prioritize putting our community first as your next city councilor.”
Speaking on the election of fellow progressive candidates, Jeslin Shahrezaei (Ward 1), Rebekah Stewart (Ward 3), and Wendi Strom (Ward 5), to Lakewood City Council, Mayott-Guerrero said, “The victories of these candidates set a clear path forward for the future leadership of Lakewood—representation matters, and voters obviously want to see a more forward-thinking, inclusive city council.”
Mayott-Guerrero already has plans for her first term in office. In addition to investments in infrastructure and the revitalization of the West Colfax corridor, she hopes to utilize coronavirus recovery funds to ensure Lakewood’s businesses and residents are included in Colorado’s economic recovery. “Guided by my experience in progressive policy, I will push for solutions that combat the impacts of climate change and help Jefferson County become a leader on sustainability,” said Mayott-Guerrero. “I promise to elevate the concerns of our community and fight for the needs of all residents. I can’t wait to get to work.”
Learn more about Sophia Mayott-Guerrero’s experience and her plans for Lakewood City Council on SophiaForColorado.com.