HD-13 In Summary

House District 13 will be a primary between two Democrats. And, without a Republican challenger in the race, the winner will be the new state representative come November.

Here are some quick facts about the race, the candidates, and the district.

  • HD-13 is located in West Boulder and stretches down south, encompassing Nederland, Ward, and Blackhawk, among others.
  • The candidates are Jim Rettew, who was previously with the Boulder Transportation Advisory Board, and Claire Levy, who has a background in law.
  • They are vying for Rep. Tom Plant’s old seat. Plant is term limited.

  • Levy won 71% of the vote at the Democratic assembly in Nederland, and Rettew was petitioned on the ballot.
  • According to most recent Secretary of State records, as of July 26th, Rettew has $1,601.29 in funds and Levy has $5,465.87.
  • The district has nearly double the amount of registered Democrats to registered Republicans, and unaffiliated registrations are slightly higher than registered Democrats.
  • Rettew has been endorsed by various public figures, including former Colorado Democratic Chair Chris Gates, Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle, and members of the Boulder City Council.

  • Levy has been endorsed by the Longmont Daily Times-Call, the Service Employees International Union, and other Boulder City Council members.
Erin Rosa was born in Spain and raised in Colorado Springs. She is a freelance writer currently living in Denver. Rosa's work has been featured in a variety of news outlets including the Huffington Post, Democracy Now!, and the Rocky Mountain Chronicle, an alternative-weekly in Northern Colorado where she worked as a columnist covering the state legislature. Rosa has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on lobbying and woman's health issues. She was also tapped with a rare honorable mention award by the Newspaper Guild-CWA's David S. Barr Award in 2008--only the second such honor conferred in its nine-year history--for her investigative series covering the federal government's Supermax prison in the state. Rosa covers the labor community, corrections, immigration and government transparency matters. She can be reached at erosa@www.coloradoindependent.com.