Application for Congressional Commission for Heather Kistler Kinz

Contact Information

Full Name

Heather Kistler Kinz

Other Names
Heather Kay Kistler

Eligible for commission

eligible

Party Affiliation

Democrat

Occupation

Chaplain at St. Anthony North Health Campus, Centura

Educational Background

Working toward Board Certification for chaplaincy Master of Systematic Theology, Union Theological Seminary New York 2014 Bachelor of Arts, Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma WA 2008

Zip Code

80003

Congressional District
7

Background

Past Political Activity

I believe I have voted in every election since I was 18. This year I have donated to the campaigns for Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, ACTBlue, NARAL ProChoice, Minnesota Defense Fund

List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

Mom's Demand Action

Organization and Advocacy Experience

I've attended town halls; participated in Mom's Demand Action with both the Boulder and the Westminster group; canvassed for Jason Crow in 2018, and I worked as an election worker for Adam's County in 2020

Statement

I'm working part time now while my son cannot attend school during the pandemic. I love being involved in my community, and this seems like a way to do so. I'm a 4th generation Coloradan and want to do everything I can to guarantee equal access to power and engagement across the state.

Statement on Working with Consensus

I am a justice oriented woman who is unafraid to speak up when I feel things are not right. I'm a Humanist chaplain, and my gift is listening to the the emotions behind words and letting people feel heard while engaging. My job often requires my skills mediating difficult end of life discussions and helping patients and families come to the best decisions for them, without my opinion coming up at all.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

I'm a listener and connector. I can build relationships with others based on respect, whether we are similar or not. I'm very rational, I have a memory, and I pay attention to multiple views before making decisions.

Demographics

Racial categories the applicant identifies with:
Caucasian
Applicant identifies with the following gender

female