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Yara

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT

Hi, I'm

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I am a first generation Iranian American. Growing up with immigrant parents, I quickly learned the value of hard work and the importance of community. I was raised in a small rural town. I certainly stood out, but I am lucky I had a family to lean on to get through the challenging times.

 

I attended law school at University of San Diego School of Law, and worked three jobs while maintaining my GPA. I was the youngest member of my graduating class at the age of 23.

 

After law school, I was lucky to be accepted to a prestigious tax program on scholarship and received my masters in taxation. I have built my career practicing tax law - representing individuals and small businesses against the IRS and Colorado Department of Revenue.

 

I currently serve as the Chief Deputy Assessor for Larimer County. 

My Focus is Family

First and Foremost.

Family is the most important thing. When my youngest was born he had an unexpected stay in the NICU. In this country, it is a luxury to be able to take time away from work after having a baby. That was a luxury that I did not have.

 

It was those dark days, working with a sick baby, that I knew I had to do something. I rallied moms together, met with legislators, and knocked on thousands of doors to ensure citizens get paid family and sick leave in Colorado.

 

There are still many issues facing young families, and my boys continue to inspire me to fight for a better Colorado

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I am a Community Advocate

Always.

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I’m concerned about the Colorado my boys are growing up in. Families and the working class are struggling in our current economy and are not receiving the resources they need.

 

Small businesses are closing their doors while corporations rake in profits. These hardships impact communities of color that much more. That is why I helped found Latino Coalition, a nonprofit that works to bring resources to marginalized communities. I have brought COVID relief to underserved communities and have worked at all levels of government to foster representation for people of color.

 

I worked with city and county governments on local programs, testified on legislation at the State Capitol, and met with our federal elected representatives at the nation’s Capitol. I know what it takes to make meaningful change. I know what it takes to reach across the aisle and compromise.

 

However, I refuse to compromise on the backs of at-risk groups such as people of color, the working class, and young families. My advocacy efforts have moved our state forward, but we still lack a seat at the table.

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I will ensure that the working class, young families, and people of color are not only at the table, but are in the forefront as we work to build an even better Colorado.

If you have any questions about me or my values please reach out,
I am excited to hear from you. 
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