Colorado lawmaker Curry named House speaker pro tem |

Colorado lawmaker Curry named House speaker pro tem

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado
Kathleen Curry

DENVER ” Rep. Kathleen Curry, a Western Slope Democrat, has been named speaker pro tem, the second-ranking position in the Colorado House.

House Speaker-designate Terrance Carroll said Tuesday that Curry, who is from Gunnison, will give western Colorado a voice in major decisions. Curry represents House District 61, which includes Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley.

Carroll said the Legislature will tap Curry’s expertise in agriculture, oil and gas, and rural issues.

Her duties will include serving as speaker when Carroll is absent and helping other Democrats get elected in the next round of elections in 2010.

Carroll says Curry will also keep her job as chair of the House Agriculture Committee.

The nomination requires a vote of the House after the Legislature convenes on Jan. 7.

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