Frank Tapy

Frank Tapy

I’ve been part of Together Colorado for eight years. I’m on the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Organizing Committee, the Together Colorado Board and the Immigration Committee.

I’m proudest that Together Colorado was instrumen­tal in passing the 1A Preschool Initiative, which raised the sales tax to fund preschool tuition. Together Colorado’s efforts put it over the top. Now my focus is on getting Denver Public Schools to use weighted student funding and to properly implement CSCs (Collabora­tive School Committees). I’m also working against the punitive and discriminatory initiative 100 passed last August regarding auto impoundment.

A movie about my life would be called “Simple Successes are Better than Large Failures,” starring Robin Williams.

My inspi­ration in life is Jesus — and, also, Leonardo Da Vinci, because he had multiple skills and interests.

I realized in the ’60s that opposi­tion to the Vietnam War and advocacy for civil rights issues were very closely associ­ated. It changed my life.

I’m most proud of my wife and my son.