People across the political spectrum, are fed up with business as usual in Washington. Over the past few decades politicians have relinquished our power to influential corporations. A new champion has arrived to help us get our voice back. When Andrew Romanoff is elected to the U. S. Senate in November, he will owe nothing to these powerful corporations. Andrew continues to refuse their tainted money; 95 percent of his funds have come from Colorado donors.
As a young man Romanoff worked for the Southern Poverty Law Center, fighting against Neo-Nazi groups and the Ku Klux Klan. Later, He taught English in rural Central America. He has an undergraduate degree from Yale, A master’s degree in public policy from Harvard and a law degree from the University of Denver. He has worked as an educator at four colleges in the Denver area, including the University of Colorado’s Graduate School of Public Affairs.
Romanoff has an outstanding record. In his eight years at the Colorado House of Representatives, he worked as minority leader until he became Speaker of the House in 2005. Charging out of the starting gate, he steered 25 bills through the Republican controlled House in his first two terms: including bills to expand the supply of affordable housing, provide treatment for substance abuse, help the mentally ill and protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
He spearheaded a billion dollar program to repair and replace schools in poor and rural areas. Romanoff’s bold leadership helped make Colorado a world leader in renewable energy.
With an unabashed passion, this watchful guardian stands tall for public health and the environment. He has proposed a revenue-neutral carbon tax to reduce pollution and boost renewable energy. When queried about his exclusion of nuclear power as an alternative energy source, he suggested that, without improved safeguards and without failsafe solutions to the massive permanent radio-active waste disposal problem, nuclear power is not a viable future energy technology. This could have significant ramifications to San Miguel County as the specter of the proposed Pinion Ridge mills looms on the horizon.
This exceptional candidate is the Democratic Party’s best chance to win the election in November. Spending only a fraction of his primary opponent, recent polls show that he would tie or beat the republican challenger in November. Michael Bennet (primary opponent) with millions of dollars, 60 percent coming from private and corporate out of state donors, would garner only 40 percent of the statewide vote in the same contest.
Romanoff handily won the caucuses, doubled his margin in the assemblies and built a 16 point lead in the statewide delegate count. He accomplished all this while refusing corporate and special interest funding.
I still have a few Romanoff yard signs, if you want to show that you are part of a winning team, destined to give us back our voice and change the way that Washington does business. Feel free to contact me at 970/728-4156. Thank you.
– Dan Chancellor, Placerville