In 2018, Jena Griswold was elected Secretary of State. Griswold has overseen six statewide elections, and protected the right to vote. Griswold also launched a statewide system so every voter can track their ballot, increased mail ballot drop boxes by over 65%, and passed automatic voter registration, registering more than 350,000 eligible Coloradans.
Jena grew up in a working-class family in rural Colorado and was the first person in her family to attend a four-year college and then law school. She knows first-hand how important it is for every vote to count and for every Coloradan’s voice to be heard, no matter their background or income. She is fighting to protect our right to vote, improve elections, and ensure every voter can have their voice heard, Republican, Democrat and Unaffiliated alike.
Before assuming office, Griswold had practiced international anti-corruption law, business law, election law, and ran a small business. She also served as the Director of the Colorado Governor’s DC Office, where she helped bring back hundreds of millions of relief dollars to help the Colorado communities hit by the 2013 flood.
Griswold holds a B.A. in Politics and Spanish Literature from Whitman College and a J.D from University of Pennsylvania Law School. Griswold is fluent in Spanish and a graduate of Estes Park High School in Estes Park, Colorado. In 2006, Griswold was awarded the Watson Fellowship, and in 2009, the Penn Law International Human Rights Fellowship. Griswold lives in Louisville, Colorado.