A humble Christian man who seeks to draw Colorado back from becoming California.
Greg Lopez is the GOP candidate for Governor of all of Colorado because “it’s about all of us”.
A loving husband (married to Lisa for 30 years) and
father of two grown children.
He is the candidate who, with very little funding, defeated 5 candidates to get onto the primary ballet through the power of his vision and message.
A proud veteran of the US Air Force
He is the only GOP candidate who can win the general election because he will draw more unaffiliated and minority voters than any other candidate will.
The former mayor/city manager of Parker Colorado.
A former board member and President of the Denver
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
The former President of the Rocky Mountain Minority
Supply Development Council.
The former Colorado Director of the US Small Business
A small business owner.
A candidate for Governor of Colorado
About Greg Lopez & Where He Stands on the Issues
WHAT I WILL DO
While the general assembly passed legislation in an attempt to address the issue pertaining to PERA, it did not fully resolve the issue. As Governor, I believe we still have a lot of work to do to solve the issue pertaining to PERA. We need to restructure the board of trustees to better address the management of the fund. I will be diligent in finding a solution that both honors the states commitment and the financial assurance of the retirees.
I am a strong advocate for maintaining and improving the roads of our great state, as this is vitally important to our economy. Most items purchased in Colorado are delivered by truck, which requires our bridges and roads to be consistently maintained and kept safe. Our tourist industry also demands improved infrastructure for healthy commerce and return visitors. GI pledge never to ignore or play politics with transportation. Instead, my commitment is to review and advocate for the non-negotiable elements of Colorado’s transportation health.
I received at A-rating from the NRA, because I believe the 2nd Amendment contains the 27 most powerful words in our Bill of Rights. The world’s greatest tragedies resulting from tyranny were enabled by seizing guns from the citizenry. Among the reasons why our countrymen are secure today can be credited to the 2nd Amendment. I will always protect the right to keep and bear arms.
I support charter schools, vouchers and other innovations benefiting the educational needs of students. As former director of the ACE scholarships program, I recognize that for poor minority families, school choice works. Making pay for performance, and the teaching of skills for “real life” jobs, for those who may choose a career in the trades, rather than attending college will be my top priority.
As Governor, I will make sure the state makes advances on this issue of water. I will identify revenue streams within the state budget which may be redirected to ensure water resources are protected, so both rural and urban Colorado will benefit.
I will work with the state’s Small Business Development Center network, the Colorado Minority Business Office, and the Director of the Colorado Small Business Administration. Simply, we will stimulate economic growth in the 64 counties across Colorado! 98% of all entity filings in Colorado represent small business.
I support TABOR. And believe there is plenty of revenue in the state to handle our needs.However, I will look at ways to reform our tax system. I believe in small government and limited spending. My top priority is to cut the fat and redirect funds to transportation and other areas that are of high priority for the people of Colorado.
I am opposed to cities or states giving undocumented immigrants sanctuary. Our Constitution assures equality under the law, it does not indicate some, especially those here illegally, should be given extra rights over others.
Health care cost have gotten out of control and we need to ensure that individuals, families and seniors are able to find affordable health care. I will collaborate with our state’s top health officials, our Congressional Delegation, and other community and sector leaders to discover and implement quality healthcare solutions that work for everyone on in Colorado
I have great concerns over retail (so-called “recreational”) marijuana, and its impact on children and the potential progression to drug addiction and behavioral health issues. Therefore, I am opposed to “recreational” marijuana. The term gives the impression that this is something to do for fun. However, I will uphold this Amendment to our Constitution and look for ways to protect our children from addiction.
I believe in immigration, recognizing that we are a country of immigrants. I come from a family of immigrants. I am a strong supporter of the Constitution and the rule of law. I support the US Government’s efforts to significantly reduce the ability for people to come or stay in our country illegally, including building a wall where our border agents tell us it will be effective.
As Governor, I will work with focus groups and the legislature to resolve the "gun violence" issue, while protecting the second amendment and the fourth amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Colorado “Red Flag” gun bill known as House Bill 18-1436 would have jeopardized a person’s right to due process and I was against it.
Colorado's coal production rose during President Trump's first year in office, and our state’s data shows for the first 10 months of 2017, coal production totaled about 12.7 million tons, just shy of the 12.8 million tons for all of 2016. Production is up at the two top-producing mines, with Arch Coal's West Elk Mine in the North Fork Valley producing more than 4 million tons last year through October, and Peabody Energy's Foidel Creek Mine in Routt County producing 3.3 million tons. These are the trends that are necessary and valuable to keeping the Main Streets of our counties open for business! Rest assured, when I am Governor, I will be a vocal and proactive proponent for President Trump’s decision to lift job-killing rules wherever they exist.