Amanda is an attorney and nationally recognized elections expert who is running for Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder, an office never held by a Latino/a/x . She ran Colorado's largest nonpartisan election effort in 2018 and 2020 and is running for office because she wants to ensure that every eligible voter casts a ballot and has that ballot accurately counted.
In her career she has served as a grant writer, community organizer, staff attorney, program director, professor, CEO and executive director – always with the goal of creating more inclusive governments, businesses, and communities. Amanda has also served as a board member for Focus Points Family Resource Center, United for a New Economy, the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, the Colorado Lawyers Chapter of the American Constitution Society, New Era Colorado Education Fund, and the Colorado Fiscal Institute. Amanda holds an undergraduate degree (psychology/cognitive science) from Occidental College and a law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. In 2015 she was named the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association’s Outstanding New Hispanic Lawyer and in 2019 she was named one of Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40.
When she’s not working she can be found scouring the front range for Colorado’s best wine, tacos, donuts, or dumplings, cuddling with her rescue dogs, or planning her next vacation in a very detailed spreadsheet.