Event notice: A Colorado legislative session wrap up with House Speaker Mark Ferrandino

You’re invited. Please come.

The Colorado Independent is proud to host Colorado House Speaker Mark Ferrandino at its monthly event this Thursday, May 8, a day after the General Assembly wraps for the year. The Speaker will take questions from you and from Colorado Independent columnist Mike Littwin.

Ferrandino has been Speaker since 2012. He has been a member of the state legislature since 2007. He’s a Democrat from a south Denver district and was the first openly gay man to serve in the General Assembly. He started in politics in the late 1990s, interning for New York Congressman Chuck Schumer and then working as an analyst for the Department of Justice and the White House Office of Management and Budget. He has played the trumpet since he was a kid and he still plays…. Maybe he’ll bring it with him Thursday.

Join us:

The conversation begins at 2 p.m., at Denver Open Media, 700 Kalamath St., Denver, Colorado, 80204.

The event is free to our supporters and open to the public. It also will be broadcast on Comcast Channel 56 in Denver and on denveropenmedia.org/livestream.

The Colorado Independent is a statewide online news source operating in a time when spin is plentiful, but factual, fair and unflinching news in the public interest is all too rare. Our award-winning team of veteran investigative and explanatory reporters and news columnists aims to amplify the voices of Coloradans whose stories are unheard, shine light on the relationships between people, power and policy, and hold public officials to account. We strive to report the news with context, social conscience, and soul, and to give Coloradans the insight they need to promote conversation, understanding and progress in this square, swing state we call home.