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J.J. Ament backed by 3 U.S Senators, Bill Owens, 50 current, former Colorado legislators

J.J. Ament may not have the family wealth that his opponents do, but his cup runneth over with endorsements from three former GOP U.S. senators, former governor and treasurer, Bill Owens, and 50 current and former members of the state legislature, he announced. Press release is below the jump:

 Centennial - The Ament for Treasurer campaign released an All-Star Team of GOP leadership endorsements today highlighting the broad appeal Ament’s campaign has already generated across the state.  “Leadership from all over Colorado is coming together in support of J. J. Ament and his message of putting sound fiscal policy ahead of politics in the State Treasury,” said Jesse Mallory, Ament’s campaign manager.  “As the caucuses approach, Republicans are clearly uniting behind J. J. Ament.”

The Ament campaign’s All-Star Leadership Team includes:

 U.S. Senators Wayne Allard, Bill Armstrong and Hank Brown, Governor (and former State Treasurer) Bill Owens, First Lady Frances Owens, Attorney General John Suthers, Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry and former Senate President John Andrews, more than 50 current & former Republican legislators, two former Deputy State Treasurers, and dozens of regionally and locally elected Republican officials.

The entire list of leadership endorsements is available ; The campaign will be releasing its list of business & industry and community activist supporters next month.

 J. J. Ament would be the first State Treasurer in more than forty years who has a professional background in finance and investment banking.

“Not everyone knows what our State Treasurer does or needs to do to be effective for Colorado taxpayers,” Mallory said.  “The people on this list do know, and they all agree that J. J. Ament is the most qualified candidate for the job.”

In Colorado, Ament’s provided financial services for Colorado State University in Fort Collins and Pueblo, the University of Colorado, Mesa State College, Colorado Springs Utilities, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the State of Colorado, and others.  He has nearly ten years of experience working specifically in public finance and maintained licenses for Series 7 (general securities license), Series 53 (municipal securities supervision & management) and Series 63 (state laws).

He is running for the Republican nomination for State Treasurer.  For more information please visit

Ament’s opponents in the race for the GOP’s nomination are Walker Stapleton and Ali Hasan. Both are expected to use both contributions and family money to finance their high-budget campaigns. Stapleton’s campaign noted that so far it has raised most of its money from outside sources. In 2006, the candidates for Treasurer spent between $350,000 and $400,000 on their campaigns. This year, some candidates are expecting to spend as much as $650,000. 

Posted by Donald E. L. Johnson on 02/23/2010 at 11:40 AM


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