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Alumnus honored for bringing government to the people

Former Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives Andrew Romanoff (JD ’08) is being recognized for putting the House sessions on TV.

Romanoff, a Denver Democrat, was presented with the Sue O’Brien Award for Public Service at a brief ceremony on the west steps of the Colorado Capitol building on April 30.

The Sue O’Brien Award for Public Service is given to elected and appointed officials, and others in public service who demonstrate commitment to the principles of freedom of information and open government.

The Colorado Freedom of Information Council chose Romanoff for this award because of his devotion to making the operations of the state legislature accessible to citizens of Colorado.

In his 2007–08 term as speaker, Romanoff led a successful campaign to establish a nonprofit broadcasting organization that provides live, streaming video coverage of the proceedings on the House floor.

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