DEBATE: Ballot Measures 60, 61 & 101

  • 28 Sep 2010
  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
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Join City Club of Denver on September 28th for a debate of the pros and cons of ballot measures 60, 61 and 101.  Natalie Menten from Colorado Spending Transparency will speak in favor of the measures; Kelly Brough, CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce will speak in opposition.  Adam Schrager, Channel 9 News, will moderate.

Greg and Kelly will each have 10 minutes to state their positions.  Following their opening remarks, 45 minutes will be allocated to questions. Mr. Schrager will insure there is adequate opportunity for audience questions as well as for questions between the participants. The program will end with each participant having 5 minutes for closing comments.

Natalie Menten
is the volunteer campaign coordinator for Amendments 60, 61 and 101. She is a Lakewood grasssroots community activist having recently led the petition drive to repeal the Lakewood grocery tax and assist property owners facing eminent domain.

Kelly Brough was elected CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Board in August 2009.  Prior to her selection she was Chief of Staff for the City and County of Denver.  She had also served as Deputy Chief of Staff, Director of the Office of Accountability and Reform, Personnel Analyst and Director of Human Resources.  Brough created the first pay-for-performance program for Denver employees.

She holds bachelor's degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Montana State University and a Master's of Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Adam Schrager covers politics for KUSA-TV/9NEWS, the NBC affiliate in Denver and hosts YOUR SHOW, a public affairs program every Sunday morning. In twenty years in the business, he has won numerous broadcast journalism accolades, including more than twenty Emmy awards. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University. Schrager’s first book, The Principled Politician: The Ralph Carr Story, has been featured by The National Archives and praised by historians and politicians nationwide. The biography, which chronicles former Colorado governor Ralph Carr’s defense of Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor, led state lawmakers to name the new state justice center and a Colorado state highway after Carr. His second book, The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado and Why Republicans Everywhere Should Care has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post and endorsed by people across the political spectrum. Schrager, his wife, and their two children live in the Denver area.

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