Former Gov. Bill Owens, a Republican, will help guide Democratic Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper’s transition team.

“He’s one of the statewide co-chairs” that will be named today, said Hickenlooper spokesman Eric Brown.

Hickenlooper was expected to name a total of 17 chairman to head up committees leading his transition effort at a press conference later Monday.

The list also includes Colorado Springs resident Bill Hybl, who is chairman and CEO of the El Pomar Foundation, and James Stewart, CEO of the Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce.


Brown said other Republicans will be named to the effort as well.

The Owens appointment was originally reported by Eli Stokols of FOX 31.

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