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Reaction to expulsion of now-former Rep. Steve Lebsock includes tears, end of fears

Author: Marianne Goodland - March 2, 2018 - Updated: March 4, 2018

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Rep. Faith Winter of Westminster was the first of at least five women to come forward and accuse former Rep. Steve Lebsock of Thornton of sexual harassment. Friday, she participated with, and listened to, fellow House members as they debated for seven hours on whether to expel Lebsock.

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Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland is the chief legislative reporter for Colorado Politics. She's covered the Colorado General Assembly for 20 years, starting off in 1998 with the Silver & Gold Record, the editorially-independent newspaper at CU that was shuttered in 2009. She also writes for six rural newspapers in northeastern Colorado. Marianne specializes in rural issues, agriculture, water and, during election season, campaign finance. In her free time (ha!) she lives in Lakewood with her husband, Jeff; a cantankerous Shih-Tzu named Sophie; and Gunther the cat. She is also an award-winning professional harpist.