Proven Leadership

Claire has over 25 years experience serving the people of Boulder and Colorado as a volunteer, as a legislator, a policy advocate and as a community activist.

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Meet Claire At These Events

Here’s what is coming up:

September 30 5:30 virtual town hall on mental health treatment.

October 2 11:00 to noon virtual candidate forum for Balfour Senior Living Center residents.

October 5 5:30 – 6:30 virtual town hall on criminal justice reform.  Join us on zoom using this link.

October 12 6:30 – 7:30 virtual candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters.  Contact the League for information about access and participation.  Check back for a link to the recording

October 13  5:00 – 6:00 virtual town hall on clean energy transportation options.  Click here to join.

October 13 7:00 – 8:00 pm candidate forum sponsored by Niwot Community Association.

October 18 5:00 – 6:00 virtual town hall on affordable housing.  Click here to join.

October 22 5:30 – 6:30 virtual town hall on renewable energy and energy efficiency.  Click here to register and join.

October 27 5:30 – 6:30 final virtual town hall with open-ended Q & A with Claire.

Check back here for Zoom links and details on Claire’s virtual town hall meetings.

To schedule an outdoor neighborhood coffee or virtual meeting contact Claire’s campaign at [email protected]

Why I’m Running

Boulder County is a beautiful place to live. We have mountains, pastures, roaring creeks and an extensive network of bike paths and hiking trails. But despite these riches, we can do better. We need to do a better job at making it possible for all kinds of people to live here. The cost of owning or renting a home is beyond reach of too many, and over 50,000 families are spending more than half their income just to have a roof over their heads. More than a quarter of the population cannot make ends meet, despite working. The gap between the income of Boulder County’s white population and income of people of color is unconscionable. And congested roads threaten the economic prosperity that has helped provide the rich amenities we all enjoy.

I am running for County Commissioner to work on three main issues:

  • Increase access to affordable housing by implementing the Boulder County Regional Housing Partnership.
  • Advance renewable energy, energy efficiency and access to non-carbon based transportation options.
  • Make Boulder County a more welcoming place for people of color and other under-represented and marginalized people.

But that’s not all!

Boulder County has thousands of acres of farmland, but farmers increasingly struggle to continue producing food.

The county is responsible for delivering social services but too many people are not getting the services they need.

Our county is increasingly multi-ethnic and multi-racial, yet people of color report feeling invisible.

As a Boulder County Commissioner, I will work tirelessly on issues across the spectrum so that all sectors of our economy thrive and all of Boulder County’s residents feel valued and included in their community.

What people are saying about Claire

Check out my full list of endorsements

  • Claire’s careful, reasoned, compassionate, thorough, effective and energetic pursuit of government action in the broad public interest has been impressive to me for many years. We are very lucky to have such a skillful public servant….who wants to keep on doing it! She inspires us all to follow her in Lincoln’s pursuit of “government of the people, by the people, for the people”. Thank you Claire!

    - David Adamson
  • Claire has dedicated her life to public service, and she’s been fantastic at it!  We will be well served by her as a Boulder County Commissioner.

    - Jane Greenfield
  • Having worked with Claire for nearly five years, I was impressed with how she built relationships with communities and leaders, inspired staff to do their best work, acted decisively on “big decisions,” shared the organization’s success with others, and took responsibility (and sought “lessons learned”) when our endeavors occasionally fell short of their goals. I greatly appreciated Claire’s intelligence, open-mindedness, humor and humility. The residents of Boulder County are fortunate to have someone with her dedication to public service running for the Board of County Commissioners.

    - Bob Mook
  • Thank you for your sincere commitment to public service and environmental quality.

    - Kimberly Gibbs
  • Claire has worked hard for all the members of our community and has been willing to give of her time & expertise for almost any worthwhile endeavor.  I support her for Boulder County Commissioner in 2020.

    - Patricia Feeser
  • A number of years ago, as a citizen volunteer, Claire played a key role in convincing the Jefferson County Commissioners to deny the rezoning of Eldorado Mountain to allow large towers and create an antenna consolidation site. Claire was a strong supporter of our community and helped protect the Flatirons view-shed. I thank Claire for her dedicated work on this issue and strongly endorse her for Boulder County Commissioner.

    - Eric Johnson
  • Claire’s clear policy work has benefits to Boulder County community & beyond. Let her work continue to improve lives. Vote LEVY for County Commissioner!!

    - Denny McClosky
  • Claire Levy is smart, hardworking, kind – everything a county commissioner should be. She thinks through issues to avoid unintended consequences.

    - Cathy Hazouri
  • It is an honor to support Claire’s candidacy for Boulder County Commissioner. I’ve followed Claire’s positions while she was at the state legislature and then taking over as the ED of a non-profit that helps in the development of policy and I agree with many of them. I think that she will be a greater addition and a guiding star for equity and early learning opportunities for communities of color.  Claire’s positions on affordable housing and her understanding of the gaps and challenges is what we need in the county. Count on me!

    - Richard Garcia, Boulder Valley School Board
  • I have known Claire as a true leader since her days at the Boulder County Housing Authority. As I stepped into ADU advocacy a few years back, it became abundantly clear that the link between great leadership and the opportunities for making a great and vital community are inextricable. We need strong intelligent leaders with a vision to keep our community evolving. Claire has my vote.

    - ML Robles
  • I have worked with Claire for many years to ensure all Coloradans have access to health and human services with dignity and respect. She is a visionary and thoughtful leader. Let’s do this, Claire, for a better Boulder County!

    - Jennifer Banyan
  • Claire is exceptionally well qualified to become a County Commissioner. Her experience, her passion, her intelligence, her integrity make her the ideal candidate.

    - Bob Morehouse
  • I’ve known Claire for over 30 years, and in that time, I have always been impressed by her vision for our common future, and by her perspective on how local governments can promote the interests of their citizens.

    - Larry Hoyt, former Boulder County Attorney

Claire has over 25 years experience serving the people of Boulder and Colorado as a volunteer, as a legislator, a policy advocate and as a community activist.

Here are the community leaders who support my campaign. Click here to join the list. Suzie Ageton, former Boulder City Councilmember Laurie Albright, former Boulder…

Claire is a mom to two daughters, a gardener, a cook, a skier, a hiker, a cyclist, a lawyer, a greyhound lover and a proud member of the Boulder community.

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