Steamboat woman on way to Democratic National Convention |

Steamboat woman on way to Democratic National Convention

Biggs remains loyal to Bernie

The Yampa Valley was still buried in snow when Erin Biggs, of Steamboat Springs, undertook her own campaign to become selected as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia July 25 through 28.
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— Those who followed television news coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland may have glimpsed Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn more than once on the convention floor. Now, it’s the turn of Erin Biggs — who is employed as office manager for the Steamboat Springs Regional Office of the Colorado State Public Defender — to represent Western Colorado as the Democratic Party convenes in Philadelphia to nominate its presidential candidate.

Biggs, who is pledged to Bernie Sanders, will check in with Steamboat Today during the convention, which runs July 25 through 28. She said this week she is proud to join her fellow delegates to represent Colorado, Routt County and Steamboat Springs and expressed her gratitude to those who have supported here in the journey.

Biggs, who majored in political science at George Washington University in Washington D.C., is comfortable around national political figures — she interned for the late Sen. Ted Kennedy while in college.

When she was chosen as a delegate to the state convention and received a list of all of the other delegates, Biggs didn’t wait to begin reaching out to them via Facebook to promote her candidacy for the national convention. She then followed up on a personal level during the state Colorado Democratic Convention in Loveland in April.

Excepts from her first email, sent July 22, follow.

“Tonight, I begin the journey to Philadelphia to represent the people of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District at the Democratic National Convention.

“This district is larger than the states of Vermont, New Hampshire and West Virginia, combined. Despite its enormous size, CD3’s population is only around 710,000.

“Bernie Sanders won 67 percent of CD 3’s total delegates to the DNC. I am proud to stand alongside Joey Thomas, Root Routledge and Pamela Liu in representing Bernie Sanders’ voters from our district on the national level.

“After so many months of blood, sweat and tears, all roads finally do lead to Philadelphia.

“While I won’t be able to make everyone happy with my votes, I will vote my conscience, just as you believed in me to do so. I hope that is enough.

“Whether you’re #BernieOrBust or #ImWithHer, I hope that we can all choose love, compassion and integrity at the convention and in the election beyond. These traits are what I most identify with and appreciate about Sen. Sanders. I am proud to go to Philadelphia to vote for him, just as you elected me to do.”

To reach Tom Ross, call 970-871-4205, email or follow him on Twitter @ThomasSRoss1

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