April 26, 2018 —Today, former CU Regent Joe Neguse announced he has earned the endorsement of US Senator Kamala Harris. Neguse is running to succeed Congressman Jared Polis in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District.
Since taking office, Sen. Harris has introduced and cosponsored legislation to raise wages for working people, reform our broken criminal justice system, make healthcare a right for all Americans, address the epidemic of substance abuse, support veterans and military families, and expand access to childcare for working parents.
“I am proud to endorse Joe because he will be a tireless advocate for the residents of his district. I know he will stand up for the people of Colorado on important issues like protecting the environment and expanding access to healthcare, and I look forward to working with him in Washington, DC” said Senator Harris.
If elected, Neguse, 33, would become the first African-American ever elected to Congress from the State of Colorado, and would be one of the youngest members of Congress. Neguse, whose parents immigrated from Eritrea, is an attorney who previously served as a member of the University of Colorado Board of Regents, representing the 2nd Congressional District for six years from 2009 through 2015. He also co-founded New Era Colorado, the state’s largest youth voter registration and mobilization organization.
“I’m honored to have the support of Senator Harris. She has been an incredible leader in the U.S. Senate, and I am humbled to have the support and guidance of such a fearless leader,” said Neguse.