Mike Johnston has picked up key early endorsements for his U.S. Senate bid, showing growing momentum for his campaign among current and former elected officials and community leaders across Colorado. The endorsements follow the campaign’s announcement this month that Mike has raised more than $1.8 million toward his Senate bid.
“Mike Johnston has the intelligence, legislative experience, and Colorado heritage required to represent our state in the United States Senate,” said former U.S. Senator Gary Hart. “He will be a Senator who has the interest of all of us, not some special interests, in mind.”
“There is no challenge Mike Johnston can’t handle — from taking on the NRA in the State Senate to helping expand opportunities for undocumented students in Colorado. That’s why I know he’s the best person to take on President Trump in Washington,” said former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb. “I’m supporting Mike because he has the determination and leadership ability to face tough challenges and win.”
“I support Mike Johnston because he is a man of great integrity. He is a fierce advocate for social justice,” said former State Senator Irene Aguilar. “As a State Senator, he worked to negotiate progressive policies that benefit Coloradans.”
“I’m humbled by all those who are already backing our campaign,” said Mike Johnston. “One by one, we will continue to earn the support of Coloradans who want a Senator who will run toward our toughest problems and deliver real progressive results.”
Mike began his work in public service as a teacher in one of America’s poorest counties. He returned to Colorado where he worked as a school principal in a juvenile prison and helped turn around a struggling school for immigrant families, making it the first school in state history where 100% of seniors graduated and earned acceptance into college. He served as a top policy adviser to President Obama, and in 2009 decided to run for State Senate.
“I support Mike Johnston because he is a man of great integrity. He is a fierce advocate for social justice. As a State Senator, he worked to negotiate progressive policies that benefit Coloradans.”
Irene Aguilar, former State Senator
As a State Senator Mike co-sponsored legislation mandating universal background checks and proudly supported the measure that imposed a 15-round limit on magazines. He took on the NRA twice—and won. Additionally, he spearheaded the passage of a bill that enabled undocumented high school students to pursue college by granting them the right to pay in-state tuition at all public Colorado colleges. And Mike successfully pushed to increase the state’s renewable energy standards to exceed those outlined in the Paris Climate Accord.
Now Mike is running for U.S. Senate to stand up to Donald Trump and fight for Colorado; he’ll get results on the issues that matter most like climate change, immigration, health care, and guns.
Mike was raised in Eagle County, Colorado, and lives in Northeast Denver with his wife Courtney, a Chief District Attorney, and three children.
For more information on Mike Johnston, mikejohnstonforcolorado.com.
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