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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff, a former speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, talks to Democrats at the Douglas County Democratic Party's annual dinner on April 27 in Parker.

Andrew Romanoff announced Tuesday that his U.S. Senate campaign has won endorsements from more than 250 current and former elected officials, including a former congressman and dozens of state lawmakers. 

“This is what a grassroots campaign looks like. Thousands of Coloradans are joining our call to repair our democracy and restore the American dream,” said Romanoff, a former speaker of the Colorado Home of Representatives and a past president and CEO of Mental Health Colorado, in a statement.

Romanoff is one of a dozen Democrats running for the chance to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in the 2020 election.

Former U.S. Rep. John Salazar praised Romanoff's leadership abilities and called the candidate "a common-sense problem solver [who] knows how to deliver results."

"He’s always stood up for Colorado’s farmers, and he knows how important agriculture is to our state’s economy," added Salazar, who served four years as Colorado's commissioner of agriculture after losing his seat in Congress, in a statement.

"I’ve seen firsthand Andrew’s success expanding economic opportunity in Colorado’s agriculture sector and his fierce commitment to the people of Colorado. It’s clear that Andrew is the best candidate to take on Cory Gardner.”

Polly Baca, a former vice chair of the Democratic National Committee and the first Latina to serve in the Colorado Senate, said she's supporting Romanoff "because he cares about our diverse communities, understands the legislative process, and has the experience and commitment to fight for what we need in the U.S. Senate."

Below is the list of endorsers released by the Romanoff campaign:

  • Laurie Albright, former Boulder Valley Board of Education member
  • Marlo Alston, Centennial city councilwoman
  • Jennifer Anderson, former Iliff mayor
  • Clint Anderson, Fort Morgan City Council member
  • Patrick Anderson, former Centennial City Council member
  • Lynn Baca, Brighton City Council member
  • Polly Baca, former state senator
  • Bob Bacon, former state senator
  • Susan Barnes-Gelt, former Denver City Council member
  • Laurie Beckel, former Clear Creek Board of Education member
  • Jennie Belval, former Boulder Valley Board of Education member
  • Debbie Benefield, former state representative
  • Karen Benker, former Longmont City Council member
  • Lee Berenato, Silver Plume mayor
  • Christine Berg, former Lafayette mayor
  • Jeff Bergeron, Breckenridge Town Council member
  • Elaine Gantz Berman, former State Board of Education member
  • Shannon Bird, state representative
  • Gene Bittner, Holyoke City Council member
  • Kendra Black, Denver City Council member
  • Clint Blackhurst, Brighton City Council member
  • Bennett Boeschenstein, former Grand Junction mayor pro tem
  • Nancy Bogenhagen, former Cheyenne County commissioner
  • Ben Bohmfalk, Carbondale trustee
  • Alice Borodkin, former state representative
  • Beverly Breakstone, former Summit County Assessor
  • Carol Brom, former president, RE-1 Valley Board of Education
  • Bruce Brown, District Attorney for the Fifth Judicial District
  • Cheryl Brown-Kovacic, Salida City Council member
  • Mary Estill Buchanan, former Secretary of State
  • Rene Bullock, former Commerce city mayor pro tem
  • Lezlie Burkley, former Salida Board of Education president
  • Donald Cadwallader, former president, Eaton Board of Education
  • Cindy Carlisle, Boulder City Council member
  • Kathy Chandler-Henry, Eagle County commissioner
  • Jeff Chostner, Pueblo District Attorney
  • Bruce Christensen, former Glenwood Springs mayor
  • Polly Christensen, Longmont mayor pro tem
  • Teresa Coons, former Grand Junction mayor
  • Lois Court, state senator
  • Aimee Cox, former Manitou Springs mayor pro tem
  • David Crespin, Fort Lupton City Council
  • Kathleen Curry, former state representative
  • Kristina Daniel, Alamosa City Council member
  • Frank Daniels, former Mesa County District Attorney
  • Thomas Davidson, Summit County commissioner
  • Mitchell Davis, Palmer Lake trustee
  • Roxie Deane, former Eagle mayor
  • Daymond Deatrich, Flagler trustee
  • Mat DeGraaf, Pagosa Springs Town Council member
  • Cindy Domenico, former Boulder County commissioner
  • Nate Donovan, Poudre Board of Education
  • Maureen Dower, Berthoud trustee
  • Jim Engelken, former Steamboat Springs council member
  • Ron Engels, Chair, Gilpin County Board of commissioners
  • Rafael Espinoza, Denver City Council member
  • Antonio Esquibel, Northglenn City Council member
  • Tony Exum, state representative
  • Kathy Farley, former Pueblo County commissioner
  • Dorothea Farris, former Pitkin County commissioner
  • Tom Feldkamp, Bow Mar mayor
  • Jill Fellman, former Jefferson County Board of Education member
  • Ken Fellman, former Arvada mayor
  • Jay Fetcher, former president, Steamboat Springs Board of Education
  • Bob Fifer, Arvada City Council member
  • Skip Fischer, former Adams County commissioner
  • Bill Fisher, former Lakewood City Council member
  • Jaime FitzSimons, Summit County Sheriff
  • Dennis Flores, Pueblo City Council president
  • Val Flores, State Board of Education member
  • Lynne Fox, former Thornton City Council member
  • Bob French, former Summit County commissioner
  • Sara Gagliardi, former state representative
  • Bob Gaiser, former Broomfield City Council member
  • Anthony Garcia, Holly mayor
  • Kathy Gebhardt, Boulder Valley Board of Education Vice president
  • Erin Gigliello, Breckenridge Town Council member
  • Kathy Gilliland, former Loveland mayor
  • Mack Goodman, former Thornton City Council member
  • Sherry Goodman, Thornton City Council member
  • Keith Goodwin, Otero County commissioner
  • Crystal Gray, former Boulder Deputy mayor
  • Peter Groff, former State Senate president
  • Anne Guettler, Garfield RE-2 Board of Education president
  • Susan Gutowsky, Fort Collins City Council member
  • Theresa Hamilton, Rifle mayor pro tem
  • Deanna Hanna, former state senator
  • Terry Hart, Pueblo County commissioner
  • Tom Heffernan, former Ridgway Town Council member
  • Kathryn Heider, former Central city mayor
  • Eva Henry, Adams County commissioner
  • Tony Hernandez, former state representative
  • Jeff Hindman, Berthoud mayor pro tem
  • John Hoffman, former Carbondale trustee
  • Bill Holen, Arapahoe County commissioner
  • Janeece Hoppe, Wheat Ridge mayor pro tem
  • Gerry Horak, former Fort Collins mayor pro tem
  • Lynn Horner, La Junta mayor
  • Tresi Houpt, former Garfield County commissioner
  • Pam Howard, Thompson Board of Education Vice president
  • Evie Hudak, former state senator
  • Debi Hunter-Holen, former Aurora City Council member
  • Steve Ivancie, former Routt County commissioner
  • Nancy Jackson, Arapahoe County commissioner
  • Leah Johnson, Loveland City Council member
  • Matt Johnston, Brighton City Council member
  • Joel Judd, former state representative
  • Daniel Kagan, former state senator
  • PK Kaiser, Arapahoe County Assessor
  • Jeannie Kaplan, former Denver Board of Education member
  • David Karisny, Fruita Town Council member
  • Will Karspeck, Berthoud mayor
  • Paul Kashmann, Denver City Council member
  • Ty Keel, Cortez Town Council member
  • John Kefalas, Larimer County commissioner
  • Peggy Kerns, former House Minority Leader
  • Cathy Kipp, state representative
  • Kevin Kreeger, Broomfield City Council member
  • Brian Laak, Berthoud trustee
  • Jacob LaBure, Lakewood City Council member
  • Kizzen Laki, Crestone trustee
  • Harriet LaMair, former Cherry Hills Village City Council member
  • Elisabeth Lawrence, Summit County commissioner
  • Pete Lee, state senator
  • Meredith Leighty, Northglenn City Council member
  • Karen Leonhart, Fruita Town Council member
  • Kevin Leung, Douglas County Board of Education member
  • Anna Lord, former president, Manitou Springs Board of Education
  • Mamie Lynch, former Archuleta County commissioner
  • Sandra Maez, Ignacio trustee
  • Jerry Mallett, former Chaffee County commissioner
  • Dennis Maloney, Louisville City Council member
  • Bennet Manvel, former Fort Collins City Council member
  • Sweetie Marbury, former Durango mayor
  • Kayla Marcella, Lake County commissioner
  • Tina Marquis, Boulder Valley Board of Education president
  • Rosemary Marshall, former state representative
  • Richard Martyr, St. Vrain Valley Board of Education member
  • Mike May, former House Minority Leader
  • Denny McCloskey, former Broomfield City Council member
  • Sean McCoy, former Longmont City Council member
  • Carol McDermott, former Montrose mayor pro tem
  • Jason McEldowney, former Commerce City Council member
  • Buffie McFadyen, former state representative and Pueblo County commissioner
  • Anne McGihon, former state representative
  • Robert McVay, Hot Sulphur Springs mayor
  • Paula Medina, La Jara mayor pro tem
  • Arn Menconi, former Eagle County commissioner
  • Michael Merrifield, former state senator
  • Vic Meyers, former Trinidad Board of Education member
  • Carl Miller, former state representative
  • Dot Miller, Arvada City Council member
  • Diane Mitsch Bush, former state representative
  • Doug Monger, Routt County commissioner
  • Jim Montoya, former Las Animas County commissioner
  • Candace Moon, Centennial City Council member
  • Vorry Moon, former Centennial City Council member
  • Lisa Morzel, Boulder City Council member
  • Andrew Muckle, former Superior mayor
  • Jeanne Nicholson, former state senator
  • Chris Nicoll, Pueblo City Council president
  • Del Olivas, Pueblo County Treasurer
  • Garrison Ortiz, Pueblo County commissioner
  • Gilbert Ortiz Jr., Pueblo County Clerk
  • Karen Oxman, former Golden mayor pro tem
  • Larry Pace, former Adams County commissioner
  • Pat Pascoe, former state senator
  • Bill Patterson, former Montrose County commissioner
  • Dennis Pearson, Eads Town Council member
  • Joan Peck, Longmont City Council member
  • Cherylin Peniston, former state representative
  • Kathy Plomer, president, Adams 12 Board of Education
  • Bob Poirot, former Clear Creek County commissioner
  • Karen Ragland, St. Vrain Valley Board of Education member
  • Tom Redder, former state representative
  • Tim Redmond, Hayden Town Council member
  • Peggy Reeves, former state senator
  • Paul Reich, Telluride Board of Education Secretary/Treasurer
  • Millie Renke, former Gilcrest trustee
  • Joe Reorda, former Trinidad mayor
  • Rachel Richards, Aspen City Council member
  • Jim Riesberg, former state representative
  • Jim Rizzuto, former state senator
  • Jeanne Robb, former president, Denver City Council
  • Mark Romanowski, former Johnstown mayor
  • Chuck Rose, former Salida mayor
  • Dave Rose, former Brighton mayor
  • Wilma Rose, former Brighton City Council member
  • Su Ryden, former state representative
  • John Salazar, former Congressman
  • Bernadette Saleh, Sheridan Board of Education president
  • Leroy Sandoval, former Otero County commissioner
  • Kitty Sargent, Boulder Valley Board of Education member
  • David Schanzenbaker, Pagosa Springs Town Council member
  • Auden Schendler, Basalt Town Council member
  • Kyle Schlacter, Littleton City Council member
  • Jim Schmidt, Crested Butte mayor
  • Andy Schultheiss, former Boulder City Council member
  • Lawrence Sena, former Las Animas mayor
  • Ron Slinger, former Gilpin County commissioner
  • Marjorie Sloan, Golden mayor
  • Myrrl Smith, Blanca mayor
  • Patsie Smith, former Hugo mayor
  • Sandy Smith, former vice president, Archuleta County Board of Education
  • Marc Snyder, state representative
  • Judy Solano, former state representative
  • John Soper, former state representative
  • Jim Starr, former Gunnison County commissioner
  • Paula Stepp, Glenwood Springs City Council member
  • Karn Stiegelmeyer, Summit County commissioner
  • Bill Stirling, former Aspen mayor
  • Anna Stout, Grand Junction City Council member
  • Dan Stuart, former Manitou Springs mayor
  • Stacy Suniga, Greeley City Council member
  • Mary Beth Susman, Denver City Council member
  • Robert Symons, Yampa mayor
  • Jan Tanner, former president, Colorado Springs District 11 Board of Education
  • Abel Tapia, former state senator
  • Kirk Taylor, Pueblo County Sheriff
  • Chaz Tedesco, Adams County commissioner
  • Karen Teja, former Colorado Springs District 11 Board of Education member
  • Nancy Tellez, former president, Poudre Board of Education
  • Casey Tighe, Jefferson County commissioner
  • Tom Tobiassen, former RTD board member
  • Lois Tochtrop, former state senator
  • Chris Tookey, Silverton mayor
  • Donald Valdez, state representative
  • Bill Vidal, former Denver mayor
  • Val Vigil, former state representative
  • Sharon Vincent, Lakewood City Council member
  • Rick Voorhees, Glenwood City Council member
  • Deborah Wallace, former Aurora City Council member
  • Tim Waters, Longmont City Council member
  • Paul Weissmann, Boulder County Treasurer
  • Randy Wheelock, Clear Creek County commissioner
  • Wally White, former La Plata County commissioner
  • Jacque Whitsitt, Basalt mayor
  • Jenny Willford, Northglenn City Council member
  • Suzanne Williams, former state senator
  • Roger Wilson, former state representative
  • Sue Windels, former state senator
  • Dean Wingfield, Yuma County commissioner
  • Cheryl Wink, Englewood City Council member
  • Chris Wiseman, Pueblo County commissioner
  • Dottie Woltemath, former president, Julesburg Board of Education
  • Kathi Wright, Loveland City Council member
  • Ruth Wright, former House Minority Leader
  • Genevieve Yellowman, Rico trustee
  • Luis Yllanes, Carbondale trustee
  • Jerry Yocom, former Gilpin County Board of Education member
  • Larry Zaragoza, La Jara mayor

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