STATEMENT FROM DAVID AARESTAD ON CONGRESSMAN COFFMAN DROPPING HIS DISCHARGE PETITION

After meeting with Republican Speaker Paul Ryan, Congressman Mike Coffman withdrew his discharge petition to force a vote on the BRIDGE Act, breaking his promise to support over 800,000 Dreamers anxiously awaiting a solution to President Trump’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Coffman challenger, David Aarestad made the following statement:
“Time and again Coffman grandstands to confront Democrats, but doesn’t have the drive to stand up to his own party.  He showed genuine leadership for a couple days.  It’s a shame he didn’t have the drive to see it through.  Our Dreamers, our community and our country deserve better,” stated Aarestad.
David Aarestad grew up in Arapahoe County and is a proud product of Cherry Creek Public Schools. He still resides in the district, living in Aurora, Colorado with his wife Karen and their two children Sofia and Brynn.
Election Day is November 6, 2018.

Why I’m Running for Congress

Hearing Congressman Coffman pledge to replace Obamacare with Trumpcare has inspired me to run for Congress.

When my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, my son was five months old and my daughter was two years old. We did not know what the next few months would bring.  If I lost my job, how long could I afford COBRA? My wife would be either in cancer treatment or a cancer survivor, any lapse in coverage and what would we have? My daughter has Down Syndrome, what would happen to her?

My story is not unique. Many many other families in this state have also fought cancer and juggled the challenges of raising great children while needing two incomes to pay the bills. Obamacare expanded necessary care to tens of thousands of families like mine in our district who need support to keep their kids, parents and spouses alive.

Congressman Coffman has voted with Trump 93% percent of the time, and supported Trumpcare —  the only member of Congress from Colorado to do so from either party. TrumpCare would have devastated struggling families like mine.

I am a candidate for Congress because families from this district NEED a representative who understands their struggles and works toward solutions to the problems they face. My family lives those struggles every day, so I ask for your vote and your support so that I can work to help support the hard working families of Colorado’s 6th Congressional District.

News Coverage

Aurora Sentinel: Democrat Aurora lawyer David Aarestad jumps into race to take on Congressman Coffman in 2018

The Colorado Statesman: Mike Coffman draws second Democratic challenger as Aurora attorney David Aarestad announces run

Denver Post: Aurora Democrat David Aarestad joins race to unseat Mike Coffman

David Has Deep Roots in Colorado CD-6

David grew up in unincorporated Arapahoe County, is a product of Cherry Creek Schools, and is raising his family here, as well. About David Aarestad»

Contact David With your questions or concerns

Families NEED a Representative who understands their struggles and who will find solutions to the problems they face. I can be their voice because I live those challenges everyday. Please do not hesitate to email or call me. Contact David»

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