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Joey BunchJoey BunchOctober 11, 20172min2760

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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U.S. Rep. Ken Buck gave his most definitive answer to date on whether he will run for re-election in Eastern Colorado’s 4th Congressional or seek to become the state’s top prosecutor. Buck and state Rep. Cole Wist of Centennial have been the favorites to jump in the GOP primary for attorney general, but only if […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchSeptember 14, 20173min3180

Fifth-graders will join politicians at the state Capitol Friday to celebrate the U.S. Constitution and kickoff a statewide civics campaign.

The Denver-based Liberty Day Institute will lead the celebration of Constitution Day with a nonpartisan rally and the launch of a statewide civics education program. Constitution Day is the national recognition of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.

The institute’s proprietary character Jefferson Quincy Washington III Esq., along with Liberty Day President and CEO Jimmy Sengenberger will emcee the events in period attire at the Capitol, starting at 9 a.m.

“We are thrilled to host this unique rally on the Capitol steps in celebration of Constitution Day and as a message of the importance of civic education in schools,” Andy McKean, the Liberty Day Institute’s 1996 founder and president emeritus of the Liberty Day Institute. “Even more, I’m excited that this will be our official kickoff to a statewide initiative that will reach more than 50,000 fifth graders in the 2017-2018 school year.”

The Liberty Day Institute raised nearly $55,000, and counting, to distribute Constitution booklets, flashcards and other teaching materials thanks to grants from the Rotary, Optimist and Lions clubs, the Daniels Fund and others.

The day is a little politically one-sided, judging by the lineup of confirmed attendees, including Republican gubernatorial candidates George Brauchler, Doug Robinson, Steve Barlock and Greg Lopez, as well as state Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, who is a potential candidate for governor next year.

Secretary of State Wayne Williams and House Assistant Minority Leader Cole Wist, both Republicans, are also on the bill.

The Liberty Day Institute said officials from both major parties were invited to participate. Some declined, others had prior commitments. Elected officials who would like to participate are still welcome, but they should contact the organizers in advance.

“Democrats and Republicans alike have long supported the Institute’s nonpartisan civic education program, and we are so grateful for that support,” Sengenberger said in a media advisory.