Who I am

My name is Mary Parker and I’m running for State Representative from House District 22.  Thank you for visiting my website!

My husband and I have been small business owners since 1996 so I know the challenges that come with getting a start-up off the ground. In addition, I worked as a Systems Engineer at Hewlett-Packard for 20 years and experienced the massive layoffs that occur when big corporations merge.  My background gives me good insight into the difficult decisions that must be made to protect workers without unnecessarily burdening employers.

For the past 13 years I have been a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for neglected and abused children in Jefferson County.  As a certified parent educator, I taught hundreds of parenting classes to helicopter parents, tiger moms, and parents trying to regain custody of their children.  I’ve also worked with truants and teenagers aging out of the foster care system.  The driving passion of my life is supporting families and children.

As a gun owner, I believe our rights come with responsibilities.  I am a member of Gifford’s Colorado Gun Owners for Safety and I support common sense laws that keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people and children. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic it is more important than ever to focus on public health and economic safety.  We need to use the exceptional resources and expertise that is available in our country to get through these challenging times.  As your representative I will work to help Coloradans get back to “normal” as soon as possible.

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