Senate Republicans embrace the past and future at pre-session fundraiser

Former Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp and former Senate Majority Leader Norma Anderson, along with her daughter-in-law, former Jefferson County Clerk Pam Anderson at Tuesday night's Senate Republican fundraiser.
Former Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp and former Senate Majority Leader Norma Anderson, along with her daughter-in-law, former Jefferson County Clerk Pam Anderson, at Tuesday night’s Senate Republican fundraiser.
Former state Sen. Mark Hillman of Burlington and Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Doty, who is running for the state Senate.
Former state Sen. Mark Hillman of Burlington and Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Doty, who is running for the state Senate.

The Senate Republicans’ fundraising gala tonight featured the usual mix of lawyers, lobbyists and lawmakers but tonight there was an added ingredient: a bit of history.

Former Gov. Bill Owens, whose lengthy political career included a stint in the state Senate, was present as were three former GOP Senate minority or majority leaders: Norma Anderson of Lakewood, Mark Hillman of Burlington and Mike Kopp of Littleton.

All left their mark on the Senate.

“It’s good to see so many people,” said Anderson, who posed with plenty of folks who wanted a picture with her.

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Oh what fun! Another holiday season

Oh what fun indeed. The WestBrooke Group's holiday card for 2015.
Oh what fun indeed. The WestBrooke Group’s holiday card for 2015.
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From Moffat County Clerk Lila Herod and her staff.
Congressman Ed Perlmutter and his wife Nancy.
Congressman Ed Perlmutter and his wife Nancy.

My favorite holiday card so far this season comes from the WestBrooke Group, a political consulting firm started by Monica Owens Beauprez and Hillary Shoun.

“Oh what fun!” the card reads and it looks like they are having quite a first year.

Another card that caught my eye came from Moffat County Clerk Leslie Herod and her staff. It was sent to my boss,  Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams. Beautiful.

And I loved the simplicity of the postcard sent by Congressman Ed Perlmutter and his wife Nancy.

I hope your holiday season is great.