Tammy Story – State Senator Colorado

Colorado Democrats Jefferson County Liberal State Senator

Tammy Story and Her Family

In 1987, Tammy Story and her husband, Mike, and she moved to Colorado and settled in the foothills community of Conifer. Since then, Tammy and her family have raised two wonderful children, become committed to improving their community, and fall in love with Colorado’s beautiful outdoors.

Growing Up Being Tammy Story

Tammy grew up in a military family, which meant nearly annual moves until she was 10 years old. Moving so frequently and growing up with three brothers taught her to be adventurous, flexible, and independent. Once Tammy graduated from college, she went on to work as a speech pathologist and then a cabinet-maker.

Tammy Traveled A lot as a Child

Throughout her many moves and new homes, she had always appreciated the outdoors, but our move to Colorado really opened her eyes. Over their many wonderful years in this beautiful state, they have embraced skiing, cycling, hiking, camping and paddling rivers and lakes. What is not to love about the great outdoors in Colorado?

Since 1987, Tammy and her family have made the foothills their true home. Mike and Tammy were proud to send their two children, Laurel and Sean, to Jeffco Schools, where they received a stellar education. I am so grateful to the many talented and caring teachers of Jeffco schools who laid such a formidable foundation for her children’s current success.

While their children were in school, she became more and more involved in advocating for effective public education, especially focused on Jefferson County Public Schools. For 18 years she has taken on an advisory role to school administrators and school boards. For four years, she was a member and leader with the Jeffco Associations Legislative Forum, which is dedicated to discussions concerning education legislation with various stakeholders. Through this process Tammy has learned from so many parents, students, teachers and administrators about how to make real improvements in our schools.

In 2015, Senator Story took on the role of Mountain Area Lead in the Jeffco Schools recall campaign of three school board members. It was a landslide success, with bipartisan support. This grassroots effort was a demonstration of what a motivated and informed community can do when they unite behind the shared value of strong and effective public education.

Tammy’s commitment to community advocacy was sparked by her passion for the great outdoors, shaped by my appreciation for exceptional public education, and honed by recognizing the value of mentorship for career professionals.

Tammy Story’s Endorsements:

Individual Endorsements 

Governor John Hickenlooper
President Barack Obama
Vice President Joe Biden
U.S. Senator Michael Bennet
U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter
U.S. Representative Jared Polis
U.S. Representative Diana DeGette
Honorable Mark Udall
Honorable Bernie Buescher
State Board of Education member Jane Goff
State Board of Education member Angelika Schroeder
State Board of Education member Val Flores
Senate Minority Leader Lucia Guzman
Senator Irene Aguilar
Senator Lois Court
Senator Steve Fenberg
Senator Rhonda Fields
Senator Cheri Jahn
Senator Matt Jones
Senator Daniel Kagan
Senator John Kefalas
Senator Andy Kerr
Senator Mike Merrifield
Senator Dominick Moreno
Senator Nancy Todd
Honorable Betty Boyd
Honorable Mike Feeley
Honorable Joan Fitz-Gerald
Honorable Deanna Hanna
Honorable Rollie Heath
Honorable Evie Hudak
Honorable Jeanne Nicholson
Honorable Sue Windels
Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran
House Majority Leader KC Becker
Representative Jeni Arndt
Representative Jessie Danielson
Representative Mike Foote
Representative Alec Garnett
Representative Matt Gray
Representative Chris Hansen
Representative Edie Hooton
Representative Chris Kennedy
Representative Tracy Kraft-Tharp
Representative Susan Lontine
Representative Dan Pabon
Representative Jonathan Singer
Representative Mike Weissman
Representative Dave Young
Honorable Sue Schafer
Honorable Max Tyler
Boulder County Commissioner Deb Gardner
Boulder County Commissioner Elise Jones
Gilpin County Commissioner Ron Engels
Gilpin County Commissioner Linda Isenhart
Gilpin County Commissioner Gail Watson

Jefferson County Commissioner Casey Tighe
Mayor of Golden Marjorie Sloan
Mayor of Superior Clint Folsom
Mayor of Edgewater Kris Teegardin
Former Mayor of Arvada Ken Fellman
Former Mayor of Golden Jacob Smith
Golden City Councilor Laura Weinberg
Superior Trustee Mark Lacis
Boulder Valley Schools Board Vice-President Jennie Belval
Boulder Valley Schools Board member Kitty Sargent
Former Jeffco Schools Board President Lesley Dahlkemper
Former Jeffco Schools Board Secretary Jill Fellman
Former Jeffco Schools Board President Sue Marinelli
Former Jeffco Schools Board member Jon DeStefano
Former Boulder Valley Schools Board President Laurie Albright
Former Jeffco Schools Superintendent Dr. Cindy Stevenson

Organizational Endorsements

American Federation of Teachers Colorado (AFT)
Boulder Valley Education Association (BVEA)
Colorado BlueFlower Fund
Colorado Coalition for Retirement Security
Colorado Education Association (CEA)
Colorado Nurses Association
Colorado WINS
Communications Workers of America CO/WY State(s) Council
Conservation Colorado
Emily’s List
Indivisible Evergreen
Jeffco Education Association (JCEA)
Jeffco Education Support Professionals Association (JESPA)
One Colorado
Pipefitters Local #208
Planned Parenthood of the Rockies
Plumbers Local #3
Poudre Education Association (PEA)
Rachel’s Action Network
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
Sierra Club Colorado
Sister District Project
St. Vrain Education Association (SVEA)
Support Jeffco Kids (SJK)

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