Build the Bridge with Scott and Volunteer Today!
Bridging Community Concerns and City Solutions
Scott Durrah is a chef, restaurateur, business owner and Marine veteran. Partnered with his wife Wanda James, Scott has owned and operated five businesses in Northwest Denver in their 13 years as residents of the the same neighborhood. Scott wants to represent his district on Denver’s District 1 because, in his words,
“there must be a bridge that connects real solutions to our growing community issues.”
Small Business Owner
restaurants, dispensary, edibles kitchen
The five small companies that Scott has owned and operated in Northwest Denver for more than the past decade have employed over 100 people. These experiences shaped Scott’s ability to bridge his employee’s work-life balance, ensuring the quality of life with not just wage concerns but caring for the individual concerns of those who have chosen to share their life with his.
Longtime Northside Resident
Homeowner in northwest neighborhood
The day that Scott signed the lease on his first restaurant in Northwest Denver he and his wife found their home in Lower Highland. A symbol of their devotion to the neighborhood, the couple has poured themselves in to restoring the 133-year-old home, one of the first built on the city’s Northside. They’ve continued to invest the same energy in the area, opening businesses and investing in the economic vitality of Northwest Denver.
Voice for Cannabis Equity
advocate for responsible social change
As the first African American in the United State to receive a legal vertical cannabis license, Durrah is among a growing number of voices speaking to the political power of cannabis. Scott will bring a voice for the plant to Denver’s City Council, embracing its potential to generate tax revenue for community reinvestment, as well as addressing long standing social justice issues while educating and continuing the understanding of the medicinal benefits of the cannabis plant.
Scott can be found walking the district with a different dog on any given day. Three dogs are running his household these days, with photos and memorials to the many other furry friends he’s shared his home with over the years scattered throughout Scott’s home. Come down to a District 1 dog park this weekend and meet your candidate, pat some floppy ears and share your #Dogs4Durrah photos.