Co-Coordinating Captain: Susan Johnson
Susan joined Our Revolution Metro Denver in 2018 and became Co-Coordinating Captain in 2020. She was active in Education issues, opposing the privatization of public education and managing Carrie Olson’s 2017 Denver School Board Campaign, the first pro-public-education, anti-reform, grassroots candidate to beat a reform candidate in Denver, despite being outspent 5-to-1. Susan was a Colorado State Convention delegate for Bernie Sanders in 2016 and 2020. She is a tireless campaigner, knocking on thousands of doors for candidates like Carrie Olson, Representative Emily Sirota, and Radhika Nath, and ran Our Revolution phone banks for Joe Salazar for Attorney General. She is a technical operations manager for a software company in Seattle.
Communications Captain: Gary Kahn
Gary Kahn actively campaigned for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns. He has worked with Our Revolution Metro Denver on committees focusing on endorsements, communications, policy, and rules since January of 2017. Gary lives in Ken Caryl Ranch.
Owen Perkins joined the Our Revolution Metro Denver Council in 2019 and took on the role of Communications Captain in 2020. He was a Bernie delegate to the Colorado State Convention in 2016 and was a Bernie delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2020. Owen is a journalist and political consultant/campaign manager, and he was a candidate for State Representative in 2014. Owen was part of the leadership team for the statewide ColoradoCare (Amendment 69) campaign for universal health care in 2016 and managed the victorious campaigns for the Democracy For The People (Denver’s Publicly Financed Campaign Finance Reform) in 2018 and Let Denver Vote (on any public spending related to hosting the Olympics in Denver) in 2019. He was part of the petition committee and leadership team for the Right to Survive campaign in 2019, seeking to end the criminalization of homelessness in Denver. Owen was trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader in 2017, and is the President of CleanSlateNow Action, focusing on campaign finance reform at the local, state, and national levels.
Co-Coordinating Captain: Weston Roberts
From a young age, Weston Roberts has always actively discussed and studied politics. He earned a BA in international affairs in 2015, but he didn’t really begin engaging in politics until Bernie’s first run for President. Bernie’s 2016 campaign was the catalyst for Weston to push for change from the bottom up. Since then, he’s stood with Standing Rock, marched with BLM, volunteered for several local campaigns, and served as a Bernie 2020 national delegate. As an events coordinator, he hopes to inspire more young people to engage in local politics and direct action and promote volunteership for grassroots candidates.
Volunteer Captain: Terry Tucker
Terry Tucker was a Bernie Sanders National Delegate in 2016 and 2020. She was elected as a Democratic National Committee Member in 2016 and served until 2020. She served on the National Platform Committee in 2016 and again in 2020. Terry was on the State Committee for the Working Families Party. She has been a JeffCo Dems Outreach Committee member. She is a JDLI Member. Terry is a longtime progressive politics activist. She lives in Jefferson County.
Cleo Dioletis is a long-time social and political activist in the areas of civil rights, anti-fracking, and anti-war. She began working on the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2015, and worked again on the 2020 campaign. She was a Bernie delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2016. She is a member of DSA and has served on the Executive Steering Committee of the Colorado Working Families Party. Cleo joined Our Revolution Metro Denver at its inception and was a Council member starting in 2017.
Steven Douglas served 8 years as a City of Commerce City Councilmember. He was a former board member for Commerce City Housing Authority and serves on the National League of Cities on the Federal Advocacy Committee for Transportation and Infrastructure Services and the Federal Advocacy for Energy, Environment, and Nature Resources Committee. Mr. Douglas served on the Commerce City Legislative Committee, Northeast Transportation Connection, and the Colorado Municipal League Policy Committee. Mr. Douglas is very involved in the present and future visions of infrastructure throughout the City of Commerce City. He serves on the Regional Air Quality Council as a representative of local government in the Denver metropolitan area. Former E-470 Board Member, Adams County Homelessness Task Force Member, former annual Memorial Day Parade Committee Member, former Police Pension Board, former Evaluation Committee for the City Manager, City Attorney, and Municipal Court Judge, former Legislative Committee, former Education Commission, former Northeast Transportation Connection, former Founding Member of the Commerce City Historical Society, former Colorado Municipal League Policy Committee, former Commerce City Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Member, and former Commerce City Retreat Planning Committee Advisor.
Nita Lynch is the founder and a past Coordinating Captain of Our Revolution Metro Denver. She was a Bernie Sanders National Delegate to the 2016 and the 2020 Democratic National Convention and was elected as one of the 9 Colorado electors for the Presidential election in 2020. She currently serves on the Colorado Democratic State Central Committee. As an avid volunteer activist, she has organized numerous canvass and phone bank events for candidates and ballot initiatives and has traveled to other states as a volunteer. One of her proudest was traveling to Standing Rock to deliver supplies and to stand with the “Water Protectors.” She is the owner of a consulting business for HUD Housing Authorities. In previous years she was the Program Manager for a Public Housing Authority, an addictions counselor, a high school science teacher, and a caseworker in a Teen Parenting Program. She loves chocolate, lattes, her dog, and her five grandkids!
Skip Madsen is a lifetime progressive activist. He participated in the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on the Rules Committee and was a Bernie Sanders National Delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Skip has been the Chair of the Colorado Democratic Party Rules Committee since 2016. He is a founder of Democracy Enter Colorado (DECO). Skip lives in Denver.
Ben Nash is Our Revolution Metro Denver’s first Associate Council Member. He was inspired to activism by the example of Bernie Sanders and AOC and by their commitment to a legitimate progressive movement. Ben is active with Public Interest Network and Omidyar Network, and took on a leadership role with the Student Conservation Association. He also recently started a political philosophy reading group. Ben joined ORMD in 2020. He is a resident of Brighton, Colorado.
Jeeva Senthilnathan is currently one of the head youth organizers for the Colorado Climate Strikes and Rallies and she has helped to organize and participate in a number of rallies and strikes including “Black Lives Matter” and rallies in support of teacher’s strikes for the past several years. She was a Colorado High School Democrat State Officer and ran as a high school senior for Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic National Convention, winning Colorado’s 4th Congressional at age 17 and was eligible because she turned 18 before the November elections. Jeeva was awarded the prestigious Murphy Roberts Young Volunteer of the Year Award by the Colorado State Democratic party at the Third Annual Obama Dinner. She is now a freshman student at the Colorado School of Mines, studying Computer Science with a Research Focus and is also a small business owner. Jeeva is running for the Parker Town Council in a special election in April of 2021. She joined the Our Rev Metro Denver Council to actively participate in helping progressives win locally and nationwide.
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