Abe Laydon Bio
Abe is a fifth generation Coloradan born in Denver in 1976, the year of Colorado’s 1876 Centennial and America’s 1776 Bicentennial, to Thornton High School sweethearts, a German-Irish homemaker and Latino electrician that first brought Abe to the Georgetown/Idaho Springs area then eventually moved to Northern Colorado. Abe went to Longmont Junior High and Niwot High School before attending Colorado State University on a full academic scholarship where he would eventually meet his future wife and fellow Colorado native, Kimberly Lewan, a former Cherry Creek High School varsity cheerleader who happened to be in the sorority next door. They met on a group trip to the Colorado Rockies and the rest is history.
Abe attended the University of Colorado School of Law while engaged to Kim, who was on staff with a Christian campus ministry, and he won first place in the school’s most rigorous and prestigious advocacy competition. They were married at Cherry Hills Community Church in 2002 by the late Dr. Jim Dixon.
While practicing real estate and business law full time in the private sector over the last 15 years, Abe has been most blessed by his three children Ava (12) and Thane (10) who are both honors students at Cherry Hills Christian School, and his newborn son Bolden. Fun fact: like Ronald Reagan, Abe has also enjoyed a humble side career as a model and actor both in Denver and Hollywood.
Abe’s core belief is from John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” In the same way, Abe sees what others might view as the low pay/high stress world of public service as a way to offer his life up to his community and truly serve the people of Douglas County, all of whom he considers his neighbors and friends.