Dan Njegomir, Colorado Politics
Brianna Titone is indeed the first openly transgender lawmaker to serve in Colorado's General Assembly, as the media will remind you. Yet, that alone is unlikely to have won the Arvada Democrat the up-for-grabs House seat she wrested from Republican control in 2018.
"Our next generation of employees value family-friendly workplaces, and we have many individuals leaving the workforce due to the lack of available and/or affordable child care."
No one needs to tell Nancy Lewis what the rise in partisanship at the State Capitol has done to policy making.
Let the record show Peter Droege grew up in Central City well before the first legal casino opened its doors there.
Jerry Sonnenberg could be the kind of grass-roots citizen-legislator hailed by our nation's founders — raising crops on his family's Logan County spread during the long days of summer; making laws at the State Capitol in the dead of winter. ... And subbing in the classroom at local schools.
Diehard Democrat Dana Torpey-Newman left true-blue California for crimson-red Douglas County, Colorado, in 2016 — just a couple of months before you-know-who was elected president.
Young, irreverent, funny, self-deprecating, Sage Naumann hails from the Left Coast yet leans right. He aims to add a few more laughs or, at least, smiles to the next legislative session.
To listen to Heather Lamm passionately enunciate the virtues of educational choice; to hear her challenge the educational reform movement's current detractors among her fellow Democrats — it's easy to forget she was first Dick and Dottie's daughter.
Bob Mook is one former journalist who didn't just fade away. Pretty much the opposite: He put on a jersey and got in a game he used to cover from the sidelines.