“I will work hard to represent you and I ask for your vote.”
- Erin Hottenstein

I’m excited to put my experience as a former small-business owner, community volunteer, and parent to work for the betterment of all of Northern Larimer County, where I’ve lived for more than 20 years.

The Issues

COVID-19 Response & Recovery

The most important issue facing our community right now is the response to COVID-19 and recovery from it. The Health District sprang into action to set up a quarantine center for people experiencing homelessness and to set up vaccination clinics. Even as we hope to find a “new normal,” we must be ready to take action if another deadly variant appears. 

Why Erin?

Erin Hottenstein standing at entrance of Health District dental building
Erin Hottenstein standing at entrance of Health District dental building

My past experience as a nonprofit board president taught me that I am a great person to have around in a crisis. When things get tough, I am calm and clear-headed. 


As a former small-business owner — and a mom of school-aged kids — I truly understand the impact of the pandemic on our community. I will work tirelessly to ensure the Health District does everything in its power to expand access to health care for our residents.

Mental Health

Erin Hottenstein with her dad and daughter in 2008
Erin with her dad and daughter in 2008

My family has had a challenging time during the pandemic. I’d like to share my story with you, and tell you about the promise I’ve made to myself as a result. My father died by suicide in June 2020. The pain of that loss still runs deep. 

Since that time I’ve learned that Colorado is 7th in the nation in suicide deaths. We must do a better job of providing mental health care to people in need.

This leads me to my promise. I have vowed to use my voice to help people who are struggling.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Four women speakers facing an audience
Erin presenting about Colorado 50/50, which she founded.

I believe strongly in the dignity and worth of all people, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, religion, age, ability, or country of origin. There is no “us” and “them.” When Black, Indigenous, People of Color – or any other group of our neighbors – is not thriving, those negative effects ripple out and affect us all. I am dedicated to following up with concrete policy changes to address disparities.


Colorado 50/50

Bringing Women's Voices to the Table

Erin Hottenstein is the founder of Colorado 50-50, a non-partisan group that encourages women to serve on boards, commissions, and in elected office. Elected women officials have shared their experiences and encouraged women to get on a path to leadership.

More than 700 people have attended the programs, including many from underrepresented groups, over the last five years. Their daily presence on social media helped to get out the vote in the last several elections.

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Her wealth of experience covering all levels of government as a journalist, her drive to bring gender parity to elected positions throughout the state, which led her to start Colorado 50-50, her willingness to really listen and work for her constituents, and her experience running a family-owned small business make Erin a strong candidate.

Join Team Hottenstein and help bring Erin’s leadership to the Health District Board of Directors.