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Colorado NORML endorses Mayoral Candidate Omar Montgomery
Denver, Colorado: The Colorado NORML organization officially endorses Omar Montgomery for Mayor of Aurora in the November of 2019 election. Colorado NORML’s mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to educate the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality cannabis that is safe, convenient and affordable.
“Omar Montgomery has a courageous vision where every person within the city thrives, and nobody is left behind. Embracing cannabis legalization and the benefits economically this industry has brought to Aurora, Omar is a leader who will protect the cannabis consumers giving them a voice. Aurora is the 3rd largest city in Colorado, and Omar will bring smart innovative strategies to how the city develops as it grows.” - Ashley Weber, Executive Director of Colorado NORML
Omar’s focus is in housing, smart growth, infrastructure, and public safety. Spending the last 10 years in a row using as extensive education, nonprofit, and public policy background to directly improve communities’ lives. Running for office to bring people first focus, and evidence-based policy expertise back to the city of Aurora. He’s ready to use his expertise to help city hall, business, and community work together to solve the complicated challenges facing our growing city.
The results of his work have included improving relationships between law enforcement and neighbors, bringing new small business loans and grants to North Aurora, and creating new mentor-ship programs for Aurora’s youth.
"Aurora has seen a benefit from the legalization of cannabis and hemp products economically. I am a supporter of the industry because it is providing jobs, increasing our tax base and is favored by the community. Furthermore; it is reducing the criminalization of communities. I will work with our local cannabis entrepreneurs to expand the industry and its positive impact and to engage Aurora community and leadership to ensure successful partnerships.” – Omar Montgomery, 2019