Lieutenant Governor's Inaugural Message- Tuesday January 13, 2015
Good morning, and thank you. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to continue to serve this great state, the state where I have raised my four wonderful children alongside Claire, my wife of over 32 years. I would not be here without her constant support, her sacrifice, and her independent spirit that motivates me every day.
As I thought about today I looked back about 5 years ago, the day I jumped on my motorcycle and headed to a bar in Pueblo. There, I met an incurable optimist named John Hickenlooper. Over a beer--and I've learned that he conducts many meetings that way--he told me about his love for all of Colorado and his plan to make it a better place where we could all pursue our dreams.