Fort Collins’ Randy Ketner – better known to online readers as Night Twister – has just officially entered his name into contention for 2009 Colorado Conservative Activist of the Year. How is that? See what Randy compiled over on his RedState page: “Getting Connected in Colorado”.
It’s a seemingly comprehensive list of government officials, political organizations, online conservative organizations (including my Independence Institute), bloggers and talk radio shows, Colorado Web 2.0, Colorado “mainstream media”, and online national groups. If you see anything missing, leave Randy a note so he can keep it updated.
When it comes to local political blogging, Randy is a relative newcomer – only about 18 months under his belt at Night Twister. But he more than makes up for it with a rare combination of zeal and savvy. I was so glad to get to meet Randy in person last May at the Republican State Assembly, shortly after he joined the latest incarnation of the Rocky Mountain Alliance. It’s people like him that give me greater hope for conservative renewal in our state.
I can’t imagine how much time and energy it took Randy to put that very useful page together. But I’ve already bookmarked it, and plan to pass it along to anyone who wants to know where to get started in Colorado conservative political activism. That’s one more excuse taken off the table for those who want to get involved but say they don’t know how. Thank you, Night Twister!