Politics

2021 marks Colorado’s first experience with non-partisan redistricting

BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER Redistricting is the term that describes the process that occurs everywhere in the United States every ten years after the U.S. Census, which is required by the Constitution of the United States, is completed. It reapportions the Congressional districts in each state and all the state legislative districts, based on the …

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Republican legislators report to GOP regulars on the 2021 general assembly

BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER Republican state Sen. Jim Smallwood of Douglas County and Rep. Rod Bockenfeld, the sole GOP representative from Arapahoe County in the state House, shared their experiences from the just-completed legislative session with 60 members of the Arapahoe County Republican Breakfast Club at Maggiano’s DTC on July 7. Smallwood, who is minority …

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Dustin Zvonek hopes to bring government experience to Aurora Council

BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER Before serving on the City of Aurora’s Citizens Advisory Budget Committee, Dustin Zvonek ran the Aurora district office for Mayor Mike Coffman when Coffman was a Member of Congress. Before that, he was a policy director at the state legislature for the state senate minority leader. A husband and a father …

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