"I am running for Secretary of State to ensure that every Coloradan can exercise his and her constitutional right to vote."

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about jena Griswold

Jena Griswold is a lawyer and small business owner, who has spent her career fighting for justice and fairness. Jena is running for Secretary of State to ensure that every Coloradan can exercise his or her constitutional right to vote, to increase campaign finance transparency, and to make government easier for Coloradans.

Jena grew up in Estes Park, and started working at 12 years old. Growing up working-class, Jena realized that she wanted to help even the playing field for Coloradans. That’s why, after law school, Jena left her law firm to work to protect Coloradans’ voting rights as part of President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign. During that election, she saw firsthand how the Secretary of State’s policies affect the right to vote.  

Jena’s family knows how important voting is to our democracy and our country. Her great-grandparents came to the United States, escaping persecution in Eastern Europe. Against all odds, their deaf son—Jena’s grandpa—was able to get an education, start a business, and raise a family.  Jena’s grandpa taught her the importance of voting and living in a democracy. Jena is now running for Secretary of State to ensure that every eligible Coloradan is able to vote.  

As Secretary of State, Jena will ensure that Colorado has the most secure and accessible elections in the nation. In the last presidential election, the Democratic National Committee and 39 states’ electoral systems were compromised by possible foreign actors. Jena will work relentlessly to enhance our election's cyber security to withstand attacks from domestic agents and foreign agents like Russia.  

Jena will stand up to President Trump, to protect Coloradans’ right to vote and to defend Coloradans’ right to privacy.  Trump established a “Commission on Election Integrity,” claiming millions of illegal votes were cast in the last election. There is absolutely no proof of this. The Commission serves as a pretext to spread the Trump Administration’s falsehoods, and worse, represents an effort to weaken our voting rights. Colorado must resist any attempts by President Trump to disenfranchise voters. As Secretary of State, Jena will stand up against the Trump Administration, and protect Coloradans’ right to vote.

Jena plans to build a more transparent government by making it easier to see dark money’s role in our elections and by supporting a law to require presidential candidates to release their tax returns to get on the Colorado ballot. She will also make the Secretary of State’s Office a resource center for new businesses and entrepreneurs.  

Jena knows that voting is the cornerstone of our democracy, and she is committed to ensuring that every eligible Coloradan can vote.  As Secretary of State, Jena will fight to make Colorado a place where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.


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