Romero to keep side job |

Romero to keep side job

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado
Aspen Times fileAspen City Councilman Dwayne Romero, president of property company Related Snowmass, is Gov. John Hickenlooper's executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper’s nominee to head the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Aspen’s Dwayne Romero, plans to moonlight for about six months.

Romero, president of Related Snowmass,plans to work one day a week for the investment firm in Aspen and also work in the new post.

Hickenlooper spokesman Eric Brown tells The Denver Post that Romero will earn about $118,000 – or nearly one-fifth less than the $146,040 that most other Cabinet members who would work for the state five days a week are earning.

State Attorney General John Suthers and Treasurer Walker Stapleton also have outside employment arrangements. Secretary of State Scott Gessler plans to do some work as a lawyer for his old law firm. He has said he will take care to avoid conflicts of interest.

Romero, an Aspen city councilman, will step down from that role to take the state post.

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