Gbenga Ajiboye is a fearless advocate for Colorado. He is a fighter and will not back down from those who want to exploit the people and resources of this district or this state. He is running for Senate District 23 to bring your concerns to the state senate, seeking solutions for problems, and supporting everyone’s quality of life.
His campaign is centered around reaching across party lines and having an honest dialogue with the people of Colorado. He wants to bring the real issues and concerns of voters to the Colorado Senate. Because of his expertise as a chemical engineer in the oil and gas industry, a top priority is to see better management of oil and gas safety, environmental and aesthetic concerns.
Gbenga has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Lagos State University. He pulled himself up by his bootstraps, working many different jobs to support himself in earning two more post-graduate degrees from Prairie View A&M University, Texas and The University of Iowa, Iowa City. He started a career in the oil and gas industry, and has worked in this field for over 5 years. Working as an investigator with the federal government, he became passionate about safety and responsibility. He was an investigator on the house explosion case in Firestone, and he understands the complex issues concerning oil and gas drilling technology. Safety is a concern for everyone.
Gbenga came to the United States of America from Nigeria and became a citizen. As an immigrant, he understands immigration issues. He has small children and like all parents, he wants to be sure they are safe at school from environmental concerns, and from violence, and he really wants to see schools fully funded and teachers supported. He understands that without an education he would not have the life he has here in Colorado. Gbenga will work hard for common sense reworking of tax money spending and collection laws to ensure better school funding.
Gbenga wants to see that the economy remains strong… supporting a business environment that will continue to create jobs… all the while managing growth and protecting resources for our future. Living in Weld County, Gbenga understands the importance of agriculture to this area, Weld County is the richest agricultural county in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, and that has been the economic backbone for this area since its beginning and much of the front range and east share these agricultural roots. So, that brings us to the issue of managing water; how do we share this resource fairly, with everyone getting what they need, and at an affordable price?
Gbenga wants to work with community leaders, rural area farmers, ranchers, and developers to create a plan for utilizing this important and dwindling resource, then take that plan to the state senate.
Getting what you need at an affordable price also is an issue in healthcare. Gbenga wants to find accessible, workable, affordable and sustainable solutions to the healthcare crisis Nobody should have to go bankrupt and lose everything because they or a loved one gets sick; or die because they don’t have access to healthcare.
By working together and finding common ground, Gbenga believes we can find agreeable solutions to these many issues, and more facing our state. By talking to each other and not at each other we can have a better state and country.
Gbenga Ajiboye, is a resident of Johnstown Colorado. He is married to Kemi and they have three children (Amari, Amelia, and Alexander).