About Chris

Chris Kennedy is a current Grand Junction City Councilman, elected in 2015. He is a former Marine, having served 8 years in the U.S. and abroad. After the Marines Chris started his career in the Broadband industry in Massachusetts with a local cable company as a Service Technician and over the past 30 years has lived in many states delivering many new services while expanding both his technical expertise and access to information technology to many segments of our society.

Since locating permanently to Grand Junction in 2006 Chris has continued to develop broadband networks and worked to support local businesses and residents by establishing Kennedy Telecom to meet the needs of diverse small business. He also supported major energy producers in Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, New Mexico and Utah with their field communications needs.

CAREER DEDICATED TO SERVICE

Semper Fi

I still have a sense of giving back, working together, accomplishing a mission, and having honor. This service perspective is something I want to bring to elected office.

“Duty, Honor and Courage. These are fundamental values forged in the Marines that have shaped each and every day of my life. They form the basis of my decision-making process and ensure that I never forget those who came before. I promise to always have your back, to advocate for your interests and to always represent the people of Mesa County with the dignity and respect, courage and leadership you deserve.”
-Chris Kennedy
AS A COUNCILMEMBER

City Council

Chris was elected to the Council in April 2015. He believes Grand Junction can honor its Western heritage while becoming “technologically innovative, economically diverse and a must-see destination.” Chris owns Kennedy Telecommunications Services LLC, providing services and support to small office and residential clients and telecommunications services in gas and oil field locations.

After leaving the military, Chris started his technology career in cable television as a field technician in Massachusetts, eventually holding roles as Director of Engineering and Technical Operations for multiple companies over the years in many locations throughout the US, giving him valuable experience in government relations, budget management and technological development in diverse economic and geographic environments.

His priorities include the creation of infrastructure necessary to make Grand Junction a 10-gigabit city; fairness to all businesses; support for arts, entertainment, and music; a strong downtown core including the redevelopment of the historic train station; and support for improving K-12 education. Chris is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps with two sons, three grandsons and a wonderful fiancée. A tenor sax player, Chris studied Jazz Composition and Arrangement at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA., Business Administration, and Accounting at Nichols College in Dudley, MA. and Computer Sciences at Colorado Mesa University. He is a hockey player, coach, and referee.

WHAT THIS CAMPAIGN MEANS

Campaign Promise

We will leave no one behind, make sound decisions that advance the proposition that people can pursue life, liberty and happiness in the way that they want to, and know that their representative government is there to work FOR them.

Why I do This

We need to be looking to treat the cause not the symptom, and that comes with legislation trying to solve this issue.

The Future of District 7

Chris will listen to all sides of an issue, get the best input possible, take every perspective into account, and make a decision that moves ALL of us forward.
Chris will listen to all sides of an issue, get the best input possible, take every perspective into account, and make a decision that moves ALL of us forward.
Education

“It’s important to make sure that even in our public education that the arts are funded.”

Creating well rounded individual requires having creative avenues and experiences, and it is important to ensure.

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Healthcare

Under our current health care system, one serious accident or illness can be financially ruinous for individuals or families, even for people who have health insurance.

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Energy

Energy production is the U.S. and in Colorado is currently undergoing a huge fundamental change.

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