Jeff has spent four decades working to build public trust and confidence in government. He has worked in the Government Accountability Office, as a senior EPA manager, and a consultant in government accountability and transparency. He has been a CCC board member since 2011 serving as treasurer and Executive Committee member, and chair of the Board Development and Nominating Committee.
As a strong advocate for public education, Sue has spent the last decade educating voters about the need to invest in Colorado’s public schools. Grassroots activism and public engagement — urging voters to use their voice in our democracy — has been the driving force in her work. Sue lives in Roxborough Park with her husband and exuberant golden retriever, Boomer.
Eunice is the founder of thirty9 collective, a marketing agency specializing in helping non-profits and small enterprise develop targeted communications strategies. She believes in a society that is built in community and strengthened by the sharing of stories, and that an educated public is the most important facet of democracy.
Justin Cohen is a partner at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP. Justin is a commercial litigator who counsels clients in disputes concerning contract-based issues, fraud and other business torts, and breach of fiduciary duty. His pro bono work primarily involves assisting domestic violence victims in obtaining civil protection orders, and he is a past president of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado. Justin worked with Senator Tom Harkin from Iowa during college and is passionate about protecting our democracy through voter outreach and the promotion of social justice.
Juan Gallegos is the Protégete Director for Conservation Colorado. He has worked to pass the DREAM Act, a fight that is still ongoing today.
Bill is an attorney in private practice in Denver, representing mostly small businesses and individuals on transactional matters. Many of his clients are restaurants and specialty food producers. His family came to Colorado in the 1800s, and he is dedicated to keeping government open and honest for the next generation.
Jenna is Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor Jared Polis. She is passionate about voting rights and thrilled to be working with Common Cause. Previously, she was Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor John Hickenlooper, an associate at Arnold & Porter LLP, and a judicial law clerk for Justice Monica Márquez of the Colorado Supreme Court.
An immigrant from Mexico, raised in the Colorado and Wyoming, Olivia Mendoza has had the great privilege of realizing her parents’ dreams. Having pursued education to break the cycle of poverty, Olivia is profoundly committed to the democratic principles of this country. The work Mendoza does with the National Redistricting Action Fund advances those principles by creating systemic change through the voice of the people. Before joining the fight for fair maps, Olivia received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver. A member of the Colorado Bar, Mendoza previously served as the Director of the Minority Business Office and the Executive Director of CLF/CLLARO, which seeks to increase the political, social, educational, and economic strength of Latinas and Latinos.
Judith first became associated with Colorado Common Cause in the mid-1970s, and became involved with CCC after serving as an Election Judge in Jefferson County in 2002. Judith has been a member of the Colorado Common Cause board of directors since 2003. Judith has a strong interest in elections, government ethics, and the initiative process.
Martha is a partner at Tierney Lawrence LLC in Denver, where her practice emphasizes government relations, election law, and employment law. Martha co-chairs the Colorado Lawyers Committee’s Election Task Force, serves on the Colorado Common Cause Board of Directors, and serves as vice chair of the Common Cause National Governing Board. She is a graduate of Colorado College and Vermont Law School.