NATIONAL COMMITTEEWOMAN FOR COLORADO

2024 RE-ELECTION

Key Endorsements

"Vera is a conservative patriot who loves America and knows it is worth fighting for. She understands the threats facing our country and knows how to build a winning coalition."
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
(FL-R)
"I am honored to endorse Vera Ortegon for Colorado’s Republican National Committeewoman.  As the 2016 Trump State Campaign Director, I relied on Vera’s experience as a grassroots leader to build the Trump army in Colorado.  Vera is a tireless champion for Republican candidates and conservative causes.  Her experience on the Republican National Committee has led her to be appointed to the influential committee on arrangements.  Colorado Republicans are fortunate that Vera Ortegon wants to continue serving Colorado on the RNC."
Patrick Davis
2016 Colorado Trump State Campaign Director

2024 Endorsements

“I am honored to endorse Vera Ortegon for Colorado’s Republican National Committeewoman.  As the 2016 Trump State Campaign Director, I relied on Vera’s experience as a grassroots leader to build the Trump army in Colorado.  Vera is a tireless champion for Republican candidates and conservative causes.  Her experience on the Republican National Committee has led her to be appointed to the influential committee on arrangements.  Colorado Republicans are fortunate that Vera Ortegon wants to continue serving Colorado on the RNC.”

Patrick Davis, 2016 Colorado Trump State Campaign Director

“Vera has been a real leader at the Republican National Committee.  Having served with her in both the Western Conference and on the Executive Committee it is clear that when Vera speaks her opinion is respected.  She is a great representative for the state of Colorado. ”

Jessica Patterson, Chairwoman of GOP California

“I am very proud to endorse Vera Ortegon in her bid to retain her seat as our RNC Committeewoman.  Vera has an exemplary record of service to Colorado and the GOP, and has demonstrated her commitment to getting great candidates elected time, and time again.  Her work ethic is extraordinary, and as a Hispanic woman, she brings much needed cultural depth to our party.  I wholeheartedly recommend we re-elect Vera to this important seat.

Best of luck!”

Erik Aadland, Business Executive and CD-7 Congressional Candidate

“As chairman of the 2014 Kopp for Governor committee, I was privileged to be introduced to my now-life friend Vera Ortegon. Vera was Mike’s choice for Lt. Governor and, without doubt, the right choice. The best way to describe Vera is that she’s a force of nature, aptly nicknamed the “Colombian Hurricane” by our campaign. Her accomplishments are extensive; she’s a successful business executive, generous with time volunteering to multiple community endeavors, and enjoys many political victories, but her most outstanding achievement is as a mother and grandmother. Vera is a tested and true conservative voice for Colorado nationally. She has earned her re-election through hard work and the promises she made and has kept during her tenure as our National Committeewoman. With my deepest gratitude and conviction, I wholeheartedly endorse my dear friend Vera Ortegon for re-election as Colorado’s Republican National Committeewoman.”

David Tschetter, Kopp for Governor Chairman 2014

“Vera is a solid conservative who knows that Republicans’ first priority must be to defeat progressive Democrats – not bash fellow Republicans.”

Mark Hillman, Former State Treasurer

“Vera is a conservative patriot who loves America and knows it is worth fighting for. She understands the threats facing our country and knows how to build a winning coalition.”

US Senator Marco Rubio (FL)

“I support Vera Ortegon for Colorado National Committeewoman & urge you do so as well.

Vera communicates regularly and with transparency.  The reader of her timely e-mails is well-informed of Vera’s activities and responsibilities within the RNC.  By the amount of information contained in Vera’s e-mail, it is clear that she takes her job very seriously and represents Colorado very well at the national level.

Her attendance at the State Republican Party Executive Committee meetings provides the necessary information flow between the state GOP and the national GOP.  Vera has proved that she is an effective liaison.

Because of her diligence and work, Vera Ortegon deserves another term as Colorado’s National Comitteewoman.

Your vote for Vera Ortegon for National Comitteewoman ensures you will be kept informed of her activities, Colorado has an effective voice at the national level, and the Colorado State Republican Party will be well-represented.

Vera Ortegon deserves to be re-elected as Colorado’s National Committeewoman.  Please vote for Vera!”

Pam Cirbo, Precinct Leader

“I have known Vera Ortegon for several years. I have had the opportunities
to observe her in the position of Colorado National Committee Woman.
Vera brings her knowledge of organization and people skills to every task
she is assigned. They are completed in a timely, effective manner with a
clear understanding of the next steps in the process.
Vera is honest and one of the most hardworking National Committee
members I have had the privilege of working with over the last several
years.
It is my honor to endorse Vera Ortegon for National Committeewoman.”

Joy Hoffman, Republican Activist/Volunteer

“Susy Johnson highly recommends Vera Ortegon for the position of Colorado RNC National Committeewoman.

Susy is the current President of Denver Republican Women, Current CFRW Secretary and has held many positions in the Denver GOP including HD 6 Captain for 5 years, Webmaster for numerous Republican groups, and many other positions.”

Susy Johnson, Denver Republican Women President

December 1, 2023

Dear Colorado Republicans:

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and your family! This is the time of year to be thankful and grateful for God’s blessings. Enjoy one another, the shopping, gift wrapping, and the time with family… yet please do not forget the real celebration of Christmas – the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

As many of you know, we are entering another critical election cycle for our country. Thus, I want to announce that I will be running for re-election as Colorado’s Republican National Committeewoman to the Republican National Committee (RNC) at our state convention in Pueblo, CO on April 6, 2024. Representing Colorado on the RNC, for the past 8 years, has been one of the greatest honors of my life. I look forward to persuading each one of you to give me another term and respectfully ask for your support and vote if you become a state delegate.

The first time I ran for CO’s Republican National Committeewoman, it was obvious to me that most people did not understand this position and the role of the RNC in our elections. As such, I promised to write a report to Colorado Republicans after every official meeting. For eight years, I have done that, and you can find each of those reports on my website at https://verarnc.com/.

Here are some of my accomplishments and involvements during my tenure at the RNC:

  • Acting as an “intervenor” in a signature-matching lawsuit brought by Vet Voice Foundation in Colorado. The RNC’s legal department recruited me to defend this lawsuit, as it attempts to eliminate the “curing of signatures” (i.e., the signature matching process). As the lawsuit named our state’s Secretary of State, a democrat, we were fearful the lawsuit wouldn’t be adequately fought. So, we stepped in. The lawsuit continues with a 10-day trial starting January 29th, 2024. More to come when the trial goes to court.
  • Appointed as a member to a ten (10) person US/GOP delegation to Israel to speak with Prime Minister Netanyahu, some of his Generals, and local business leaders.
  • Appointed as a member to a six (6) person US/GOP delegation to Taiwan to speak with President Tsai and her cabinet.
  • Opened a Hispanic Community Center in CD3 and CD8 to help local candidates with Hispanic outreach.
  • Frequent television guest on Telemundo, Univision, and other Spanish-speaking media outlets.
  • Working to expand voter turnout among Hispanics in Colorado and nationally.
  • Involved in Governor Newsom’s recall by reaching out to Hispanics in California.
  • Involved in bringing former President Donald J. Trump to various rallies throughout Colorado, including Pueblo and Colorado Springs.

As a member of the RNC, it is also critically important to further the party from within. Thus, here are my accomplishments and involvements for the RNC:

  • Member of the RNC executive committee. Elected twice by my peers (2021 and 2023).
  • Member of the Colorado GOP executive committee since 2016.
  • Member of the Committee on Arrangement in 2019-2020 and 2023-2024.
    • This is the committee responsible for arranging and running the Presidential National Convention.
  • Member of the Standing Committee on Rules since 2020.
  • Member of the Temporary Election Integrity Committee in 2021.
    • My specific issue was outreach to minorities and first-time voters.

It has been the honor of my life to represent the State of Colorado nationally and globally, while also having the opportunity to connect with local Colorado Republicans. I’m invited to speak to your local groups. Bring national speakers to events. Attend Lincoln Day dinners throughout the state. Promote and invite local Republicans to participate in RNC trainings. And I am still the precinct chair for my area for over thirty (30) years. However, the most impactful work I do as your Republican National Committeewoman is to assist Coloradoans with personal issues and problems.

We are here to support and benefit the local and state parties, and that includes you- a member of the Colorado Republican party.

To finish where I started, I am grateful for this unbelievable country, and the State Colorado, for allowing me to realize my own personal American Dream. As Colorado’s Republican National Committeewoman, I have given my best to this state, country, and this party.

This is the reason why I am running for re-election— and respectfully ask for your support and vote if you become a state delegate.

Respectfully submitted,

Vera Ortegon

Republican National Committeewoman-CO

To review my past reports and for more information, please visit https://verarnc.com/.