It takes a village. Luckily, we’ve got one.

Many Colorado leaders have endorsed Karla.

Real change can seem daunting. Especially as schools and teachers grapple with the realities of COVID-19, funding complexity, and digital education. Luckily, Karla’s got a wealth of expertise and wisdom to draw from Colorado’s community of educators, legislators, and leaders.

Hon. Ed Perlmutter
Hon. Ed PerlmutterUS Congress, CO-7
“I proudly support Karla Esser for the State Board of Education because she will be a fierce advocate for public education and fight for our children and teachers.”
Hon. Rachel Zenzinger
Hon. Rachel ZenzingerCO-19 State Senator
“Karla Esser truly understands the obstacles and opportunities in Colorado’s education system. Throughout her career, she’s demonstrated tremendous integrity, creativity, and a commitment to our next generation. I am proud to endorse Karla Esser: her service on our State Board of Education will be an asset to the families and educators in our state.”
Hon. Dominick Moreno
Hon. Dominick MorenoCO-21 State Senator
“Throughout her lifelong career as an educator, Karla Esser has demonstrated that she has the knowledge, dedication, and integrity we need on the Colorado State Board of Education. I am proud to endorse Karla for Colorado State Board of Education. She’ll be a voice that families and educators can depend on.”
Hon. Brittany Pettersen
Hon. Brittany PettersenCO-22 State Senator
“Karla has dedicated her career to teaching in public schools. She has the lifelong experience to be the advocate our kids need. I hope you will join me in supporting her campaign for the State Board of Education!”
Hon. Lisa Cutter
Hon. Lisa CutterCO-25 State House Rep.
“As an educator herself with over forty years of experience working at all levels in our education system, Karla brings to the table an unprecedented understanding of the issues and remarkable dedication to standing up for what’s right and solving problems on behalf of students, their families, and our educators. Please join me in supporting Karla Esser to represent District 7 on the Colorado State Board of Education: she will continue to go above and beyond for students because she always has.”
Hon. Kerry Tipper
Hon. Kerry TipperCO-28 State House Rep.
“Karla has dedicated her career to improving educational opportunities for our kids. I have no doubt that she will work everyday to protect our public schools and ensure that every student has a meaningful opportunity to thrive from the very beginning. Karla knows that strong public schools not only support our families and strengthen our communities, but they build a stronger and more equitable economy for all of us.”
Hon. Tracy Kraft-Tharp
Hon. Tracy Kraft-TharpCO-29 State House Rep.
“Karla Esser will fight for our students and teachers every day on the State Board of Education. I strongly support the bold leadership she will bring to Jefferson County Schools.”
Hon. Shannon Bird
Hon. Shannon BirdCO-35 State House Rep.
“Now more than ever, our State Board of Education truly needs the knowledge, experience, and passion of a lifelong educator. That’s Karla Esser. Karla brings expertise at every level of education and passion for supporting students and educators alike. I am proud to endorse Karla Esser.”
Adam Paul
Adam PaulLakewood Mayor
“Education makes the biggest impact on our kids’ success and that’s why we need an experienced educator like Karla Esser on the Colorado State Board of Education. Karla truly understands the challenges and opportunities in our education system and she will fight for accountability, transparency, and excellence. Join me in supporting Karla Esser – she will be an asset to Colorado students, teachers, and schools.”
Ron Mitchell
Ron MitchellJeffco Public School Board, District 5
“I’ve spent my career in public education and I can think of no one better than Karla Esser to serve on the State Board of Education. Colorado needs her leadership.”
Chaz Tedesco
Chaz TedescoAdams County Commissioner, District 2
“Karla understands public education and we can count on her to fight for Adams County students and families. I wholeheartedly support her for the Colorado State Board of Education.”
Emma Pinter
Emma PinterAdams County Commissioner
“The quality of the education our children receive will shape their entire lives, and that’s why we can’t compromise. With more than forty years of experience at every level in education, Karla Esser brings a true understanding and unmatched expertise to the Colorado State Board of Education. Colorado families and educators can count on Karla — I’m proud to endorse her because she’s with us”
Lesley Dahlkemper
Lesley DahlkemperJefferson County Commissioner
“Karla has devoted her successful 40 year career to ensuring all children receive a high-quality public education that prepares them for whatever path they pursue after graduation. She’s a champion for students, families and teachers and has a proven track record of getting results. This life-long educator will bring innovative thinking—and much needed accountability—to the state board of education. I’m proud to support her!”
Jerry DiTullio
Jerry DiTullioJefferson County Treasurer
“With her 40-year career as an educator, Dr. Karla Esser will bring unrivaled experience and insight to the Colorado State Board of Education. I am thrilled to endorse Karla Esser because she will consistently make the right calls for schools and families.”

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