Garnett, Esgar Statements on the Passing of Governor Dick Lamm

DENVER, CO– House Speaker Alec Garnett and Majority Leader Daneya Esgar released the following statements on the passing of former Governor Dick Lamm.

“Governor Lamm was a towering presence in Colorado politics,” said Speaker Alec Garnett, D-Denver. “He made it his life’s work to protect our state’s natural treasures and ensure that our state remained a great place to live and work. He leaves behind a legacy of dedication and hard work, and while we didn’t always agree, I appreciated his mentorship and have always respected and admired Governor Lamm enormously. My thoughts today are with his wife Dottie and family. May he rest in peace.” 

“My most heartfelt condolences go out to Governor Lamm’s family today,” said Majority Leader Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo. “Governor Lamm was a public servant who knew how to reach across the aisle and put people over politics without compromising on his values. Despite the enormous loss that we feel today, Governor Lamm’s legacy of straight talking, hard working, and no-nonsense public service is alive and well.”