Friday, December 10, 2010

Business paper reports that Marostica won't be retained by Hickenlooper

Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper won't be keeping his predecessor's economic development chief.

The Denver Business Journal reported Thursday that former GOP Rep. Don Marostica, who leads the state Office of Economic Development and International Trade, had sought to keep the post, but that Hickenlooper has decided to bring in a new cabinet when he takes office in January.

Marostica joined Gov. Bill Ritter's administration in July 2009. He had previously served in the House from Jan. 2007, representing a Loveland-area district.

Post: Scanlan, Romer to leave seats Dec. 31

Sen. Chris Romer, D-Denver, and Rep. Christine Scanlan, D-Summit County, will leave the General Assembly on Dec. 31.

That's according to a report in today's Denver Post.

Romer resigned to seek election as Denver mayor, while Scanlan is joining Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper's staff.

Democratic vacancy committees will appoint replacements.