My name is Matthew Menza and I am running to be your next Senate District 17 representative. 

As a Colorado Republican, I aspire to restore balance to the state capitol.

It’s time for a public servant who seeks to empower Coloradans, not to accumulate power for themselves and unaccountable institutions.

 

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About Matt Menza

I am a Colorado native through and through.

I was born at Boulder Community Hospital. After graduating from CU Boulder with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, I launched my career as a Naval aviator and later became a father to five children with my wife, Tara. We love raising our family in Colorado.

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Leader

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  • Awarded the Air Medal and Meritorious Service Medal, and campaign medals for leadership and aerial combat experience.
  • Combat mission commander qualified to plan and lead combat missions off of aircraft carriers.
  • Managed and led a $250,000,000 flight test program and a large team of over 100 civilian engineers, contractors, and military officers at various sites throughout the country.
  • Conducted and led Department of Defense-level briefings to Admirals and Generals on technical and security topics.
  • Top Secret Security Clearance and security manager of classified information.
  • Flight Instructor for military and civilian students.
  • Speaker at various aviation, safety, and test forums in front of major company CEOs and thousands of other attendees.
  • Airline Transport Pilot rated to carry you and your family from point A to point B.
  • Father of 5 young children, the true test of patient leadership.  

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  • Commissioned by the Navy and attended flight school after graduating from CU Boulder.
  • Served 20 years as a Navy pilot and Navy test pilot.

  • Served in multiple combat deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Started flying EA-6B ”Prowler” to include 400 carrier landings; after test pilot school, I worked in a very technical field as a test pilot flying FA-18E, F, and EA-18G aircraft.

  • Since retiring from the Navy, I have worked as a corporate test pilot, defense contractor pilot, airline pilot, engineer, and small start-up business owner.

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  • Graduated from CU Boulder with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Received a Masters in Systems Engineering from the Navy Post Graduate School.
  • Engineering achievements include:
    • Attended test pilot school, lead experimental test pilot on EA-18G, electronic warfare development & other DOD tactical aircraft hardware SME, commercial aviation engineering test pilot, and software development.

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  • Father to five amazing children who all enjoy living in Colorado.

Campaign Mission Brief

Americans, including Coloradans, are facing a uniquely decisive moment.

Our core foundations are shaken, resulting in disorder, distrust, and imbalance.

Many Americans are either angry at a single person, at individual organizations, or multiple institutions.

 

From our local politicians to the unelected government servants, Coloradans increasingly feel their empowerment and their voices diminish while unchecked power grows, unmitigated, in our state Capitol and in our state institutions.

It’s time for a politician who seeks to empower Coloradans, not to accumulate power for themselves and unaccountable institutions.

Your voice, as an empowered citizen, should reverberate and be heard. It shouldn’t be confined or morphed into a narrow, echo chamber for special interests or political “pet projects.”

Balanced Solutions
Engineered for Empowerment

I believe that many current political issues are rooted in institutional malpractice and dysfunction. In my view, empowering our community requires raising institutional awareness and building institutional accountability and trust. This is what many of my solutions below convey and reflect.

Environment

Science & Technology

Open Space

Taxation

Roads & Traffic

RTD & Public Transportation

More accountability is needed regarding how our tax money is spent on RTD. We need a much improved transportation system that is reasonable and easy to use.  More to follow on this topic.

Teachers & Public Education

Our teachers need direct support. I believe that more promises to K-12 initiatives should not be made without direct and tangible results appearing in the classrooms. More to follow on this topic.

Small Business

Our small businesses are being strangled by country, city, and state control. I would like to focus on initiatives that support the prosperity of all our small businesses.  More to follow on this topic.

Environment

Science & Technology

Open Space

Taxation

Roads & Traffic

RTD & Public Transportation

More accountability is needed regarding how our tax money is spent on RTD. We need a much improved transportation system that is reasonable and easy to use.  More to follow on this topic.

Teachers & Public Education

Our teachers need direct support. I believe that more promises to K-12 initiatives should not be made without direct and tangible results appearing in the classrooms. More to follow on this topic.

Small Business

Our small businesses are being strangled by country, city, and state control. I would like to focus on initiatives that support the prosperity of all our small businesses.  More to follow on this topic.

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My heartfelt promise to Coloradans living in SD17

As I campaign, I will listen to all Coloradans living in SD17.

I can’t promise I can make everyone happy or that everyone will agree with me, but I do promise that everyone will understand my ultimate focus and objective is doing what’s right for you and your family, and not for some institution, committee, or special interest.

With over 143,000 citizens in SD17, I know we can work to make this part of Northern Colorado better, safer, and healthier through balance, empowerment, and trust. Your empowerment, not anybody else’s power, is most essential.

Spread the word, donate to my campaign, and urge your friends and family out to vote in November.

Thank you for taking the time to read this message and I appreciate you visiting my website.

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