Colorado injection molding executive Noel Ginsburg has entered that state's 2018 gubernatorial race.
Ginsburg, the chairman and CEO of Denver-based Intertech Plastics Inc., touted his manufacturing and civic experience in a Dec. 22 announcement of his candidacy for the Democratic party nomination.
“I am running for governor because I want to bring my business and civic leadership to Colorado as a whole,” Ginsburg said. “As a state, we need fresh ideas that will allow us to increase access to good jobs for good pay. Everyone needs to be lifted up by economic growth. That involves our education system, skills development, and the creation of new pathways and choices for people to enter the middle class and beyond.”
According to company and campaign websites, Ginsburg founded Intertech in 1980, while he was still in college. The custom molding business also includes Intertech Medical.
Ginsburg is also the founder, chairman and CEO of CareerWise Colorado, which his campaign described as a statewide system of business-led youth apprenticeships, and he was the chairman of the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance from 2012 to 2014.
Ginsburg was also a member of the Clinton Foundation's U.S. Youth Employment Action Network in 2014 and 2015. Intertech hosted Hillary Clinton at its Denver factory in 2014.
The state has a June 2018 primary, and Ginsburg is the first person to officially file, according to Noel for Colorado spokeswoman Erin Silver. She said Colorado law makes it easier to hold events and fundraise after filing.