Governor Polis and Lt. Gov. Primavera Make the 2022 Primary Ballot, Thank State Assembly

Denver, CO – Governor Jared Polis and Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera officially made the 2022 Democratic Primary ballot today. 

I am grateful for the support from participants at the State Assembly. Colorado has weathered a once-in-a-generation pandemic while reducing healthcare costs, improving education, taking action on climate and more,” Governor Polis said. “Those things did not happen by accident. We have focused on a simple mission: do what’s right for Colorado. Always. I believe that Colorado’s best days are ahead, and I promise that as your Governor, I will work relentlessly to get us there.” 

The Governor and Lt. Governor kicked off their campaign with 22 stops over a four day period and also attended more than 20 caucuses and assemblies throughout the ballot process, and are now the sole Democratic Gubernatorial and Lt. Governor candidates on the June Primary ballot.

The Governor and Lt. Governor received their first nomination from former State Senator Polly Baca, the first Latina in the U.S. to serve in both chambers of her state legislature and Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame member.

“I am so proud to nominate Governor Polis and Lt. Governor Primavera today. We can always count on them to put Colorado first,” Senator Baca said. 

Their second nominations were from Congressman Joe Neguse, Colorado’s first black member of Congress, and Congressman Ed Perlmutter, who is retiring after serving Colorado in Washington D.C. for 15 years. 

“Governor Polis has been an incredible public servant for our state who never hesitates to do what’s right for Colorado,” Congressman Neguse said. “He isn’t afraid to stand up to special interests and I know he is going to continue to fight for Colorado’s future.”

“Governor Polis and Lt. Governor Primavera have been a leadership team that has gotten us through some very challenging times through our history – battling Covid-19, wildfires and deadly shootings. All the while, they have kept our economy strong and kept us moving forward,” Congressman Perlmutter said as he closed out the nominations.