Contact: Jessica Goad, 720-206-4235
Date: November 7, 2017

Conservation Colorado Applauds Wins of Murillo and Johnston in Aurora City Council Races

Crystal Murillo and Nicole Johnston have announced winning their respective races in the Aurora City Council Wards I and II elections.

“This is an incredibly exciting day for Aurora,” said Micha Rosenoer, Front Range Field Manager at Conservation Colorado. “Crystal and Nicole will bring a much-needed focus on diversity and inclusivity to the Aurora City Council, and will be champions on issues including oil and gas, transportation, growth, and social and environmental justice.”

 

“This election is also an important triumph of progressive values and people-power over oil and gas-backed interests,” Rosenoer continued. “Despite industry front group Vital for Colorado investing hundreds of thousands of dollars on these and other local races at the eleventh hour, voters ultimately picked candidates who pledged to stand up for our right to clean air, open spaces, and healthy communities.”

Aurora Wards I and II were Conservation Colorado’s first-ever municipal endorsements. The organization had a 90 percent win rate in the 2016 elections, with 54 out of 60 endorsed candidates winning their races.