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At least Ken Chlouber is candid

Brief by Central Staff

Politics – April 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine

“Fourteen years ago, I was a pretty good guy. But I’m thinking I’m just as sleazy a politician as there is now.”

So spoke our state senator, Ken Chlouber. The Leadville Republican was talking to Peter Blake, political columnist for the Rocky Mountain News. Blake observed that “No one beats Chlouber for candor.”

Chlouber started his political career as a commissioner in Lake County, and he’s been climbing the ladder ever since — state representative from 1987 to 1997, and state senator ever since. Now he’d like to go to Congress from Colorado’s Third District.

But the rungs ahead of him are already full, and the arrival of a Republican in the White House hasn’t cleared the way.