PRESS RELEASE from Romney for President


CONTACT: Romney Press Office

February 4, 2012

Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today announced additional Colorado current and former elected leaders supporting his campaign.
“The endorsements by these leaders from all across Colorado are a sign that my message of smaller government is resonating with Coloradans,” said Mitt Romney. “Colorado will be an important state in our efforts to bring conservative change to Washington. I look forward to working with these leaders in that effort.”
Announcing his support, State Representative Kevin Priola said, “So many leaders in Colorado support Mitt Romney because he is the only candidate who will be able to fix the mess in Washington. President Obama came to Colorado four years ago and made promises to Coloradans that he has not kept. Instead of fixing our economy, President Obama has only grown government and made job creation more difficult. Mitt Romney spent most of his life in the private sector and knows how jobs are created because he has had one. He will use the lessons he learned in the private sector to grow our economy and bring jobs to Colorado. That is why I support Mitt Romney and urge Coloradans to support him Tuesday – our country deserves a leader like him.”
Colorado Elected Officials And Leaders Endorsing Mitt Romney:
·         Erik Hansen, Adams County Commissioner
·         Matt Heimerich, former Crowley County Commissioner
·         John Odom, Jefferson County Commissioner
·         Wayne Williams, El Paso County Clerk
·         Jean White, State Senator
·         Tom Massey, State Representative
·         Spencer Swalm, State Representative
·         Mark Waller, State Representative
·         Cheri Gerou, State Representative
·         Larry Liston, State Representative
·         Kevin Priola, State Representative
·         Jim Kerr, State Representative
·         Carole Murray, State Representative
·         Rob Witwer, former State Representative
·         Dan May, 4th Judicial District Attorney
·         Ben Nighthorse Campbell, former US Senator
·         Frances Owens, former First Lady of Colorado
·         Marti Allbright Whitmore, former Chief Deputy Attorney General of Colorado
Colorado Elected Officials and Leaders Already Endorsing Mitt Romney:
·         Senator Hank Brown
·         Governor Bill Owens
·         Senator Wayne Allard
·         Attorney General John Suthers
·         Congressman Bob Beauprez
·         Claudia Beauprez
·         Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton
·         University Of Colorado Regent-At-Large Steve Bosley
·         Colorado Speaker of the House Frank McNulty
·         Scott Gessler, Colorado Secretary of State
·         Kyle Hybl, CU Regent, 5th Congressional District
·         Nancy Spence, State Senator
·         B.J. Nikkel, House Majority Whip
·         Cindy Acree, State Representative
·         Robert Ramirez, State Representative
·         Bob Balink, El Paso County Treasurer
·         Jack Hilbert, Douglas County Commissioner
·         Barbara Brewer, Mesa County Assessor
·         Garry Brewer, Former Mesa County GOP Chairman
·         Katie Witt, Longmont City Council Member
·         Leondray Gholston, Romney for President Colorado Grassroots Chairman
·         John Carson, President, Douglas County Board of Education
·         Dan Gerken, Vice President, Douglas County Board of Education
·         Doug Benevento, Director, Douglas County Board of Education
·         Meghann Silverthorn, Director, Douglas County Board of Education
·         Kevin P. Larsen, Director, Douglas County Board of Education
·         Justin G. Williams, Director, Douglas County Board of Education
·         Craig V. Richardson, Director, Douglas County Board of Education
·         Greg Maffei, CEO, Liberty Media Corporation
·         Philip F. Anschutz, Chairman & CEO, The Anschutz Company
·         Wil Armstrong, CEO Blueberry Systems, LLC
·         Bob Manning, Managing Principal, M2P Capital
·         W.  Phillip Marcum, Denver
·         Mike Moniz, CEO, Circadence
·         Gary A. Wright, CEO G.A. Wright, Inc.
·         Jim Possehl, Chairman of the Board, Republic Financial Corporation
·         John M. Fox, Chairman, Mak-J Energy
·         David D. Jenkins, Partner, Norwood Development
·         Steve Lockton, Exec. Vice President, Lockton Companies, LLC
·         John Sevo, Managing Director, Spectrum Retirement
·         Jack Overstreet, President, Next-Energy, LLC
·         Travis Martinez, Owner of Urban West LLC
·         Paul Archer, Owner, Automated Business Products
·         Don Bailey, Chairman & CEO, Triton Investments
·         Scott Congel, Chairman, SRC Development, LLC
·         Jim Hooper, Attorney, Wheeler, Trigg O’Donnell LLP
·         Lou Hutchison, Co-Founder, HealthTrans & CEO, Apokalyyis, Inc.
·         Bill Hybl, Colorado Springs
·         JJ Ament, Littleton, CO
·         Ralph Klomp, Owner, Trice Jewelers
·         Bruce Payne, President & Chief Financial Officer, Laramie Energy
·         Charlie McNeil, CEO, NexGen Resources Corporation
·         Kevin Mitchell, Partner, RedCloud Capital, LLC
·         Blair Richardson, Managing Partner, Bow River Capital
·         Bill Smith, President, Wm. Smith & Co.
·         Walker Stapleton, Colorado Treasurer
·         Paul Zecchi, CEO & President, Central Resources, Inc.
·         Earl Wright, CEO, AMG National Bank
·         Carl Williams, Retired CEO, Carl M. Williams & Assoc., Inc.
·         Bob Greenlee, Managing Partner, Greenlee Capital Partners, LLLP
·         Max Caulkins, Principal, Thrumcap Capital
·         Ted Millice, President, The Millice Group, Ltd.
·         Victor Mitchell, CEO & Chairman, Relogic
·         Kevin O’Hara, CEO, Integra Telecom
·         Jerry Natividad, President, American Facility Services Group, Inc.
·         John Harpole, CEO, Mercator Energy
·         Thomas Roche, CEO, Roche Constructors, Inc.
·         Dick Robinson, Robinson Dairy
·         Doug Robinson, Managing Director, St. Charles Capital
·         Dick Saunders, Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Saunders Construction
·         Jon L. Kinning, Vice President, RK Mechanical, Inc.
·         Charlie Peck, CEO, Destination Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
·         Neal Groff, Founder & Chairman, The Madison Group
·         Katherine Loo, Colorado Springs
·         Jay Cimino, CEO, Phil Long Dealerships
*Company/business names are provided for identification purposes only.