Colorado College Democrats are offering an early opportunity for the party's candidates in next year's elections to speak to younger voters, older ones, too, Saturday night in Colorado Springs.
A long list of candidates for state and local offices are expected to take questions from students and the public from 5:30 to 10 p.m. in Armstrong Hall, which is located at 14 East Cache La Poudre St.
"We are excited to welcome CC students and Colorado Springs community members to discuss important issues that will shape the future of Colorado with state and local political candidates," Sophia Brown, who is co-chairing the event with fellow Colorado College student Steven Ortega, told Colorado Politics.
"This event is an amazing opportunity for our community to come together through thoughtful and educational political discourse."
The students have prepared questions that cover such topics as public lands, gas extraction, the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, education, affordable housing, rural economic development and renewable energy, Brown said.
The Colorado College Democrats' leadership team includes Kadin Mangalik, Nikki Mills, Shane Brown, Gabe Fine, Alan Pnakovitch and Clara Houghteling.
The candidates who had confirmed they would attend or send a surrogate as of Tuesday afternoon were:
·Mike Johnston (by proxy)
·Jared Polis (by proxy)
For attorney general:
·Joe Salazar (by proxy)
For secretary of state:
For state treasurer:
For Congressional District 5:
·Stephany Rose Spaulding
For House District 17: Tony Exum
For House District 18: Graham Anderson, Terry Martinez
For House District 21: Liz Rosenbaum