Former state treasurer Walker Stapleton, a Republican, has accepted Polis’ appointment to Colorado’s Financial Growth Fee.
DENVER — Colorado Governor Jared Polis is bringing within the Republican who ran towards him in 2018 to assist information Colorado’s financial improvement technique.
Former state treasurer Walker Stapleton has accepted Polis’ appointment to Colorado’s Financial Growth Fee (EDC), which shapes methods to retain and increase enterprise within the state.
Polis, a Democrat, has the facility to nominate 5 members of the EDC. The opposite six are chosen by the state legislature, which can also be managed by Democrats.
“No matter what Walker may consider a few of my politics and what I consider a few of his politics, I believe we each respect one another as profitable businesspeople,” Polis advised 9NEWS’ Kyle Clark in a joint interview with Stapleton on Wednesday.
“It’s additionally necessary to indicate that financial improvement isn’t one thing that Democrats do or that Republicans do or that Independents do,” Polis mentioned. “It takes all of us. It shouldn’t be ideological. We’re all on the identical workforce.”
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Stapleton praised Polis for sustaining Colorado’s place as a low-tax state.
“Financial improvement touches each a part of our state,” Stapleton mentioned. “It’s a fantastic alternative to for me to as soon as once more serve Colorado.”
“We’re dwelling in such a hyper-partisan world now,” Stapleton mentioned. “The concept individuals can’t break bread collectively and have a relationship simply because they’re affiliated with totally different political events is ridiculous to me.”
Stapleton is Polis’ second high-profile Republican appointee in latest weeks, following Polis’ number of Ken Montera to fill an open seat on the College of Colorado Board of Regents.
“We simply wish to appoint the perfect individuals,” Polis mentioned. “Walker is the perfect particular person for this position.”
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