Brings a Track Record of Service & Community Roots to HD 6 Race 

Friday, January 3 – Dan Himelspach, a husband, father, small business owner and community advocate has announced his bid for Colorado State House, District 6. It is an open-seat in Central and East Denver currently held by Rep. Chris Hansen.

“I am not a politician looking to climb the political ladder. I am running for office to give back to our community which has been so good to me since moving here over 45 years ago,” said Himelspach. He led, “Our district needs a community leader who has the life experience and skill sets to get things done and move meaningful policy forward. That’s why I am running.”

Himelspach and his wife, Former Judge Leslie Lawson have been married for 35 years and have two adopted children together – Mariah (27) and Jonathan (26). With hard work and some luck, Himelspach was able to pay his way through college by working and joining the Army Reserves. Growing up on a ranch in Montana, he obtained a degree in Chemistry at the South Dakota School of Mines.

After the army, he received his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law with the help of the GI Bill and takes pride in being an example of how public institutions can create opportunities for hardworking families. After 14 years as a traditional lawyer, Himelspach reinvented his career and became a mediation attorney. This included learning how to listen and implement creative thinking to help bring value to all parties in negotiations. Additionally, he started a family owned business that sells innovative products to brain researchers all over the world.

“Dan listens. I am excited that I’ll have the opportunity to vote for someone with his skill set and life experiences in this race. He will bring people together and fight to pass meaningful legislation for those of us in House District 6 and throughout Colorado,” said Wendy Handler,

With over 45 years spent living in Central and East Denver, and through his community service as a District Governor for Rotary, Himelspach has deep support in the community against his lesser known competitors.

“Public service is about helping people, not climbing the political ladder. Dan understands that. We will be very fortunate in having him serve us in the Colorado State House,” said Former Denver City Councilwoman Kathy Murcdoch.

“We are going to win this race from the bottom up. Over the coming days and weeks our campaign will be hard at work knocking doors, talking to voters, and sharing our pragmatic vision and message with the people of East and Central Denver,” said Himelspach.

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