Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams turned the annoyance of being trapped in a slow-moving security line outside the Russell Building into something fun this morning when he realized the students standing in front of him were from Lakewood High School.
Yes, that Lakewood High School, where the Tigers lip-synced to Katy Perry’s famous “Roar.”
Williams was headed to see Colorado’s U.S. senators, Michael Bennet, a Democrat, and Cory Gardner, a Republican. It turns out that Lakewood High School teacher Katie Seelbach and her AP U.S. history and government classes were also there to see the pair.
And because the school is in Jefferson County, the students also had an appointment to visit Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Arvada. (Williams stopped by all seven congressional offices Tuesday night but most of the lawmakers were on the House floor getting ready for a vote; the ones he did see were sprinting off to join them.)
The students talked with Bennet about a variety of topics, from immigration to education to college tuition. They were excited to be in D.C. and to be talking with members of their delegation.
When Bennet asked if the students knew what a secretary of state does, there were some interesting answers, from foreign policy to overseeing interstate compacts. The secretary of state actually oversees elections, business registrations, charitable giving and more.