Colorado Governor Jared Polis Statement on Failed Recall Efforts of State Senators

DENVER, CO (STL.News) – Colorado Governor Jared Polis Tuesday released the following statement following reports that misguided recall efforts against state Senator Brittany Pettersen and state Senator Pete Lee failed:

“Coloradans are tired of political games and I am pleased to see these sideshows have failed.  Senator Pettersen and Senator Lee are dedicated public servants who work hard every single day for their constituents and their communities.  They have served as thoughtful and strong partners in our administration’s efforts to address the opioid crisis and reform our broken criminal justice system.  This announcement simply reiterates that Coloradans are not interested in divisive politics and distractions that take away from the pressing needs of our state like improving education, solving traffic problems and saving money on health care.  Coloradans want real results and that is what I believe – regardless of political affiliation – we can continue to deliver, together.”