​​Chris Russell

Contact Chris Russell
Email: chris.russell@thorntonco.gov
Office: 303-538-7530

Councilmember, Ward 4

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Karen Bigelow

Contact Karen Bigelow
Email: karen.bigelow@thorntonco.gov
Office: 303-538-7201
Cell: 720-899-7811

Mayor Pro Tem, Ward 4

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Thornton Council Member Karen BigelowKaren Bigelow is a Colorado native who grew up in Denver and moved to Thornton in 2000. She and her husband raised their three boys in and around Thornton and all three boys attended our local public schools. Karen is proud to be a military wife and mother, as her husband is a retired Army Airborne Ranger, and her oldest son attends West Point Military Academy.

Karen’s experience in marketing and communications in fields like healthcare, technology, banking, and start-ups will serve our community well. She currently manages Corporate Social Responsibility for Premier Members Credit Union where she works to give back to the communities they serve. She is proud to work closely in the areas of education and sustainability. 

Karen has always been a community advocate, volunteering to serve on committees and actively fundraising for multiple non-profits such as Foodbank of the Rockies, Growing Home, Food For Hope, Broomfield FISH, Smart Commute Metro North, Adams County Regional Economic Development, and the Five Star Education Foundation (Adams 12). She currently sits on the Leadership Advisory Board for Adams County Regional Economic Development and the Adams County Sheriff’s Citizen’s Advisory Board along with several other committees. 

Karen is committed to serving each and every resident in our city, advocating for what they need and making sure their voices are heard. Karen will work to provide open communication to our residents and make sure they understand that everything done in local politics is accessible and transparent.