Matthew Menza for Senate District 17
Republican Candidate for SD17 in Colorado
If elected, Matt will ensure that the intent of our governmental and institutional systems adhere to the essence of our founding principles: the right you have to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Matt will Empower you by protecting your freedom of choice to live your life as you see fit.
Matt will Empower you by proactively engaging with our community, so you can seek liberty within your life without fear.
Matt will Empower you by taking action in the capitol to repair the broken systems that hinder our community’s ability to thrive & to pursue happiness.
Empower The People!
¡Empoderar al pueblo!
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About Matt Menza
Matt is a Boulder native, CU graduate (go Buffs!), Systems Engineer, Naval Aviator, veteran, husband, and father to five children.
Matt defended our freedom and liberties overseas. Matt will work to defend our freedom and liberties once again at the Colorado state capitol for Senate District 17.
Campaign Mission Brief
Coloradans embody the spirit of the West, from our individualism, care for the environment, and to our sense of discovery and curiosity. This is why many families choose to live in this wonderful state.
However, it has become clear that many of our state government and institutional systems have deteriorated, impacting the quality of life in Senate District 17.
Matt is running to be your next SD17 representative because he offers balanced solutions to important issues our community is facing.
Proudly Endorsed By
Four-time elected Longmont Mayor, 1993-2001
“I wholeheartedly endorse Matthew Menza as my candidate of choice for SD17. Before I make a decision, I thoroughly research the background of each candidate. Matthew has the qualifications and values that I expect from a person who will represent me in the State Senate. Please join me in voting for Matt Menza to represent us in the State Senate.”
Democratic Boulder City Councilor, 1976-1981
Boulder County Commissioner, 1995-2005
“Candidates like Matt Menza don’t come along very often. The guy has both vision and discipline. You have to have both to succeed as a Navy aviator – and as a member of a legislature. He has my enthusiastic support.”
The “Almost Endorsement” from The Boulder Weekly
Matt was the only Republican candidate mentioned by the Boulder Weekly! Thank you for the kind words, Boulder Weekly.
“That said, Matt Menza is truly an “unconventional” Republican candidate, and we think he has some interesting ideas. He wants to increase funding for mental health, including incentivizing more people to work in the field, by folding it into a more comprehensive health care plan. He’s also gone against his party for supporting the Affordable Care Act until lawmakers find a better option.
He wants to pay teachers more by reducing school administration spending and salaries. He wants the state to approach the search for alternative energy sources like the space race of last century, focusing efforts on developing technological solutions to address climate change, not just focusing on reducing emissions. While we do agree with Menza that Boulder County lacks political diversity especially when it comes to elected officials, ultimately, we don’t agree with his view on taxation and the limited role of government when addressing and funding significant public needs and services.”
Balanced Solutions Engineered for Empowerment
Campaign News & Updates
Watch Matt’s Hangar Address #2, “SD17 needs true compassion, not forced cruelty”
Tune in weekly for the Airborne Address.
Rep. Jaquez Lewis Slandered Bernie Sanders by Pushing a Conspiracy Theory that the Senator had a Stroke
In a since-deleted tweet, Representative Sonya Jaquez Lewis slandered Senator Bernie Sanders by falsely claiming that Senator Sanders had suffered a stroke using a hand-selected screenshot of Sanders making what appears to be a grimace.
Matthew Menza, the Unconventional Republican candidate running for Colorado’s State Senate District 17, has a rather unconventional method of discussing politics and talking to voters: airing his Airborne Addresses weekly while flying in his YAK-52 airplane.
The Airborne Address Archive
Airborne Address #1
“Get to know Matthew Menza, Candidate for SD17”
Airborne Address #4
“It’s time to jumpstart the Colorado ‘Energy Race'”
Hangar Address #1
“Rise Above the Political Dysfunction”
Airborne Address #2
“Let’s Not Let Colorado Spin Out of Control!”
Airborne Address #5
“How to Solve Colorado’s Mental Health Crisis”
Airborne Address #7
“Character and Decency Matter!”
Airborne Address #3
“All About Solutions for SD17 with Matt Menza, the Unconventional Republican”
Airborne Address #6
“Bring Medical Freedom Back to Colorado”
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My heartfelt promise to Coloradans living in Senate District 17
As I campaign, I promise to listen to all Coloradans living in SD17.
I 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 Empowerment, balance, 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 my promise and I appreciate you visiting my website.