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. She has a passion for teaching and as a K-12 licensed educator, she taught science for more than a decade. She was awarded numerous Science and STEM related grants for her students, and was instrumental in developing curriculum to help guide students on their journey to finding a career path. She continues working in the classroom as a high school mentor and frequently volunteers in her local school districts for panel discussions and project-based learning activities to bring awareness to local government issues, civic engagement, and leadership training. She is currently pursuing a career in real estate where she will focus on senior housing as well as home buyer programs for teachers and first responders.
As a community advocate, Jessica has been working hard to help combat opioid addiction, supporting programs that retrain those coming out of jail, homelessness and drug addiction, as well as ensuring health care services are available to kids. She serves on the Board of Directors for Kids First Health Care, Unison Housing, BUDS Warehouse, the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse, and is a certified first responder with Adult 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.