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Big-name and local Democrats to speak to Colorado College supporters Saturday night

August 29, 2017 Updated: August 29, 2017 at 10:35 pm
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photo - The Colorado College logo shown Tuesday, February 9, 2016, on banners hung near Cutler Hall on the CC campus. (Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette)
The Colorado College logo shown Tuesday, February 9, 2016, on banners hung near Cutler Hall on the CC campus. (Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette) 

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:

For governor:

·Noel Ginsburg

·Mike Johnston (by proxy)

·Cary Kennedy

·Jared Polis (by proxy)

For attorney general:

·Brad Levin

·Michael Doughterty

·Joe Salazar (by proxy)

·Phil Weiser

For secretary of state:

·Jena Griswold

·Gabriel McArthur

For state treasurer:

·Steve Lebsock

For Congressional District 5:

·Betty Field

·Stephany Rose Spaulding

For House District 17: Tony Exum

For House District 18: Graham Anderson, Terry Martinez

For House District 21: Liz Rosenbaum

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