2020 Campaign

Re-Elect Doug Tisdale as Your RTD Director

RTD Director Doug Tisdale wants you to re-elect him to the Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board, to serve a second four-year term as Board Director of RTD District H, which includes Cherry Hills Village, Greenwood Village, Centennial, Littleton, Columbine Valley and Highlands Ranch.

Doug, the former Cherry Hills Village Mayor, is a seasoned expert in transportation issues and has served two terms as Chairman of the RTD Board (2018 and 2019).

Doug previously served as an Executive Officer of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), where he served for 11 years.

Doug’s two decades of public transportation experience continues to grow. He serves on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the leading organization addressing public transportation and transit issues. He is the Chair of APTA’s Transit Board Members Legislative Committee.

“Over the last 20 years I have worked on improving public transportation options in the Denver region, with RTD, CDOT, APTA, USDOT, FRA, FTA, DRCOG, the Colorado Municipal League, the Metro Mayors Caucus and numerous other agencies,” Tisdale said. “In my first term as RTD Board Director, I have overseen the opening of the SouthEast Rail Extension for the E, F and R Lines, the opening of the G Line, the creation of innovative partnerships with Uber and Lyft, the testing of autonomous buses, and the preservation of much-needed bus service in Highlands Ranch, while creating and nurturing great relationships with all the elected leaders throughout the region and the many agencies with which we worked, giving me a unique capacity to continue that work with RTD for another four years,” Tisdale concluded.

Public Service

Tisdale was elected Mayor of Cherry Hills Village in April 2012, having previously served as Councilmember there from 2000 through 2008, including two years as Mayor Pro Tem. Beyond his service as an Executive Officer at DRCOG, Tisdale was Policy Committee Chair at the Colorado Municipal League, Executive Committee Member of the Metro Mayors Caucus and served on numerous committees for CML, the National League of Cities and Sister Cities International, attending dozens of conferences around the country, all at his own expense. Tisdale also served for eight years as the Chair of the Colorado State Board of Registered Psychotherapists and on the Denver Zoo Board of Governors for five years, as well as numerous committees and task forces on topics of special interest to the Denver region.



Professional Side

In addition to his work as EVP at the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, Doug Tisdale has been an attorney in private practice for over forty years, following his clerkship with Chief Judge Alfred A. Arraj of the U.S. District Court for Colorado, having graduated from The University of Michigan Law School in 1975. He was a partner in the law firms of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Popham Haik, and Baker & Hostetler for many of those years and now heads Tisdale & Associates LLC. He specializes in commercial litigation and governmental affairs.


The Other Side of Candidate Doug

Tisdale is a well-known favorite in the nonprofit community, acting as emcee and live auctioneer at many charity events around Colorado. An unabashed “social media wonk,” Tisdale communicates regularly with almost 12,000 Facebook Friends, LinkedIn Connections and Twitter Followers.


Nonpartisan Race

The office of RTD Board Director, like municipal offices, is nonpartisan. “I enjoy the benefit of actually being able to get things done for our region without being beholden to any political party and have earned the endorsement of Republican, Democratic and Unaffiliated voters and leaders around Colorado,” Tisdale said. The RTD Board election will be on November 3, 2020 as part of the general election in Colorado this year.