The Green Party of Colorado placed Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke (V.P.) on the Colorado ballot for U.S. President. Nader got 5.2 percent of the Colo. vote, or 91,326 votes. Nationally, Nader/LaDuke got 2.7% of the vote. Nader/LaDuke got 10% or more of the vote in 10 out of 63 Colorado counties, and Colorado overall tied for 7th in the nation for the highest Nader votes by percentage. San Miguel County got 17.2% of county residents to vote Green for Nader, the largest percentage for a county in the nation. Nader visited Colorado twice in the campaign holding rallies in Denver and Montrose, and the Nader 2000 campaign opened a state campaign office in Denver on Speer Blvd.
Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke were nominated for President and Vice President and a new Green Party platform was approved in June 2000.
Denver was the site of the Green Party National Convention June 24-25, 2000. The convention was a huge success with attendance of 1,000 people and all the national media.
Art Goodtimes was overwhelmingly re-elected in the Nov 7, 2000 election to his second term as San Miguel County Commissioner in southwestern Colorado. Goodtimes garnered 69% of the vote in rural San Miguel County and is first elected Green county commissioner in Colorado history.
Ron Forthofer ran for Colorado 2nd Congressional District in the Nov 2000 election. Ron was third, receiving 4.4% of the vote, or about 12,400 votes statewide. In Boulder, 15% of those who voted on election day voted for Forthofer. Forthofer’s article on The Necessity and Responsibility of Free and Independent Media
Jim Lamb was elected to the Breckenridge Town Council on April 4, 2000 to a four year term. He ran in a contested race on a Green Party platform.
Robert Kelly-Goss was elected to the Minturn Town Council on April 4, 2000 to a four year term. He ran in a contested race on a Green Party platform.