The Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, the state’s largest police union, Wednesday announced it has endorsed Democrat Tom Sullivan for the House District 37 seat in Centennial over the Republican incumbent, Cole Wist.
Sullivan was the father of Alex Sullivan, one of the victims in the Aurora theater shooting, in which James Holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 others.
“When my family and I needed law enforcement officers most on that terrible night in 2012, they were there for us,” Sullivan said in a statement. “While my opponent claims to support our community’s law enforcement officers, his record speaks otherwise.
From the day he announced his first campaign for state Senate in 2016, Sullivan has made gun control a key part of his message. While Wist enjoyed a double digit victory in winning his seat in the House two years ago, Sullivan outpaced him in June’s primary voting.