Colorado Republicans welcome new senators-elect at party reception

The Colorado Statesman

Colorado Republicans gathered on Sept. 20 for a reception honoring their two new senators-elect — Bernie Herpin from Colorado Springs and George Rivera of Pueblo. The two Republicans were victors in the Sept. 10 recall elections of Sens. John Morse and Angela Giron.

Gun rights advocate and author of “Emily Gets Her Gun” Emily Miller is flanked by Senators-elect Bernie Herpin of Colorado Springs, right, and George Rivera of Pueblo, left, who will soon take office as a result of the recent recalls of Sens. John Morse and Angela Giron.

Candidates for 2014 were also on hand as well as state central committee members who would be meeting the following morning to discuss party business.

Guest speaker and author of “Emily Gets Her Gun” Emily Miller poses with Pueblo County Republican Party Chairwoman Becky Mizel and Laura Carno, founder of

Special guest of the evening was author Emily Miller, whose book “Emily Gets Her Gun” chronicled her efforts to secure a firearm in Washington, D.C.

Lori Greenstone, president of Colorado Voters for Animals joins with Edwin and Ruth Ehlers; he is a founder of the Mesa County Republican Party, and she is its chairwoman.
Senator-elect Bernie Herpin with guest speaker Emily Miller and Colorado Republican Party Chairman Ryan Call. Emily Miller is senior editor of opinion at the Washington Times and author of “Emily Gets Her Gun,” which recounts the hurdles she faced when attempting to purchase and register a gun in Washington, D.C.
Photos by John Schoenwalter/The Colorado Statesman

See the Sept. 27 print edition for full photo coverage.