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November 20, 2007 06:55 AM UTC

Gibbs Officially Elected to Fill SD-16

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  • by: Phoenix Rising

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State Rep. Dan Gibbs (D-Silverthorne) was officially elected to fill the vacancy left by Sen. Joan Fitz-Gerald’s resignation tonight by unanimous consent and without opposition.

Tonight’s meeting of the SD-16 vacancy committee was well-attended, with 33 of the 42 committee members in attendance.  Supporters and local press rounded out the attendance, filling the lobby of the Clear Creek Middle School quite nicely.

Many of the committee members got together before the meeting for an informal dinner at the Buffalo Restaurant in Idaho Springs.  Will Shafroth put in an appearance, and Joan and Dan were both on-hand as well.

After a brief recognition of the various officials and others in attendance, the floor was turned over to Sen. Fitz-Gerald, who gave a heartfelt thanks, recognizing all of the counties in the district for the work that they have done and the challenges that they face.

The nomination of Dan Gibbs was heard, recognizing the work that he’s done in campaign work, as a staffer for Mark Udall, and in his brief stint in the Legislature.  No other nominations were offered, and Dan was quickly approved by voice acclamation.

Dan’s acceptance speech focused on his desire to work for everyone in the district, not limiting his efforts to one group.  Having heard him speak only once before, his speech was warm and energetic.

He hopefully will be making the rounds of his new district over the next month or two for those interested in meeting and speaking with him.  I heard no official decisions on his resignation date or swearing-in date; I’m sure those will be announced as soon as everything is arranged.  My understanding is that the Post may be short a name or two for candidates to replace Dan in his House seat.

Congrats, Dan Gibbs!

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4 thoughts on “Gibbs Officially Elected to Fill SD-16

  1. If you tackle the issues with as fair and balanced approach as you did in the House last session, you’re future is bright.

    Couldn’t happen to a better man.

  2. I’ve been impressed with what Dan Gibbs was able to accomplish in his freshman year back in Denver for such a young fella.  Hopefully he will be able to continue to work on the pine beetle problem from his new spot in the senate.  It’s a tinderbox waiting to happen up here.  Does anyone know if anything came of Gibbs’ trip out to DC to testify on the impact of drilling on wildlife habitats?

    As far as the Repubs, Ali Hasan appears to have the clear edge with the enthusiasm and resources to run, but only if he decides not to engage in a bloody battle with Al White for the Senate primary.  Seems to me Hasan would have a tough time convincing those old time ranchers in northwest Colorado who have never heard of him that a fella named Muhammad would understand their issues better than Al White, but Hasan’s roots in Eagle make the return of HD 56 to Republican control the best chance for a pick-up in the state.  Though I’m not sure how the GOP establishment will feel about having Hasan in the state house, since he’s made it a point to declare that he’s not beholden to the oil and gas lobby or Denver-based interests.

    Commissioner Menconi seems the most likely to get the Democratic nod, but other folks here have said good things about Breakstone, the county assessor, but IMHO she’s too much of a newcomer to the district to win the vacancy committee appointment.  But I’m not sure either of them would want to sign up for what will probably be the most expensive general election race in the state if Hasan is on the Repub’s ticket.

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