Tracy L Crespin
Stay at home mom
Metro State University-BA
I donated money money to Eric Montoya who ran for Mayor of Thornton
I am on the PTA at my children's school. I have been a part of fighting to improve the Thornton Shopping Center. I have helped political candidates in my area run for mayor and city council.
I have worked with many organizations to help Latinos fight for their rights to vote. I have worked to help build trust between the police and the Thornton community by being a part of the hiring of our new Chef of Police. I have worked with different churches and nonprofits to help feed the homeless.
My community is what I live and fight for. Our power in changing things is our ability to vote. I want to be a part of a commission that fights to make voting fair and accessible to all.
Make sure people feel heard and understood. People most often get frustrated when the feel misunderstood or ignored. Taking time to understand someone else's point of view can make a huge difference's in how they respond to other people.
When I was running for city council I knocked on the door of a man who was a hard core republican. He told me he would never vote for me because I was to liberal. I asked if he would still be willing to talk to me about his ideas for our community. I sat and listened to him and repeated back what I had heard him tell me. I explained my views and said we both care about our community. I think we if stop arguing and start listing we can find a path that we can walk down together. Not only did the man vote for me but he learned how to look at some issues with a different view. Listening is a huge key to helping people understand each other. I will come to the table with open ears and an open mind.