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Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Lopez: ‘It’s about all of us’

Author: Ernest Luning - February 13, 2018 - Updated: February 14, 2018

Greg Lopez has seen it before. In the early 1990s, when he was mayor of Parker, the sleepy hamlet on the far outskirts of the metro area was just starting to look more like the bustling exurb it’s since become. The strain on the Douglas County town’s infrastructure was palpable, leading to the same kind of congestion and pressures on everyday life that seem endemic to Colorado these days.

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. For nearly a decade, he was a senior political reporter and occasional editor at The Colorado Statesman before the 119-year-old publication merged with Colorado Politics in 2017.