House Speaker Crisanta Duran named longtime advisor Kelly Watkins to be chief of staff, House Democrats announced Tuesday.
“No one in Colorado state government works harder and smarter than Kelly,” Duran said in a statement. “We make a good team, and I am thrilled to have her take on this lead role as we head into the 2018 session.”
A group of liberal advocacy organizations for the first time released combined legislative scorecards this week, conglomerating assessments of the 100 Colorado lawmakers’ votes last session on key legislation the organizations said they plan to present to voters next year. A Republican who received among the lowest overall scores, however, dismissed the endeavor as a “political stunt” and told Colorado Politics he doubts the predictable rankings — Democrats good, Republicans bad — give voters any meaningful information.
House Speaker Pro Tem Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, and her husband, political consultant Andy Kabza, welcomed their daughter Isabelle Beth Kabza into the world on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, the parents announced.
Colorado officials and organizations reacted with shock, sadness and prayers to the shooting early Wednesday at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, where Republican members of Congress were practicing.
This weekend, the office of 2nd District Democratic Congressman Jared Polis announced that he expected 900 people at each of the town hall meetings he has scheduled for Sunday, one at Broomfield High School and the other at the Lory Student Center Theater in Fort Collins.
Polis, an outspoken critic of the Trump administration and its cabinet appointees, is clearly relishing meeting with constituents. His enthusiasm seems spiced with at least a splash of schadenfreude.