Tell Scott Gessler: Serve Colorado or resign!

Scott Gessler

Scott Gessler - does he need a new day job?

Before his election last November as Secretary of State, Scott Gessler was a partner in one of Colorado’s most politically connected law firms. He represented some of the state’s most controversial right wing political groups and candidates. Some of Gessler’s clients have been disgraced by campaign finance disclosure complaints, allegations of unlawful false statements against their opponents, and other alleged election law violations.

Despite Gessler’s record, he promised on the campaign trail last year that he would set aside his past associations, and serve the state of Colorado without the conflicts of interest that would seem obvious given his history. But today, The Denver Post reports that Gessler wants to remain employed part time by his old law firm while he serves as Secretary of State.

Colorado’s Secretary of State, the state’s chief elections official, moonlighting at a law firm that specializes in elections? This is completely unacceptable. Sign our petition now, demanding that Gessler immediately abandon this absurd plan. And if he can’t, Gessler should immediately resign his position as Secretary of State.

Take action here.

  2 comments for “Tell Scott Gessler: Serve Colorado or resign!

  1. Brent Supperstein
    January 26, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Scott Gessler,
    Many people worked very hard to get you elected. Many more people contributed money to get you elected. Every citizen in the state is paying you salary and expects your service. Now, you are turning your back on all of us so that you can work for whoever you you choose.

    You have a choice, but you can’t have your cake and eat it too.

    Serve Colorado or resign!

    Brent Supperstein

    January 31, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    This guy and the new treasurer certainly knew what the state would pay them if they won their respective elections. So what changed after they took the oath? And aren’t these two among that loose fraternity advocating cuts, cuts, cuts in state expenditures? So can there be even a slim chance of bringing their public job compensation up to a level more like those realized in neighboring states? Or is there something else going on here?

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