DENVER, CO – September 2, 2015 – At the annual statewide meeting held on August 29, 2015, the Green Party of Colorado (GPCO) has elected a new slate of officers, all focused on the goal of winning vulnerable seats in the state legislature and other partisan offices.
GPCO’s new co-chairs are Bill Bartlett (re-elected) of Greeley, CO; Andrea Merida of Denver, CO. Sean Friend of Centennial was elected Secretary, and Tom Hall of Broomfield was elected Treasurer.
“Someone must speak for the people that work more but have less,” said Bill Bartlett. “The Greens are here to help take our communities back to common sense government that protects and nurtures our resources and future generations.”
“Voter turnout in the November 2014 elections was at an all-time, dismal low,” said Andrea Merida. “We know the real reason is because the corporate duopoly parties no longer represent the interests of Coloradans, and we intend to aggressively advocate for their needs in electoral campaigns all over the state,” Merida continued.
Statistics about the Green Party of Colorado:
- Over 11,000 statewide registered/pre-registered voters
- The largest voter bloc is in Denver county, at nearly 2,000 registered/pre-registered voters
- The second-largest voter bloc is in Boulder county, at more than 1,522 registered/pre-registered voters
- The Green Party of Colorado first achieved Qualified Political Organization status in 1994 and achieved statewide (minor party) ballot status in 1998.