Q&A with Jeeva Senthilnathan, candidate for Parker Town Council


Campaign website: jeeva4parker.com

What makes you the best choice for this office?

I am 18 years old and a Generation Z candidate. I have always been known throughout the community for being very ambitious. I have lived all my life in Parker since kindergarten. I graduated from the Colorado Early Colleges Parker, receiving both my high school diploma and associate's degree. I bring a variety of experiences to the table that no one can match. From being involved in STEM, to business and politics, I believe that I am a well-rounded citizen that can bring so much more for this council to spice up Parker.

If you're elected, what is one single issue that will be at the top of your agenda?

One major issue the Town of Parker struggles with is the roads and transportation due to the amount of limited space, which causes much traffic. I want to address this issue by finding alternative routes, as well as implementing a transit ridership policy, which includes electric scooters just like the way it is in Denver. Traffic would be cut in half when community members are able to travel 5-10 minutes within the Town of Parker, to the library or to the grocery store, whereas many cars taking the road would block space and increase the time for traffic.

If you're elected, what must you accomplish in order for you to consider your term a success?

If elected, I must accomplish supporting local businesses to bring employment for the community in Parker. If I am able to accomplish implementation of policies surround this topic, I would consider my term to be successful. Many community members who work in STEM-related jobs from Parker leave the town to work in their profession. I want to address this by bringing in new chapters to Parker, that will be owned by Parker residents from existing STEM companies within the state of Colorado.

In your view, what is (or should be) the role and responsibility of a Parker Town Council member?

The role and responsibility of a Parker Town Council member is to listen and understand the community, and work for community needs. I know that, if elected as a town councilmember, that I will have to give up my own rights and beliefs when it comes to making the best decisions for the community, and that is something I am willing to do. A Parker Town Council member must lead by example, and stay humble, willing to listen to each and every single member of the community.

Why are you seeking this office?

Many councilmembers after being elected, don't put in the work promised. I am running for office because the promises I make for the community are the promises that will be kept. I am seeking this office because I know that if something needs to get done, that I will have to do it myself. I do not “depend” on local elected officials to make the change, the impact. Throughout me living in Parker, I have always found a way to make the same impact/change in alternative ways with creative methods.


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