The Libertarian Party of Jefferson County has selected Miguel Gomez to serve as its Public Health Advisor. As the Public Health Advisor, Mr. Gomez will coordinate a team of health experts to develop and disseminate guidance for the Jefferson County Libertarian Party.
In August 2018, Gomez opened Commit2fitness LLC, a multilingual health center in Arvada focused on a holistic approach to wellness.
“Health isn’t just about fitness. It’s greater than that. It’s about changing your lifestyle,” Gomez said. “Watching people make these changes is better than chasing a bank account. Life is about being kind.”
Gomez began his health and wellness journey as a trail runner. The most iconic moment of his career was representing the U.S team in Slovenia in 2018 where he took 17th place.
On June 16, 2020, the Jefferson County Board of Health issued a resolution declaring systemic and structural racism as a public health crisis. The resolution ended with, among other things, a promise that it would “Assess internal policies to ensure racial and ethnic equity and develop policy platforms which address systemic racism and injustices.
“So, let’s talk about policy platforms which address systemic racism and injustice,” said Gomez, “The pandemic proved that people without money have fewer rights. People without money certainly didn’t enjoy the same privilege as our current policymakers. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) Order 21-006 and other policies like it, build a fence of inequity around vulnerable communities and businesses.”
“Mr. Gomez understands and represents the concerns of the disenfranchised and underserved populations displaced during the public health crisis in Jefferson County,” said Ross Klopf, chair of the Jefferson County Libertarian Party. “As a Jeffco small business owner, he also recognizes the challenges our businesses are facing.”
“Mr. Gomez has a strong grasp on health, wellness, and the community,” said Orion Schalhamer, communications director of the Jefferson County Libertarian Party. “He’s a great fit for this position.”
Gomez is a Colorado native and has been an active member of the Libertarian Party of Jefferson County for several years. He served as communication director before his appointment.
The Libertarian Party of Jefferson County became an affiliate of the Libertarian Party of Colorado on May 13, 2019. Orion Schalhamer serves as the Jefferson County Communications Director. Send press inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org