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Click below to read the press release from Maria Orms, who announced her campaign for State Senate in Denver’s District 31…
Today, Denver resident, US Air Force veteran, environmental activist, and mother of two U. S. Air Force service women, Maria Orms, has announced her candidacy for the November 2020 election for Colorado State Senate District 31.
Senate District 31 is currently represented by Lois Court (D) who recently announced she would not be running for re-election.
Orms spent her childhood on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. There she witnessed up close the struggles of the American Indian community and developed a passion for fairness, equality, respect for others and the environment. She served in the US Air Force between 1988 and 1991 and Air National Guard between 1991 and 1994. Orms was posted to West Germany in 1989 where she experienced the reunification of a divided country, something that deeply influenced her beliefs and ideals of freedom and democracy.
As a community champion to protect Colorado from harmful oil and gas extraction, Orms has proven she is willing to stand up to corporate greed and political corruption. As a senior manager in the telecommunication industry, she understands the importance of supporting business, while also creating jobs and new opportunities for residents in a sustainable and regenerative manner.
As someone who grew up without healthcare during her teenage years, she is a strong advocate for Medicare For All.
Orms will focus on swiftly moving Colorado to a Green economy and creating policy that effectively responds to the climate crisis. She is committed to being a voice for every resident of
SD 31, particularly those communities that have often not been heard by our legislators.
Orms is on the board of Be the Change Colorado , dedicated to progressive legislation on oil and gas development and green energy. She is also a part of the Colorado Rising coalition that
helped pass SB-181.
While Orms is running as a Democrat, she vows to represent all walks of life and beliefs, knowing that when we work together we can craft superior solutions to the issues of today. She
has already begun talking to groups, cities, officials, and people in the community who are receiving her with open arms as a fresh but strong voice and someone who can follow through
with actions for them.
Maria Orms said, “Colorado is a land FULL of opportunity, it deserves a representative who sees this and is willing to fight for a sustainable environment, community economic investment,
medicare for all, industry diversification, training and educational opportunity, and good jobs with fair wages.” Orms is committed to bring transparency, accountability, effectiveness, and sustainability to the Colorado state legislature, especially with how the budget is managed.”
Democratic Primary will be held on Tuesday, June 30th and General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 alongside the Presidential, and a number of other State and