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Joey BunchJoey BunchNovember 14, 20174min4260

State Rep. Paul Lundeen, a candidate for state Senate, is backing political newcomer Chance Hill in the University of Colorado regent’s seat in El Paso County.

They’re both Republicans. Hill does not yet have opposition in the race to succeed Kyle Hybl on on the board that oversees the CU System, including the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

Lundeen is running for the Senate District 9 seat held by Kent Lambert, who is term-limited. Lundeen also is running unopposed.

Here is his letter endorsing Hill:

My Fellow Coloradans:

I support Chance Hill to be our next CU Regent from Colorado’s 5th congressional district.

Chance is a true believer in the values that make our country so exceptional: diversity of thought, seeing people as individuals, and the free exercise and expression of one’s belief system.

But like so many of us, Chance has become deeply concerned about our nation’s educational system and the lessons being taught to our college students–who already are voters and who will shape this country in the decades to come. Ugly displays and riots on campuses around the country indicate that the values that we hold dear–especially free speech–are no longer held in high esteem in the university setting. Instead, weak administrators have created college environments where group identity politics have become the norm and the Leftist obsession with race/ethnicity dominates the campus conversation. Those students who stray from the liberal mindset can experience real social consequences, and their grades sometimes can suffer as well.

Fortunately, the CU System has not experienced the problems described in quite the same way that we have witnessed at places like UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, Middlebury, Evergreen State, and the University of Missouri among others. We are blessed to have a great university system in our beautiful state. Still, the CU System can continue to improve. Chance understands this reality. And he will fight hard as a CU Regent to appoint administrators who will set a tone that demands respect for all perspectives on campus–including those of Conservative professors, guest speakers, and students.

In pushing for the promotion of more intellectual diversity on campus, I am sure that Chance will face challenges–and close-minded liberal radicals probably will attack him. But knowing Chance and his background both as an Iraq War veteran and as a CIA officer, I am confident that he will never cower to the forces of extreme political correctness. Chance is a reasonable guy who will look to establish rapport even with those who disagree with him. But he also is someone with a strong backbone who will not succumb to the personal attacks that he will inevitably face as a result of his willingness to take on the liberal establishment on campuses.

I also believe that Chance will be a strong voice for UCCS and will fight for the best interests of his constituents.

Bottom line: I will be voting for him, and I encourage you to do the same.

Please check out his website at www.chanceforcuregent.com to learn more.

Thanks for your time.

Sincerely,

Paul Lundeen
Colorado State Senate Candidate, District 9
Colorado State House Representative, District 19
Former Chair, Colorado State Board of Education


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Joey BunchJoey BunchOctober 11, 20172min2780

Chance Hill picked up another key endorsement this week when state Rep. Clarice Navarro, a rising-star Republican, threw her endorsement to the first-time candidate running unopposed so for the University of Colorado regent’s seat from Congressional District 5.

Hill has landed a sack full of big-name endorsements, including Secretary of State Wayne Williams, who is the former El Paso Couty Republican Party chairman, as well as Kyle Hybyl, the current regent for the district who is barred from seeking re-election.H

Here’s what Navarro said in her endorsement letter, released Tuesday:

Dear Friends,

I enthusiastically endorse Chance Hill to be the next CU Regent from Colorado’s 5th Congressional District.

I have come to know Chance as a result of his outreach to voters throughout southern Colorado, especially in Fremont County and Pueblo.

Chance will be a strong voice for the appointment of university administrators who understand the importance of fostering a culture of true intellectual diversity and free speech on CU campuses.

I also believe that Chance will fight for UCCS’s interests within the CU System and will make strides in continuing UCCS’s upward trajectory–which is so important to southern Colorado’s economy.

Chance has run a tremendous campaign, and I think that he has proven his work ethic, his passion, and his leadership skills–all of which will benefit the voters and students of Colorado’s 5th Congressional District when we are fortunate to have him as our CU Regent.

He has my full support.

I encourage you to learn more about Chance at www.chanceforcuregent.com and to support him in any way you can.

Sincerely,

Clarice Navarro
Colorado State Representative
House District 47


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Joey BunchJoey BunchSeptember 5, 20174min136
In El Paso County, it would be difficult to find a better endorsement than Wayne Williams, the former county Republican Party chairman, a county commissioner and former county clerk and recorder who was elected secretary of state in 2014. But credit that to political newcomer Chance Hill, his most prominent endorser to date. Hill is […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchApril 13, 20173min52
While not the most shocking news in politics this week, an endorsement in Colorado Springs could prove significant to who becomes the region’s next regent on the University of Colorado’s governing board. Republican Kyle Hybl, the current District 5 seat holder, threw his support behind El Paso County attorney Chance Hill. Hybl is term-limited after two six-year […]

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Jared WrightJared WrightAugust 12, 201633min780

DENVER — Good morning and Happy Friday to all you Colorado political critters! Today is also World Elephant Day. Don't worry, we will recognize Word Donkey day when it happens. Minimum wage made Colorado's ballot yesterday, and Evan McMullin made it today. Trump is headed back to Colorado. This and much more in today's Hot Sheet. Read on for your ultimate daily dose of Colorado politics ...