2018 Unity Party of Colorado Nominating Convention


Saturday, march 24, 2018 in lone tree

Lone Tree Library

10055 Library Way 80124


email mail@unityparty.us to attend!


The following non-party members are official guests of the party:

Nick Thomas, Independent Candidate, Congressional District 2

Frank Atwood, Approval Voting Party

Blake Huber, Approval Voting Party


The following delegates have confirmed for the 2018 convention:

Galen Bercaw, Louisville

Eric Bodenstab, Denver

Charlie Dehaven, Denver

Ivonne Esparza, Denver

Lydia Falcon Lerma, Ft Collins

Bill Hammons, Thornton

Emily Knackstedt, Ft Collins

Kira Morgan McKeown, Parker

Chris Otwell, Aurora

Jeff Sprague, Colorado Springs

Gary Swing, Denver

Scott Wagner, Highlands Ranch

Declared 2018 Unity Party of Colorado Candidates:

Bill Hammons for Governor (currently seeking Lieutenant Governor running mate; must be at least age 30)

Gary Swing for US Congressional District 1 (Denver)

Chris Otwell for University of Colorado Regent-at-Large

Scott Wagner for State House District 43 (Highlands Ranch)

(Official "Unity" nominees for the November 2018 General Election will need to receive the vote of 30% of party delegates present; candidates can also petition onto the June Primary ballot; the winner of the Primary in a race for office will be the official "Unity" November General Election nominee.)


Saturday Agenda:

2pm Registration and Refreshments

(All those who wish to vote on Amendments and Candidates need to confirm their "Unity" voter affiliation via smartphone or other means with the Party Secretary no later than 3pm; note that you can instantly update your affiliation to "Unity" online at GoVoteColorado.com)

230pm Presentation on Unity Party of Colorado voter registration statistics

A. Who is affiliating with the Unity Party

B. Why are they affiliating with the Unity Party?

245pm "Get UPdated"

(Presentation on Unity Party history by Bill Hammons)

3pm Votes on new Unity Party of Colorado officers:

Treasurer (Standing: Scott Wagner)

Assistant Vice Chair (Standing: Galen Bercaw)

(to replace Scott Wagner)

315pm Votes on Proposed Amendments to UPC Constitution:

Business Committee


330pm Presentation by Frank Atwood on Approval Voting

345pm Votes on new Unity Party of America Officers:


Vice Chairman



4pm Votes on Proposed Amendments to UPA Constitution:

Net Neutrality

Enhancement of Second Amendment Position

Approval Voting

430pm Votes on 2018 General Election Declared Candidates:

(Each candidate will be given 3 minutes to speak before a vote)

Bill Hammons

Chris Otwell

Scott Wagner

***Each Nominee needs to complete forms before leaving***


Proposed Amendments to the Unity Party of Colorado Constitution:

Proposal 1 (by Bill Hammons)

Article XIII. Business Committee

In order to showcase the Unity Party as the party that means business, the Unity Party of Colorado shall create a Business Committee of three party members elected on the same schedule as party officers to designate a specific party member(s) as the preferred provider of a particular service or product in a particular district.

Proposal 2 (by Bill Hammons)

Article  XIV. Endorsements

In the event that no Unity Party member is running for a particular public office, in order to maximize the promotion of our principles, the assembled party membership may endorse a non-Unity candidate by a vote at a convention.


Proposed Amendments to the Unity Party of America Constitution (details to follow):

Net Neutrality

Enhancement of Second Amendment Position

Approval Voting