It’s official. Colorado’s newest state senator is Kevin Lundberg. A press release from the senate minority office earlier this afternoon confirmed the story:
Larimer County Republican House Representative Kevin Lundberg has been appointed as the newest Larimer County State Senator. Lundberg was appointed after an election by the Senate District 15 vacancy committee.
â€œI was greatly encouraged to have support from such a large majority of the committee. I intend to continue to represent Larimer County in the Senate as I did in the House,â€ Lundberg said. â€œWe have a tough job ahead of us, and I canâ€™t wait to get started working on solutions that help Coloradans during these tough economic times.â€
Lundberg will fill the seat vacated when former Senator Steve Johnson left to become a Larimer County commissioner.
Senators from around the state hailed Lundbergâ€™s appointment to the Senate.
Senate GOP Caucus Chair Mike Kopp, of Jefferson County, said, â€œIâ€™m pleased to welcome Rep Lundberg to the Senate Republican team. Kevin is known to be a tirelessly principled legislator who always works hard on behalf of his constituents and state. I am confident he is the right man for the job, particularly in these challenging times.â€
Senator Greg Brophy, of Wray, also welcomed Lundberg to the GOP team adding, â€œHis experience, common sense and fiscally conservative approach to problem solving is exactly what these times call for; he will make a difference.â€
â€œI was happy to hear about Larimer Countyâ€™s newest senator,â€ said Senate GOP leader Josh Penry, of Grand Junction. â€œWe need principled, dedicated people working on Coloradoâ€™s challenging issues in the Senate and Senator-elect Lundberg is just the type of person we need.
As explained earlier, this is good news.