To anyone I have not been able to meet yet, Hello, my name is Eddie Leigan. I’m a 23 year old 3rd generation Goldenite and I have been lucky enough to call Golden, a community I have believed in my entire life, my home. As a Golden local, I have a deep rooted passion in the community and have witnessed the strength we have when we come together. One of the reasons that Golden has become so great is the volunteers in the community. Personally, I have volunteered in various ways to better our community. I knew at an early age that I had a passion for volunteer work. At 15 years old, I joined the Golden Fire Department, one of the best choices I ever made. I was awarded Junior Fire Fighter of the Year, Fire Fighter of the year and Fire Officer of the year. I was also the president of the Golden Volunteer Firefighters Association for four years until I recently took a leave of absence to run in the election.
In 2011, I decided to join the Rotary Club of Golden. I am a very active member of Rotary and was elected to the Board of Directors for 3 years; First in 2012 as the New Generations Chair, and the past 2 years as the Membership Director.
Volunteering is something I believe is an important part of understanding a community and the members of that community. When I am not volunteering for Rotary or as a Fireman, I volunteer for just about any other cause that I believe creates a better community.
Although volunteering is incredibly important to me, so is my business. When I was 18 I began my own small business that I named Golden Junk in 2009. I always loved that business because of the people that I met every day, and thanks to those folks, I have been able to continue running it successfully for the past five years. While still running my business, I decided to gain experience in other working environments. I spent time working at the Town of Golden first in the Recreation Department and then switched to the Public Works Department, working in water and sewer. Later, I chose to step down from the position to allow for a greater focus on my personal business and to announce my candidacy for Town Council.
Please vote Eddie Leigan