Jena Griswold, the Democratic Nominee for Colorado Secretary of State, grew up in a working class family in rural Colorado, in Estes Park. She tells KGNU’s Tish Beauford that she was inspired to be the first person in her family to go to a four-year college and then law school, because she wanted to help even the playing field for Coloradans.
She started her legal career practicing international anti-corruption law, and then began working on elections as a voter protection attorney for President Obama. Griswold also served as the Director of the Governors’ DC Office.
Griswold says she is running as the Democratic candidate in the Colorado Secretary of State’s race because she “believe(s) that every eligible Coloradan should have their voice heard. That’s why I plan to expand automatic voter registration. I plan to stop secret political spending in Colorado elections and to make the Secretary of State’s office into a business resource center for first-time business owners and entrepreneurs.”