I am honored to have earned the trust and confidence of people and organizations on both sides of the aisle. It is time for a leader who can bridge the divide.
We will work together to solve problems in House District 17, OUR community – made up of you and me, your family and my family. I serve and listen to ALL citizens regardless of their party. Please vote for me this November 8, 2022.
The Housing & Building Association (HBA) supports Rachel Stovall for Colorado House District 17 because she understand the opportunity to make important changes that will increase supply to meet the current and future demands for housing created by population growth. Members of the Colorado Springs HBA are advocates for future homeowners. The association works with all levels of government to achieve its mission of providing safe and attainable homes. Affordably priced housing is critical to our community’s economic health.
The editorial board at the Colorado Springs Gazette has wholeheartedly endorsed Rachel Stovall for Colorado House District 17. The editors wrote: "This is a Democratic-leaning district, but we can think of no better person to represent southeast Colorado Springs than Rachel Stovall. A businesswoman, musician, widow and mother, this leader in our city's Black community - holding no official office - has done more to help individuals, families and neighborhoods than most elected officials combined. She is a mostly nonpartisan pragmatic problem solver with endless energy and a heart of gold. Potential public servants of this high quality seldom come along. - Colorado Springs Gazette Editorial Board 10.16.2022
The Log Cabin Republicans of Colorado, the nation's largest organization representing LGBTQ conservatives and allies, say they'll vote for Rachel Stovall for House District 17. For more than 40 years, Log Cabin Republicans have promoted the fight for equality through state and local chapters and political action committees.
Dogs and cats were wagging their tails today at the no-kill animal shelter Max Fund after the organization and four others endorsed Rachel Stovall for Colorado House District 17. The other organizations that endorsed Stovall include the Colorado Placement Referral Alliance (CoPRA), Colorado Charitable Bingo Association (CCBA), Golden Gate Manor Transportation, and the Colorado Coalition for Podiatric Reform. Stovall has vowed to help create more affordable housing, bring in better jobs and clean up dilapidated areas in the Colorado Springs district. Stovall was excited to learn about the endorsement by the five organizations today, saying their support brought tears to her eyes. “I’m going to solve real issues for everyone,” said Stovall.
The Colorado Oil & Gas Association is fueling its voter base to make a donation to and vote for Rachel Stovall for Colorado House District 17.
"Colorado needs policymakers who support workers who produce the cleanest oil and natural gas molecules in the world," says the association on its website.
The association says it leads the country and the world in producing the cleanest molecules that powers lives and the economy. It continues to provide affordable and reliable energy and meet greenhouse gas targets thanks to the innovative and resilient energy workers in our communities throughout Oklahoma.
In a clear acknowledgement that Colorado State House District 17 needs more affordable and better housing, today the Colorado Association of REALTORS endorsed Rachel Stovall to lead the way. The nonprofit said it looks forward to working with Stovall to "promote the rights of private property owners and other critical issues" related to the real estate industry. The Colorado Association of REALTORS® is the state’s largest professional, voluntary, non-profit, real estate trade association that is dedicated to serving more than 30,000 REALTOR® members across the state. These agents are also members of 30 local associations statewide and the National Association of REALTORS®.
The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), an organization representing 8,000 sworn law enforcement officers in Colorado wholeheartedly endorsed Rachel Stovall to be the state representative for House District 17. In a press release to residents in the district, the FOP say Stovall will bring "much-needed community-based experience and expertise" to the job. They said she "understands public safety issues in her community" and is willing to work with law enforcement to keep people safe.
Legislative candidate Rachel Stovall wants more affordable homes in House District 17. That's just one reason the Colorado Contractors Association (CCA) is endorsing her run for office. Together, they will build the future of Colorado Springs. CCA is the leading unified voice, advocate and champion for quality infrastructure construction in Colorado. The association leverages the voices of many to make infrastructure happen. CCA represents over 400 infrastructure construction members from across the state contractors who perform the vast majority of all public works projects in the state.
The people of House District 17 deserve an elected representative who will put the people they represent before partisan politics, who knows how to work across the aisle, and who will work hard to get things done. I believe Rachel is that person.
The Colorado Optometric Association (COA) sees a bright future for House District 17 in the hands of Rachel Stovall for state legislator. On August 18, 2022, the group told Stovall they are "thrilled" to endorse her candidacy. The COA is the acknowledged leader and recognized authority for eye and vision care in Colorado. The COA and AOA are the ONLY organizations that work to protect and promote eye care professionals at a state and federal level. The COA has been serving Colorado optometrists since 1892.
The Colorado Advocates for Rural Electrification (CARE) is supporting Rachel Stovall in her campaign for House District 17 in Colorado Springs. The organization made the announcement August 17, 2022. CARE is a nonpartisan political action committee supporting candidates for elected office who advocate for and strengthen the voice of Colorado’s electric cooperatives. CARE is funded by voluntary personal contributions from electric cooperative employees, directors, and cooperative member-consumers.
The Gazette Editorial Board writes, "Seldom do voters have a chance to elect someone as dynamic and impassioned about our community as Rachel Stovall in House District 17. A musician, singer, event organizer, business owner, former Gazette columnist and multifaceted community activist, Stovall has a long track record of personally helping people work through problems. Know of an unfair eviction? It’s Stovall to the rescue. Unsafe living conditions in a rundown rental? Stovall tries to fix it. Families in need of food and people enduring all assortments of injustice can count on Stovall to find a solution. A liberal-turned-conservative, Stovall brings heart and compassion to a Republican Party desperately in need of it. Her primary issues include: increasing the supply of affordable housing; sustained economic growth to benefit all households; improvements to roads, bridges and other public infrastructure; and educational reforms that improve academic outcomes for children of all backgrounds.
The Colorado Chamber of Commerce has endorsed state legislative candidates for the November 2022 General Election. For House District 17, it chose Rachel Stovall. Candidates were endorsed after thorough interviews and vetting by the Colorado Chamber’s Political Action Committee Board. The vetting included a detailed analyses of candidates’ campaigns, fundraising, legislative districts, and voter performance and history. The endorsements include open seats and incumbents across the political spectrum.
Colorado Springs Human Rights Commission
Honorable Lois Landgraf
Former State Representative
Arts Community Leader
Longinos Gonzalez, Jr
County Commissioner District 4 & Veteran
Fountain City Council
Co-founder Black Business Network & Entrepreneur
Honorable John Suthers, Mayor, Colorado Springs
Honorable Larry Liston, Colorado State Senator
Honorable Terri Carver, State Representative and Veteran
Honorable Andy Pico, State Representative and Veteran
Stan VanderWerf, County Commissioner District 3 and Veteran
Michael Allen, District Attorney, 5th Judicial District
Wayne Williams, Colorado Springs City Councilman
Honorable Kit Roupe, former State Representative and Veteran
Honorable Darryl Glenn, former Commissioner, Colorado Springs City Councilman, and Veteran
Honorable Theresa Null, former School District 11 School Board and Veteran
Tony Gioia, Local Realtor and Veteran
Juandriqua Davis, Local Realtor and Advocate
Carrie Barnhill, Local Business owner and Veteran
Marti Hartman, Conservation activist
Debra Hendrix, Local Charter school CEO & President, former Harrison District 2 School Board President
Pastor John Brandon, Pastor and Community Leader
Rosa Lewis, Chemical Surety Specialist
Gaspar and Becky Martinez, Local Latino community supporters
Mary Elizabeth Fabian, Local Business owner
Antonio Cole, Pastor and Veteran
Robert Posch, Jr, Local Business owner
Carmel O’Sullivan Local Business owner
Sandra Foote, Retired Nurse and Advocate
James Baldick III, Local Business owner
Dede Laugesen, Local Non-profit CEO
Karen Murray Cibula, Local Non-profit president
Yolanda Garcia, Insurance broker
Joe Uveges, Musician