Council member, Ward 2
Eric Montoya was born in Pueblo, Colorado and moved to unincorporated Adams County when he was four years old. His father was able to provide for the family while his mother was mainly a homemaker. After his father was laid off at the Steel Mill in Pueblo he was fortunate to find a job immediately at RTD in Denver. They finally settled in Broomfield in the subdivision of Westlake a couple years later where Eric grew up.
Eric attended Horizon High School in Thornton and Front Range Community College in Westminster. He has a son, Isaiah Montoya, and together they have lived in Thornton since 2007.
Eric is also a Funeral Director at the Rundus Funeral Home in Broomfield. He has learned from that position how to actively listen, organize and guide people. His leadership position also holds him accountable and accessible to people. Eric was appointed to the Ward 2 vacancy on January 15, 2013 as a result of Eva Henry being elected as County Commissioner.
He knows that our city works best when more people are involved and voice their opinions and he will work to make it as easy as possible for people to be involved in their community.
Council member, Ward 2
Jessica is a Colorado native, who has lived in Thornton since 2003 with her husband and two daughters. Jessica is a K-12 licensed science teacher and has been teaching since 2007. She has been awarded numerous Science and STEM related grants for her students, and is passionate about educating kids. Jessica has a BA in Biology from Metro State University and a Masters Certificate in College and Career Counseling from UCLA.
Jessica is a community advocate who works to help combat opioid addiction. She serves on the Board of Directors for Kids First Health Care, volunteers for Communities that Care, the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse, and is a certified first responder with Youth Mental Health First Aid. Jessica is also a member of the Northglenn/Thornton Rotary Club and she and her husband are both graduates and alumni of the Thornton Citizen’s Police Academy.
Jessica is committed to serving her constituents, advocating for them and ensuring that they have a voice. She knows that together, we will keep Thornton strong and moving in the right direction.