Guest Columns

SMITH: REMEMBERING A GREAT LEGISLATOR AND FRIEND

Jim Kadlecek brought energy, ideas, productivity, fun to Joint Budget Committee

By Morgan Smith
GUEST COLUMNIST

“Keep an eye on that Kadlecek kid. He does his homework and he’d be a damned good budget committee member.”

— Sen. Joe Shoemaker, R-Denver, commenting to Sen. Ruth Stockton, R-Jefferson County, during the 1974 legislative session.