Elena Nunez is Director of State Operations & Ballot Measure Strategies.
She joined Common Cause in 2006, managing a successful drive to win voter approval for the state's ethics law, which limits the influence of lobbyist money in state politics. She previously was campaign manager for Amendment 27, Common Cause's successful 2002 statewide campaign finance reform initiative. In 2011, Elena served on the leadership team for the Boulder referendum calling for a constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Before joining Colorado Common Cause, Elena was transportation advocate for Environment Colorado, where she worked to build support for FasTracks, the successful ballot measure to expand light rail in the Denver metro area. She also is a former administrative director for CoPIRG and Environment Colorado. An Arizona native, Elena graduated from Columbia University in 2000 with a degree in Political Science and Gender Studies.