Join members of the editorial board of The Denver Post and other panelists for a discussion of gun legislation at the national level. The event is free to attend, but you must obtain a ticket.
WHEN: April 2, 2013, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. MDT
A breakfast buffet will be set up in the lobby at 7 a.m.; those in attendance will then be ushered into the auditorium for an 8 a.m. start
U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette
Chief Deputy Whip Diana DeGette is serving her ninth term in Congress as representative for Colorado’s 1st District. She is a member of the powerful Committee on Energy and Commerce, an exclusive congressional committee with vast jurisdiction over health care, trade, business, technology, food safety and consumer protection. She also serves as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, which conducts the oversight of, and investigations into, issues falling under the jurisdiction of the full committee.
U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter
The Democrat represents the 7th Congressional District. He is assigned to the exclusive Financial Services Committee and the influential Rules Committee which sets the parameters for debating and voting for legislation on the House floor. In 1994, Ed was elected to the Colorado state Senate as the first Democrat elected to the seat in nearly 30 years. He served two terms, and eventually became President Pro Tempore before being term limited.
Sheriff Justin Smith, Larimer County
Prior to being elected and taking office as the 28th Sheriff of Larimer County in January of 2011, Sheriff Justin Smith served as a member of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office for 22 years. Sheriff Smith is a Kansas native who began his law enforcement career in 1987 as a student officer at Wichita State University while he was completing his bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice in 1991. He also was an explorer and reserve deputy with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in Kansas from 1987 to 1991. In 1991, he was hired as a patrol deputy at the Larimer County Sheriff's Office. Over the following two decades, he worked in every division of the agency and earned promotion from deputy through the rank of major. During that time, he also completed his master's degree in criminal justice from the University of Colorado - Denver and was a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. He is also a former adjunct professor of sociology/criminal justice at Colorado State University in Fort Collins (2004-2010).
State Sen. Kevin Lundberg
Sen. Kevin Lundberg has been serving in the Colorado state legislature since 2003. Representing Senate District 15, which comprises all of Larimer County except Fort Collins, Sen. Lundberg is the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He also serves as a memeber of the Health and Human Services Committee. Sen. Lundberg lives in Larimer County near Berthoud.
EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS:
Curtis Hubbard oversees The Post's daily editorial and opinion pages and Sunday Perspective section. A Colorado native, Hubbard has covered news and politics in the Interior West since 1993. Prior to joining The Post, he worked as a local news editor at the Boulder Daily Camera and as editor at the Jackson Hole (Wyo.) Guide. He joined The Post in 2004 as state editor; where he oversaw the paper's out-state bureaus and Denver-based reporters and columnists. From 2007 until June of 2011, he served as the paper's politics editor, handling the newspaper's election coverage and reporters covering federal and state government, Denver City Hall and transportation.
Vincent Carroll has been writing commentary on politics and public policy in Colorado since 1982. He was originally with the Rocky Mountain News, where he was editor of the editorial pages until that newspaper gave up the ghost in 2009. His first newspaper job was covering sports in a New Mexican town that hardly had any sports, so one year later he fled to the Joliet Herald-News. He also had stints at the Minneapolis Star and Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D.C., before settling permanently in Denver.
Alicia Caldwell came the Denver Post in 2003 as a federal courts and general assignment reporter before joining the editorial board in 2006. Previously, she spent 16 years at the St. Petersburg Times in Florida, where she reported on court and law enforcement for the Time’s bureau offices and later covered city hall, general assignment, politics and sports business at the main office. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Tim Hoover joined The Denver Post's editorial board in 2013, but first came to the newspaper in 2008 as a reporter covering state government and politics. Prior to joining The Post, Hoover worked for The Kansas City Star for seven years, covering state government and politics in Missouri. He has also worked for the Tulsa World, where he covered police and local government, and the McAllen, Texas, Monitor, where he covered police and local government. He has also worked for The Albuquerque Tribune, The Daily Oklahoman and the Oklahoma Capitol News Service. Originally from Oklahoma City, Hoover is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.
William Dean Singleton
William Dean Singleton, 61, is chairman of the board of MediaNews Group, publisher of 57 daily newspapers and more than 100 non-daily publications in 12 states. He founded the company in 1983, and in its 29th year, MediaNews is the nation's second-largest newspaper company as measured by circulation and the largest privately-held newspaper concern. Singleton is also chairman and publisher of The Denver Post, the company's largest newspaper; and chairman and publisher of The Salt Lake Tribune. He began his newspaper career at the age of 15 as a part-time reporter in his hometown of Graham, Texas, and bought his first newspaper at age 21. He served on the board of the Newspaper Association of America from 1993 until 2004, and was chairman of NAA in 2002 and 2003. He was chairman of the Associated Press Board of Directors from 2007 to 2012. In addition, his is on the boards of the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center, the National Sports Center for the Disabled, the Helen G. Bonfils Foundation, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Winter Park Recreational Association.
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