Colorado is Broken, Grassroots Candidates Will Fix It!

Vote Greg Lopez for Governer, Ron Hanks for Senate and Tina Peters for Secretary of State
We are living the consequences of bad public policy driven by radical, activist, ideologues who have taken over the Democrat party AND squishy big-government Republicans. In her essay Colorado Is Broken, Grassroots Candidates Will Fix It, author and radio show host Kim Monson explains, in detail, why we must elect candidates Greg Lopez for Governor, Ron Hanks for U.S. Senate, and Tina Peters for Secretary of State. Your ballot is due June 28th.
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Colorado is Broken, Grassroots Candidates Will Fix It!

Colorado is broken.  We are living the consequences of bad public policy driven by radical, activist, ideologues who have taken over the Democrat party and squishy big government Republicans.

Colorado is #1 in car thefts and bank robberies.  Our streets are dirty, and our parks are no longer safe.  Our oil and gas industry is prevented from exploring and producing abundant, reliable, affordable and efficient energy.  The attack on our farming and ranching communities is resulting in higher costs at the grocery store.  Housing and the cost of living is skyrocketing.  Our kid’s education is no longer focused on reading, writing, math, history, civics, science, great literature and critical thinking.  Our children have become targets of a radical, activist, ideologue agenda that is sexualizing them and dividing them by race.  Colorado has one of the most radical pro-abortion laws in the nation and in the world.  Colorado has legalized aborting a baby up to the time it is in the birth canal.  Colorado is broken.  It is time to elect Grassroots candidates who have the courage and the fortitude to fix it.  It is time to elect Grassroots candidates who do what is right for the people even when political and special interest strategists are advising otherwise.

It has taken time to connect the dots.  I have watched the Democrat party become a party of radical, activist ideologues focused on controlling almost every aspect of every day, hardworking individual’s lives.  The Democrat party of today is no longer the party of JFK.  JFK cut taxes and said, “Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.”  Today’s Democrat mantra is bigger and bigger government exerting more and more control over “We the People.”  When government gets big, individuals become small.  This is antithetical to our American Idea.

I have also watched squishy big government Republicans “reach across the aisle” in a “bi-partisanship” manner to “work with” the radical, activist, Democrat ideologues.  Instead of making the case and standing for the Republican principles of limited, representative government, these squishy big government Republicans have reached so far across the aisle that they are standing on the other side of the aisle.  You are probably receiving text messages and phone calls from these politicians advocating for certain candidates.  They are representing special interests instead of “We the People.”

Big government and big business like each other. Big business uses big government to squelch the little guy.  It is time to elect Grassroots candidates who will represent us, not big money interests.  When government is limited, individuals have the opportunity to live big lives.

Together we can fix Colorado by electing Grassroots candidates Greg Lopez for Governor, Ron Hanks for U.S. Senate and Tina Peters for Secretary of State.


I have gotten to know Greg Lopez and his wife Lisa.  They are delightful individuals who care deeply about the people of Colorado.  They have been married for almost 34 years.  Greg is truly the Grassroots candidate.  He is running for governor to serve all the people of Colorado.  He is not a squishy politician influenced by big money interests.

Greg is a veteran of the United States Air Force.  As the former mayor of Parker, Colorado, he gained knowledge and experience regarding water management, smart development, policing and infrastructure management.  He also served on numerous boards including Secretary and Treasurer of the E-470 Highway Authority.

Greg was the first Director of the ACE Scholarship Foundation, a non-profit organization that awards scholarships to students of low-income families to give them the opportunity to attend the school of their choice.

Greg also served as the President and CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO of the Rocky Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council, and Director of the United States Small Business Administration.

To defeat Polis this November, Greg has been building support and coalitions for years with moderate Democrats, Hispanic and ethnic communities, suburban moms, small business owners, rural Colorado, conservatives, Republicans, Libertarians and Unaffiliateds.  He is the only candidate that appeals across this wide spectrum of Coloradans.

The Greg Lopez administration will fix Colorado’s economy by shrinking government, lowering taxes and reducing rules and regulations.  The Greg Lopez administration will stand for educational choice and parent’s rights.  The Greg Lopez administration will reclaim safe streets, safe parks and safe communities.  The Greg Lopez administration will stand for health freedom and life.

Vote for Grassroots candidate Greg Lopez for Colorado governor 2022.


Ron Hanks is a 32-year military veteran who served our country as an enlisted man and commissioned officer.  He worked as a linguist (speaks four languages) and an intelligence officer.  He has extensive experience in national security issues.  He worked in the oil and gas industry in North Dakota and just completed serving as a representative in the 2022 Colorado state legislature.  Ron Hanks’ legislative record shows that he is truly a man of the people and not a big money businessman trying to buy his way onto the ballot.

Ron Hanks realizes that national security is a top priority.  The Democrat open border policy is inviting an invasion of America.  A Yahoo News article from last October reported that 1,956,519 noncitizens tried to enter the United States illegally over the past year.  We have no idea who is coming across the border.  A Daily Mail piece from last year reported, “More known or suspected terrorists than recorded in previous years have crossed the southern border in the midst of Joe Biden‘s migration crisis, according to a video from the outgoing Border Patrol chief.”  The Yahoo article further states that 146,925 children were encountered trying to enter the United States.  Many disappear into the shadows of sex trafficking and other depravities. There is nothing compassionate about this Democrat open border policy.  Senator Ron Hanks will go to work on day one to secure our border.

We have taken affordable, reliable, abundant and efficient energy for granted.  The costs at the gas pump are hurting Coloradans.  Ron Hanks will work to restore our energy independence which will help bring manufacturing back to America.  Reduced fuel prices will lower the cost to produce and transport goods which will reduce Biden/Bennet’s government induced inflation.

Ron Hanks realizes that the current government run education system is letting our kids, our families and our teachers down.  Senator Ron Hanks will restore traditional education in our schools and stop indoctrinating and dividing our kids using the Critical Race Theory agenda.  Senator Hanks will stop the sexualization of our children through the radical, activist sex education curriculum.  Ron Hanks notes the first step to achieving this is to eliminate the Department of Education.

Every day more truth is revealed regarding the manipulation of our elections.  Ron Hanks understands that free, fair and honest elections are the bedrock to our American Idea.  Senator Ron Hanks will work to eliminate the manipulation of our elections so that each American is confident that their vote counts.

Ron Hanks is the Grassroots candidate who will work for you.  Vote for Ron Hanks for U.S. Senate.


The Colorado Secretary of State race may be the most important race in the country.  Every day more truth is revealed regarding manipulation of our elections.  We expect denials from Democrat Secretary of State Jena Griswold, but it is astonishing that squishy big money Colorado Republicans are denying the manipulation of our elections.  I wonder why?  However, that is a subject for another time.

I never dreamed that an unconventional American Patriot would be a gorgeous blonde in high heels.  America was founded on unconventional Patriots from Paul Revere’s midnight ride (probably against the rules), to the Patriots at Bunker Hill (definitely against the rules) to the men who signed the Declaration of Independence (definitely against the rules), to the Civil War underground railroad (definitely against the rules), to Rosa Parks refusal to give up her seat on a bus (definitely against the rules).

I met Tina Peters as she was contemplating running for Mesa County Clerk and Recorder.  As a business owner for many years, Tina thought she could improve wait times at the Motor Vehicle Department.  She did.

Tina Peters has never been a rule breaker.  She didn’t even have a parking ticket prior to all this election nonsense.  Something happened.  The rules were wrong.  As the official election official for Mesa County, Tina Peters had a responsibility to maintain records of elections for 22 months per federal rules and 25 months per Colorado rules.  But other “rules” said she couldn’t back up those voting systems.  I wonder why?  But that is a subject for another time.

When Jena Griswold’s staff and Dominion Voting Machine System employees scheduled a “Trusted Build” to update the voting machines, Tina Peters asked if the “Trusted Build” would erase any records.  Tina was told yes.  As any prudent county clerk would do, Tina Peters arranged to back-up the files of those machines.  And that is where the trouble began.  The Mesa County Voting Systems Report #1 and Report #2, which were researched by independent experts, revealed that the Griswold/Dominion “Trusted Build” erased and/or overwrote 29,000 log files and that the machines could be accessed via the internet.  Moderate Democrats, Libertarians, Unaffiliated, Republicans and Conservatives should have a very big problem with this.

I have interviewed Mesa County Voting Systems Report #3 co-author Dr. Walter Daugherity on two different occasions.  He is highly credentialed.  Dr. Daugherity is a pioneer in the computer science arena.  He taught for 32 years at Texas A&M.  He received his master’s and doctorate from Harvard.  Jena Griswold and squishy big government Republicans are ignoring his findings.  I wonder why, but that is a subject for another time.

Dr. Daugherity and his co-author were the first to look inside the Dominion machines.  What they found was riveting.  They discovered that a second set of records was created that did not match up with the initial voting records.  I wonder why, but that is a subject for another time.

Recently Democrat Secretary of State Jena Griswold designated former Republican Secretary of State Wayne Williams to oversee the upcoming Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s elections.  As Colorado Secretary of State, Wayne Williams dictated that all counties use the Dominion Voting Machines.  The Douglas County Clerk and Recorder successfully sued so that Douglas County did not use the Dominion machines.  I wonder why Williams issued that edict, but that is a subject for another day.

The other woman who is running for Secretary of State on the Republican ticket sits on the board of the Center of Tech and Civic Life (CTCL).  Journalist Mollie Hemingway wrote in her book Rigged:  How the Media, Big Tech and the Democrats Seized Our Elections, “The Zuckerberg Initiative, an organization led by Zuckerberg’s wife Priscilla, gave more that $400 million to nonprofit groups that were part of a conspiracy to control the 2020 election.  Most of those funds — colloquially called ‘Zuck Bucks’ — were funneled through the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), a group led by three Democrats with a long history of activism.”  The other woman who is running for Secretary of State on the Republican ticket sits on the board of the Center of Tech and Civic Life (CTCL).  She says that she sits on the board so that she can have a seat at the table.  It looks like election manipulation was on the menu.  She is either naïve as to what was going on at CTCL regarding election manipulation or she knew.  If she was naïve, then she is incompetent.  If she knew, then she is complicit.

There is another candidate in the Secretary of State race on the Republican ticket.  I do not know him well.  He seems like a good guy; however, he does not have the fire in the belly to take on the Democrats and the squishy big government Republicans, to clean up Colorado’s elections.  Tina Peters does.

For our state and for our country, vote for Tina Peters for Colorado Secretary of State.

So many of you have asked for recommendations regarding other races.  There are amazing Grassroots candidates running for offices throughout the state.  I do not currently have the bandwidth to fully vet them, hence just these three recommendations.  Any candidate that reached out to me, I gave them time on the show so that you can know them better.  Check out my website and search for their names to listen to their interviews.

We are at our moment in history.  We are in the third Founding of our great American Republic.  God willing, we will protect her and pass her on to the next generation.  With fervent faith in the Divine Provider, we must work and pray to elect these amazing Grassroots Colorado candidates: Greg Lopez for Governor, Ron Hanks for U.S. Senate and Tina Peters for Secretary of State.

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11 Responses

  1. Thank you so much for having the courage to support these wonderful candidates who are for Colorado and America First!

    “We The People” must vote for these excellent candidates who have a backbone and will represent us and not a personal agenda.

  2. Thank you, Kim for your look into the candidates. Tina Peters is a truly strong woman who stood for what she thought was true and right. Most of our squishy, spineless, bought Republican elected officials would rather say and do nothing so they can keep their cushy positions. I’m sick and tired of them. I am extremely proud of Tina. And I know that the Democrats are terrified of her.
    Thank you again for your work!

  3. Thank You Kim for a great analysis of our state and federal government, and for recommending the best candidates who will serve our best interest; Lopez, Hanks and Peters!
    Government in education is the enemy of education.

  4. Hi Kim,
    We listed the day Dr. Daugherity was on your show and he is very articulate and knowledgeable.
    It is a good thing to have the ability to listen to the past shows.
    Thank you!

  5. Thanks Kim,
    For your clear, concise, and succinct assessment of our present situation. Now is the time for action. Our great Colorado will be in the dust bin of history if some of us don’t step up and start resisting these ideologues.
    Semper Fidelis,
    Grady Birdsong

  6. Thank you! It’s so important to get this info out there. We don’t know all the grassroots people, but certainly want to vote for “we the people “ candidates who love our country and will stand against corruption and evil. Thankful for the courage of those called to run.

  7. Unless I missed it, you did not address what i consider the most powerful position of Ron Hanks. I’ve listed to his interviews versus Joe O’Dea. Ron Hanks says he is absolutely against abortion. Not fidgeting and wobbling. On the contrary Joe O’Dea is all over the map on abortion, standing for nothing except that he like Roe V. Wade and says he will vote to make it codified Federal Law if it survives the overturn by the SCOTUS.

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