A lot of love for Marge Klein

Marge Klein, center, poses for a group shot Saturday with, from left to right, her daughter Tammy Klein, politico Shari Williams, former Congressman Bob Beauprez and Routt County Treasurer Britta Horn. Williams and Horn jumped into the pool to raise money for Klein, who was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Marge Klein, center, poses for a group shot Saturday with those who helped raise money for her medical bills. From left to right, her daughter Tammy Klein, politico Shari Williams, former Congressman Bob Beauprez and Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn. Williams and Horn jumped into the pool to raise money for Klein, who was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Larry Klein knew his wife Marge had a lot of friends — after all, she had worked for two congressmen and been active in the Republican Party for eons — but he didn’t truly understand how many until she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Larry broke down this afternoon at a fundraiser to help his wife pay for chemo treatments, which weren’t covered by their insurance.

Larimer County Treasurer Irene Josey and Marge Klein.
Larimer County Treasurer Irene Josey and Marge Klein.

“It’s just overwhelming,” he said.

Plenty of bold-face names showed up at Brian Watson’s home in Greenwood Village for the “Pony Up for Marge” event that Larimer County Treasurer Irene Josey helped put together. Among them were two of her old bosses, former Congressman Bob Schaffer and Bob Beauprez.

Also present were Colorado Republican Party Chairman Steve House, Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn, Weld County Clerk Carly Koppes and Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer. Horn and political maven Shari Williams even took a dunk in Watson’s yet-to-be- heated swimming pool to raise money for their friend.

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From leadership to liberty: Secretary Wayne Williams takes part

By Keara Brosnan

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams was the keynote speaker Saturday at the Otero County Lincoln Day Dinner. (Photo by Jace Ratzlaff)
Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams delivered the keynote address Saturday at the Otero County Lincoln Day Dinner. (Photo by Jace Ratzlaff)

Saturday was a Wayne Williams kind of day.

In the morning, the Colorado secretary of state attended the Leadership Program of the Rockies’ annual retreat in Colorado Springs where he met a Medal of Honor recipient. That evening, he delivered the keynote address at the Otero County Lincoln Day Dinner in La Junta.

Williams’ next local speaking engagement is Tuesday when he will address the DTC Kiwanis Club. The breakfast at Mimi’s in Lone Tree begins at 7 a.m.

Williams thanked Otero County Republicans for helping him win the secretary of state’s race in 2014. He received 54 percent of the vote in Otero County compared to Democrat Joe Neguse’s 33 percent. Statewide, Williams beat Neguse by 2.2 percentage points.

“I have fought for our right to vote in the legislature and on the ground level. I care deeply about our right to vote and protecting the integrity of our election processes,” he said. “That’s why I chose to run for Colorado secretary of state.”

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