Hello Denver! My name is Tyler Drum and I am running to represent our community on Denver City Council! I have been a resident of Montbello for six years and love my community with all my heart. I have lived in Montbello most of my adult life and cannot wait to raise my family here! I moved to Aurora, Colorado with my parents and triplet brother and sister when we were three years old. We are military brats and my Dad was stationed at Buckley Air Force Base. Our family fell in love with Colorado and decided to stay forever! We moved to Roxborough Colorado when I was in 2nd grade and my twin sister now teaches at our old elementary school as a 3rd-grade teacher!
I graduated from Colorado State University in 2013 with my Bachelors in History and Political Science. I then moved to Denver right after graduation and started working as a major and planned giving fundraiser for Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation for six years. I currently work as a fundraiser for the Jewish Community Center in Denver.
I have also served for the past four years as the Captain for the Democratic Party of Denver for House District 7, during my time leading the house district I have focused on Spanish language outreach for the party and have supported democratic candidates running in the district and beyond as well as supporting progressive ballot initiatives and values whenever they are on the ballot.
I met my husband, Vanya, in 2019 when he was a foreign exchange student from Crimea, Ukraine. He was forced to return due to Covid and we got married before he left in March of 2020. Due to our country’s complicated and irritating immigration system, we have been separated for over three years. My mother-in-law, Lyuba, arrived as a refugee on the Uniting for Ukraine program in June of 2022 and lives with me in Montbello. My husband currently is in the Ukranian refugee program in Canada because he was accepted into their program but did not qualify to come in on America's program.