Former SEIU director of government affairs and political director for eugenics founded Planned Parenthood to head Colorado Department of Labor
Colorado’s Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper on Monday named a former Planned Parenthood employee and union leader to head the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and an advocate for Western Slope counties as chief of the Department of Local Affairs.
Ellen Golombek will serve as executive director of the Department of Labor.
Golombek presently works as the Colorado director for America Votes, a liberal organization focused on access to voting and carrying forward a progressive campaign infrastructure. Before that, she spent 14 years with the Service Employees International Union and the Colorado AFL-CIO. She also worked as national political director for Planned Parenthood.
Sen. Minority Leader Mike Kopp, R-Littleton, was less enthusiastic about Golombek’s selection.
“Gov.-elect Hickenlooper’s appointment to the Department of Labor may certainly take some of the air out of the bipartisan atmosphere he has promised to promote as governor,” Kopp said. “His selection of a noted progressive activist and a union boss in Ms. Golombek certainly will raise plenty of eyebrows in the business community, and with good reason.”
In 2007, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) appointed Ellen Golombe vice president for external affairs. And described her position this way, “In this newly established position, Golombek will expand Planned Parenthood’s working relationships with external partners and organizational allies, and also work to provide overall managerial support in the office of the PPFA president and to the PPFA Board of Directors.
“Ellen Golombek has been a champion of health care access for men, women, and families. Her leadership on progressive issues in the labor movement will be invaluable to Planned Parenthood, and I am thrilled to have her guidance as we work to ensure women’s health and safety,” said PPFA President Cecile Richards.
Golombek’s strong management background is reflected in the work she has undertaken for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). For the past four years, she has served as the assistant to the secretary-treasurer and director of government affairs for SEIU. Before that, she directed the successful Americans for Health Care campaign for SEIU, which played a crucial role in making health care a central issue in the 2004 election. During her time with SEIU, she was responsible for the oversight and management of a multimillion dollar budget, and she successfully reorganized four different departments for the union, creating efficiencies and streamlining processes and communications.
Prior to going to Washington, Ellen was elected as the first woman president of the Colorado AFL-CIO, where she led the political and legislative efforts for the Colorado labor movement. Her election as president came after a successful career as a flight attendant and leader of the Association of Flight Attendants. She will begin her new position at Planned Parenthood in August.
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