The November 2017 elections in Boulder county yielded two new lesbian city councilors: Jill Adler Grano, realtor in Boulder, and Jamie Harkins, sustainability coordinator (in Boulder), resident of Lafayette. Image: Jamie Harkins and Jill Adler Grano.
Both women ran as out lesbians and won handily. They discuss their approach, support and advice for others.
Jamie got the top votes in Lafayette and is the first out lesbian on Lafayette city council. She is passionate about strategic management of growth and highlighting diversity and social justice.
Jill is a mother of two who has a priority to engage young voters and find community solutions to affordable housing.
They offer their perspectives on polarized politics and how they balance their lives with work, family, and their new public duties.