April 13, 2018 — Tonight, Joe Neguse, former CU Regent for the 2nd Congressional District, garnered immense support from grassroots activists at the Congressional District 2 Assembly in Broomfield. Neguse earned support of 91 percent of the delegates and will be the only candidate moving forward to the June primary ballot through the assembly process. Neguse, 33, is running to succeed Congressman Jared Polis in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, and if elected, would become the first African-American ever elected to Congress from the state of Colorado in its 141-year history. Neguse went solely through the assembly process to place his name on the ballot as he has done in all of his previous elections.
“Having the support of our party’s grassroots is a tremendous honor. I am humbled to have their support moving into the primary.” said Neguse
“The message from the grassroots is clear: people want a new generation of progressive leadership in Washington and they have put their faith and hope in Joe.” said Katie Wallace, Joe Neguse’s Field Director, who works to engage activists and volunteers.
If elected, Neguse, 33, would be one of the youngest members of Congress. Neguse 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. For more information on Joe and for a full list of supporters please visit: http://www.joeneguseforcongress.com/endorsements/