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Tancredo rejoins GOP, is resigned to another Wadhams term

The Colorado Statesman

Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, who ran for governor of Colorado on the American Constitution Party ticket, is a Republican again.

Wadhams to run for a third term as GOP State Chairman

The Colorado Statesman

Colorado Republican Party Chairman Dick Wadhams announced Tuesday he is running for a third term.

“I want to serve as state chairman during the 2012 election cycle because of the extraordinary opportunities Colorado Republicans have to dramatically impact our state and nation,” Wadhams said in a lengthy e-mail to state Republicans.

Hickenlooper, home-grown achievers laud student winners

The Colorado Statesman

A couple hours after he was sworn in as Colorado’s 42nd governor, John Hickenlooper made the trip back across Civic Center Park to congratulate nine students, along with classmates, teachers and family members, for their winning visions of the state.

Remembering Ritter: Mix of roasts, toasts

The Colorado Statesman

As Gov. Bill Ritter prepares to vacate his office on Tuesday and assume the directorship of the Center for New Energy Economy at Colorado State University next month, Democrats and Republicans predict his legacy, share memories and espouse comments juicy enough for a roast.

The appointees of Bill Ritter Jr.: Where are they now?

The Colorado Statesman

One of the biggest jobs of a new governor is to pick who will lead his cabinet departments and office staff, and some governors wind up performing that chore many times over during their terms in office. Departing Gov. Bill Ritter has had a relatively easy time, administrative-wise, since taking office in January 2007. The governor has control over 15 cabinet departments, and of the 15 chiefs who started with Ritter in 2007, ten are still on the job until Jan. 11. His predecessor, Gov. Bill Owens, replaced eight of his 15 original cabinet appointees during his first term.

Veteran Statesman staffer Truax assumes new role

Along with all the new leadership in state government, Colorado’s non-partisan political newspaper is also undergoing some changes that we’re happy to share with our readers.

Sara Truax, a longtime devoted member of the staff, is transitioning into a new position at The Colorado Statesman this month.

Sen. Williams in fatal car accident

The Colorado Statesman

Sen. Suzanne Williams, D-Aurora, was involved in a fatal car accident on her way home from Texas Sunday evening.

Public service, not politics, on Ritter’s agenda

Governor reflects on family, medical marijuana, his future

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

LAKEWOOD — As his four years as Colorado’s chief executive near an end, Gov. Bill Ritter said he’s become convinced global warming is the most serious public policy problem, and he plans to work toward solving it after he leaves office next month.

White, Henneberry join Hickenlooper team

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Keeping with his practice of making Republicans a part of his transition into the governor’s office, Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper on Tuesday tapped a Republican to lead the Colorado Tourism Office, and he also has brought in one of Gov. Bill Ritter’s cabinet chiefs to become the “Healthcare Exchange Planning Grant Project Director.”

Aguilar picked to take Romer’s place in SD 32

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

A Democratic vacancy committee on Monday picked a physician to fill the seat Denver Democrat Chris Romer is giving up to run for mayor. Dr. Irene Aguilar bested state Rep. Beth McCann in the final round of voting to represent Senate District 32, a sprawling district that stretches from Congress Park to Bear Valley.