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PRESS RELEASE: Heidi Ganahl Statement on Jared Polis’ Silence Concerning Emergency Management Official
July 28, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Heidi for Governor
07.28.22

Greenwood Village, CO — After another day of silence from Governor Jared Polis on the scandal unfolding at Colorado’s Office of Emergency Management, Republican Gubernatorial candidate Heidi Ganahl is calling on Polis to immediately fire director Mike Willis and for an explanation of how long Polis has known about this.

“Colorado will not accept this type of behavior from our appointed state officials, and Governor Polis needs to fire Mike Willis immediately. Additionally, we need to know when Governor Polis first knew about years of complaints surrounding Mike Willis and why he has failed to act,” said Ganahl.

The original bombshell story was published in the Denver Post on Monday, July 25th. Polis refused to comment.

Yesterday, the Colorado Sun and Denver Post both did follow up stories. Polis refused to comment.

How long will Jared Polis hide from the press about this scandal?

Media Coverage:

The domineering leader of Colorado’s emergency responses has history of tirades, F-bombs and intimidation

https://www.denverpost.com/2022/07/25/mike-willis-colorado-emergenecy-management-complaints-suspensions/

 

Colorado seeks review of workplace culture following allegations against state’s emergency management director
https://www.denverpost.com/2022/07/27/mike-willis-colorado-emergency-management/

 

Amid claims of workplace abuses, state officials seek probe of Colorado’s emergency management agency

https://coloradosun.com/2022/07/27/state-seeks-external-review-amid-claims-of-workplace-abuses/

 

Colorado emergency management chief under fire for hostile workplace
https://www.axios.com/local/denver/2022/07/25/colorado-emergency-management-mike-willis-suspended

 

Polis ducks for cover as state’s emergency chief takes fire for berating workers
https://coloradopeakpolitics.com/2022/07/26/polis-ducks-for-cover-as-states-emergency-chief-takes-fire-for-berating-workers/

 

Polis Emergency Management Official Drunk During STEM Shooting?
https://campfirecolorado.com/featured/featured-slot-3/polis-emergency-management-official-drunk-during-stem-shooting-2/

 

Heidi Ganahl Calls on Jared Polis to Fire Scandal-Plagued Emergency Management Chief
https://campfirecolorado.com/news/heidi-ganahl-calls-on-jared-polis-to-fire-scandal-plagued-emergency-management-chief/

 

Jared Polis Silent on Allegations His Emergency Official Was Drunk During School Shooting
https://campfirecolorado.com/news/jared-polis-silent-on-allegations-his-emergency-official-was-drunk-during-school-shooting/

Media Contact:

Lexi Swearingen
Communications Director, Heidi for Governor
[email protected]
202-203-9629

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