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Andrew Romanoff steps down as president of Mental Health Colorado, announces Senate run

Posted at 2:37 PM, Feb 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 06:46:52-05
Andrew Romanoff
Andrew Romanoff (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

DENVER – Mental Health Colorado announced Thursday that President and CEO Andrew Romanoff is stepping down as Romanoff announced that he is running to unseat Sen. Cory Gardner in 2020.

Romanoff led the organization for the last four years and previously served as the Colorado Speaker of the House from 2005 to 2008. He served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 2001 to 2008. Romanoff’s announcement is his latest attempt to be elected to Congress.

In a news release, Romanoff said he would support Medicare for all, a green new deal to increase use of renewable energy and immigration reform with a path to citizenship.

He lost to Michael Bennet in the 2010 Democratic primary, and he later lost a challenge to Republican Mike Coffman in 2014 for a seat in the U.S. House.

Former State Sen. Mike Johnston, Colorado Parent Coalition Executive Director Lorena Garcia, University of Denver professor and scientist Trish Zornio and Navy veteran Keith Pottratz are all vying for the Democratic nomination.