The Western Conservative Summit has proven in years past to be the event of choice for prominent Colorado politicians as well as candidates seeking public office.
As the Summit kicks off for 2014, Colorado’s conservative leaders have once again flocked to Denver both to speak with constituents and to educate themselves on current critical issues.
Bob Beauprez, Randy Baumgardner, and Kevin Lundberg, as well as state and national candidates such as Jane Barnes, George Leing, and Don Ytterberg have all made appearances at the 2014 WCS.
The conservative office-holders attending WCS 2014 recognize the necessity of continually learning new information and listening to those they represent.
“There are a lot of people here [who are] like-minded, and there are a lot of things to learn,” said Baumgardner.
Issues such as minimum wage, marijuana, and immigration are of particular concern to some candidates, while others see the Summit as an opportunity to band together and present a more unified front as they engage in the discussions of the day.
“If we could get a consistent message and be moving forward as Republican candidates in the state, it would really help all of us,” said Jane Barnes, state House of Representatives hopeful.
“It’s a great time to see what people are thinking about and try to generate some enthusiasm for our ideals,” said Barnes.