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CWA Members Running for Office

CWA members make sure that working people’s issues are front and center in local, state, and national elections, and some are even running for office themselves. As part of an ongoing series, we are spotlighting CWA members across the country who are candidates for office in upcoming elections.

Nicole Speer, Boulder City Council Candidate

Nicole Speer, UCW (CWA Local 7799) member and Boulder City Council Candidate.

Dr. Nicole Speer manages the brain imaging research facility at the University of Colorado’s (CU) Institute of Cognitive Science in Boulder and is a member of United Campus Workers (CWA Local 7799). She is running to fill one of the five vacant seats on the Boulder City Council. In addition to being actively engaged in her union, Speer is also active with the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Boulder as well as the NAACP Boulder County branch. In the past, Speer has been an advocate in front of the Planning Board and City Council for issues that matter to the working people of her community. Her broad goal is to build a more inclusive and sustainable Boulder where all feel welcome and are freely able to participate in policy making. Housing affordability, homelessness, racial justice, and climate justice are among the general issues Speer hopes to address if elected. Click here to learn more about her campaign.