Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Monday, December 13, 2004
OWENS WELCOMES COLORADO ELECTORS TO CAPITOL
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Electoral college "central to keeping our republic strong and vibrant."
(DENVER) - Gov. Owens today welcomed Colorado's nine electors to the State Capitol, where they cast their votes for President and Vice President of the United States.
"Without the Electoral College, the Mountain West would truly be 'flyover country' for presidential candidates of either party," said Gov. Owens. "This is not an arcane tradition left over from the 18th century. It is a process that is central to the American federalist system that preserves power and influence among the states."
By federal law, every four years all presidential electors from all 50 states gather in their state capitals on the Monday following the second Wednesday of December to cast their electoral votes: one for president and one for vice president.
Colorado's nine electors are:
They are among the 538 electors who convene nationwide on December 13 to cast their votes.
- Vicki Edwards of Fort Morgan, a member of the First Lady's Colorado Quarter Commission, long-time Republican activist, and member of Colorado delegation to the 2004 Republican Convention.
- Diane Gallagher of Englewood, a well-known Colorado philanthropist.
- Booker Graves of Denver, the Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Workforce Development and a member of the Colorado delegation to the 2004 Republican Convention.
- Ted Halaby of Englewood, the Chairman of Colorado State Republican Party and delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention.
- Cindy Murphy of Monument, El Paso County co-chairman for the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign and delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention.
- Robert Martinez of Castle Rock, a businessman, member of Republican National Committee, previous elector in 2004, and delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention.
- Sylvia Morgan-Smith of Lakewood, a delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention and expert in fields of physical and social sciences.
- Lilly Nunez of Littleton, a member of Republican National Committee, previous elector in 2004, and delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention.
- Frances Owens of Denver, First Lady of Colorado.
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