Monday, August 2, 2010


Rowland: "Experience matters. Jane is the only candidate in this race with a record of cutting budgets"

DENVER, CO – Today Jane Norton, candidate for the U.S. Senate, announced a wide range of local elected leaders from large and small counties and all corners of the state who are endorsing her candidacy.
“A lot of candidates talk grassroots, but it doesn't get more grassroots than county commissioners and city mayors," Norton said. "I am honored to have the support of so many of Colorado’s elected officers, and I look forward to working closely with them once elected.”

Here’s what local government officials are saying about Jane:

“As the mayor of a small town, I appreciate that Jane recognizes the importance of small government and local control,” said Mayor of Severance Don Brookshire.

“I’m proud that Jane Norton hails from the Western Slope,” said Montrose County Commissioner Ron Henderson. “She is the most qualified candidate in this race and is the one who can take back the U.S. Senate seat for conservatives in CO.”

“Experience matters. Jane is the only candidate in this race with a record of cutting budgets,” said Mesa County Commissioner Janet Rowland. “She's clearly the right person to send to D.C. to combat the out-of-control spending going on there.”

"I have worked with Jane before on energy issues, and I appreciate that she understands the needs of rural Colorado," said Alamosa County Commissioner Darius H. Allen. "Jane's support of an all-of-the-above approach to energy is just what Colorado needs."

“Jane has a strong record of reducing budgets,” said Fountain City Council Member Lois Landgraf. “She is exactly what we need in Washington today.”

The List of Local Government Officials endorsing Norton include: Alamosa County Commissioner Darius H. Allen, Arapahoe County Clerk Nancy Doty, Arapahoe County Commissioner Rod Bockenfield, Mayor of Greenwood Village Nancy Sharpe, Mayor of Centennial Cathy Noon, Delta County Commissioner Bruce Hovde, Mayor of Glendale Mike Dunafon, John Carson Douglas Board of Education, Douglas County Commissioner Jack Hilbert, Douglas County Commissioner Jill Repella, Director of the Douglas Board of Education Doug Benevento, Douglas County Treasurer Sharon K. Jones, Vice-Mayor of Colorado Springs Larry Small, El Paso County Clerk Robert C. Balink, El Paso County Commissioner Jim Bensberg, El Paso County Commissioner Dennis Hisey, El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen, El Paso County Commissioner Wayne Williams, Fountain City Council Member At Larger Lois Landgraf, Mayor of Fountain Jeri Howells, El Paso County Treasurer Sandra J. Damron, Jefferson County Commissioner Kevin McCasky, Mesa County Commissioner Janet Rowland, Fruita City Council Stacey Mascarenas, Fruita City Council Terry Moss, Mayor of Fruita Ken Henry, Mesa State Board of Education for the Third District Marcia Neal, Montrose County Commissioner Ron Henderson, Pueblo City Council Member Chris Kaufman, Pueblo City Council Member Vera Ortegon, Teller County Commissioner Bob Campbell, Weld County Council Member John Kivimaki, Mayor of Severance Don Brookshire, and Mayor of Greeley Tom Norton.