Contact Julia Marvin
Council member, Ward 2
Julia Marvin’s passion for communications and building relationships began during her time at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she earned a degree in news broadcast and a degree in political science. It was also during that time she had her first foray into local government while interning at the state capitol as a legislative aide and in the communications office.
With over 10 years of professional experience in marketing and public outreach, Julia has a unique background and understanding of issues from working in government, healthcare, technology, startups, and nonprofits.
Born and raised in Colorado with family roots in Thornton dating back to the 1960s, Julia lives with her husband Alex and two cats. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, theater, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Julia strongly believes in being active in local politics and the power in grassroots movements. As your city councilor, she will work to make local government more accessible to everyone, and to make sure that the community’s voice is represented on council.
Contact Jessica Sandgren
Mayor Pro Tem, 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.