21st Century Democrats
A self-described progressive, Romanoff’s resume includes the Southern Poverty Law Center, a job-training agency for low-income women, and teaching. He supports raising the minimum wage, the Manufacturing Jobs for America Initiative and ENDA.
In his four terms in the Colorado House of Representatives, Romanoff’s priority issues included creating jobs, repairing schools, protecting victims of domestic violence, providing treatment for mental illness, expanding the supply of affordable housing, and shielding children and seniors from neglect and abuse.
In 2010, Romanoff became a senior adviser for International Development Enterprises, a Colorado-based organization that produces agricultural technology and training for small-scale farmers and businesses. Over the last 30 years, IDE has equipped more than 3 million families with the tools they need to lift themselves out of extreme poverty.