Greeley, CO – Former Colorado Governor Bill Owens announced today he is endorsing Weld County Commissioner Barb Kirkmeyer in the race to replace Fourth Congressional District Representative Cory Gardner.
“Barb Kirkmeyer is clearly the most qualified candidate in the race,” said Governor Owens. “Who else do you want to send to Washington to represent one of the nation’s largest Agriculture districts in the country than someone who has made a living milking cows on a dairy farm? Who else do you want to send to Washington to represent the 4th Congressional District, which has more small businesses than almost any other district in the country, than someone who successfully started from scratch and ran a small business? And who else do you want to send to Washington to deal with our national debt than a County Commissioner from the only county in the United States that has no debt, no county sales tax and actually gives a tax refund annually?”
The former Governor said that he has had the opportunity to work with Commissioner Kirkmeyer closely over the last two decades and has always been impressed by her professionalism, work ethic and ability to get things done.
“I have seen firsthand her professionalism, work ethic and leadership skills,” said Owens. “In 2005, I asked Barb Kirkmeyer to lead Colorado’s effort to assist New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Due to her leadership, Colorado had one of the best organized efforts in bringing assistance to those impacted by one of the worst natural disasters in our nation’s history.”
Earlier this week, Kirkmeyer became the first candidate to qualify for the Republican primary ballot when she submitted over 1,600 signatures, collected through an all-volunteer effort in each of the 22 counties in the 4th Congressional District.