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HUD Secretary (and conservative icon) Ben Carson tours Denver

Author: Dan Njegomir - October 23, 2017 - Updated: October 23, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson. (

Given his 2016 presidential bid, which garnered plenty of attention before it fizzled early last year — to say nothing of his longtime renown as a pioneering neurosurgeon and his more recent emergence as a conservative headliner — Dr. Ben Carson’s current tenure as U.S. secretary of housing and urban development seems rather anticlimactic.

But that’s the capacity in which he’ll be visiting the Denver area today and tomorrow as he attends to the ritual chores of his job: speaking to people about housing and touring housing.  The good news for his fans: It is Ben Carson, not just some run-of-the-mill HUD secretary, right?

Here are the particulars via a HUD press release:

On Monday, October 23, Dr. Ben Carson, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will address the Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado. The Secretary will also visit the Mariposa Development, a mixed-income neighborhood that focuses on the holistic development of residents.

On Tuesday, October 24, Secretary Carson will travel to Aurora, Colorado, where he and Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan will tour a recently constructed housing complex built with HUD funding.

Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir is the opinion editor for Colorado Politics. A longtime journalist and more-than-25-year veteran of the Colorado political scene, Njegomir has been an award-winning newspaper reporter, an editorial page editor, a senior legislative staffer at the State Capitol and a political consultant.