More Than 2,000 Local and National Leaders, Citizen Endorsers 

Announce Support for Jared Polis’ Campaign for Governor

Endorsements Come from Diverse Communities Across Every Region of the State and Country

The Polis for Colorado campaign is excited to announce endorsements from more than 2,000 local leaders and citizens combined across diverse communities throughout Colorado and the United States. People from every region of our state are energized by Jared’s candidacy and his bold ideas for Colorado’s future. Here’s who they are and what they are saying:

Rep. John Lewis

Civil rights legend and U.S. Representative John Lewis has always been a hero of mine, and it is beyond humbling to have his support as we continue building a more equal and just nation. 

Former Rep. Pat Schroeder

Former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder, the first woman to represent Colorado in the United States Congress, today announced her endorsement of Jared Polis as Colorado’s next governor.

What elected officials are saying:

“Jared has a bold agenda for Colorado’s future and a proven track record for getting things done. A winning combination for exactly the kind of person we need as our next governor.”

Ramona Martinez

Former Denver City Council Member

“Jared has always fought for the issues that have mattered most to Coloradans and is exactly who we need to keep fighting for us as our next governor.”

Sal Pace

Pueblo County Commissioner

What citizens are saying:

“Jared is on track with all the issues we care about, especially renewable energy!”

Bart Sheldrake

Golden, CO

“I appreciate that Jared Polis is thinking about the future of our children. I support his pledge to make Colorado the first state to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2040. It’s a bold, big goal, but we need bold, big thinking right now.”

Debra Evans

Manitou Springs, CO



Former President Barack Obama 

Elizabeth Warren – United States Senator

John Lewis – United States Representative and Civil Rights Leader

John Hickenlooper – Governor of Colorado

Ed Perlmutter – U.S. Representative 

Dianne DeGette – U.S. Representative 

Cary Kennedy – Former Treasurer of Colorado 

Donna Lynne – Lt. Governor of Colorado

Mike Johnston – Former State Senator of Colorado

Michael Hancock – Mayor of Denver 

Pat Schroeder – Former United States Congresswoman

Betsy Markey – Former United States Congresswoman

Dickey Lee Hullinghorst – Former Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives

Rick Palacio – Former Colorado Democratic Party Chairman

John Kefalas – State Senator

Steve Fenberg – State Senator

Chris Romer – Former State Senator

Polly Baca – Former State Senator

Sue Windels – Former State Senator 

Tom Glass – Former State Senator, Former Mayor of Crested Butte

Edie Hooton – State Representative

Jeff Bridges – State Representative 

Jeni Ardnt – State Representative

Matt Gray – State Representative  

Mike Foote – State Representative

Dylan Roberts – State Representative

Angie Paccione – Former State Representative

Cherylin Peniston – Former State Representative

Dianne Primavera – Former State Representative

Ed Casso – Former State Representative

Joe Miklosi – Former State Representative

Roger Wilson – Former State Representative

Stan Garnnet – Boulder County District Attorney

Jeff Chostner – Pueblo County District Attorney, Former County Commissioner, Former State Representative

Eva Henry – Adams County Commissioner

Cindy Domenico – Boulder County Commissioner

Jacob LaBure – Lakewood Councilman

Deb Gardner – Boulder County Commissioner

Elise Jones – Boulder County Commissioner

Tim Mauck – Clear Creek Commissioner

Garrison Ortiz – Pueblo County Commissioner

Sal Pace – Pueblo County Commissioner

Dan Gibbs – Summit County Commissioner

Karn Stiegelmeier – Summit County Commissioner

Thomas Davidson – Summit County Commissioner

Jorge Amaya – Former Alamosa County Commissioner

Will Toor – Former Boulder County Commissioner

Buffie McFadyen – Former Pueblo County Commissioner

Suzanne Jones – Mayor of Boulder

Jacque Whitsitt – Mayor of Basalt

Christine Berg – Mayor of Lafayette

Gustavo Reynar – Mayor Pro Tem, Lafayette

Cecil Gutierrez – Mayor of Loveland

Dennis Coombs – Mayor of Longmont

Bob Muckle – Mayor of Louisville

Sean Murphy – Mayor of Telluride

Susan Osborne – Former Mayor of Boulder

Dr. John Warner – Former Mayor of Breckenridge

Tiffany A. Snyder – Former Mayor of Ward

Aaron Brockett – Boulder City Council

Andrew Shoemaker – Boulder City Council

Lisa Morzel – Boulder City Council

Kevin Kreeger – Broomfield City Council

Sam Weaver – Boulder City Council

Richard Skorman – Colorado Springs City Council

Yolanda Avila – Colorado Springs City Council

Dean Brookie – Durango City Councill

Kristin Stephens – Fort Collins City Council

Leah Johnson – Loveland City Council

Rich Ball – Loveland City Council

Ed Brown – Pueblo City Council

Mack Goodman – Thornton City Council

Val Vigil – Thornton City Council, Former State Representative

Maria De Cambra – Westminster City Council

Andy Schultheiss – Former Boulder City Council

Francoise Poinsatte – Former Boulder City Council

Ramona Martinez – Former Denver City Council

Claire Levy – Former State Senator

Debbie Stafford – Former State Representative

Hillary Cooper – San Miguel County Commissioner

Adrienne Benavidez – State Representative 

Jeni Arndt – State Representative

John Soper – Former State Representative for Thornton

Charles ‘Chaz’ Tedesco – Commissioner   

Angelika Schroeder – Chairwoman of the State Board of Education

Dave Levy – Thompson School Board

Denise Montague – Thompson School Board

Nancy Tellez – Former Poudre School Board

Beverly Breakstone – Summit County Assessor

Nancy Cronk – Director on the Cunningham Fire Protection District’s Board of Directors

Beverly Benavidez Ryken – Former Vice Chair of the Colorado Democratic Party

Bob Hullinghorst  – Former Boulder County Treasurer

John Tayer – Former RTD Board

Eric Mamula – Breckenridge (as an individual)

Gerry Horak – Ft. Collins (as an individual)

Rob Hernandez – Former State Senator

Paul Lopez – Denver City Councilor

Leslie Herod – State Representative

Anthony Aragon – LGBTQ Leader

Jill Ryan – Eagle County Commissioner

Bette Erickson – Broomfield City Council

Dave Trask – Poudre Valley School Board Member

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