Happy Thanksgiving, PeakNation™. We asked some of our favorite Colorado state legislators what they were thankful for this year and to share their favorite Thanksgiving traditions. Here are a few of their responses:
What are you thankful for this year? What are your favorite Thanksgiving traditions?
Sen. Irene Aguilar (D-Denver)
“We usually have my family at my home and some friends who are like family who don’t have Colorado connections. My favorite tradition is that we go around the table from youngest to oldest and each state what we are thankful for. My 90 year old father is generally last!”
Rep. Perry Buck (R-Windsor)
Sen. Kevin Grantham (R-Canon City)
“I am thankful for family and friends. Their support makes it possible to get through the job when it gets rough. I am thankful for this country. Despite its current faults and direction, this grand experiment called America is still the best country on the face of the earth, and it remains the last, best hope on earth. I am thankful for my salvation through Jesus Christ, my Lord.”
“My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is the big family get-together. It’s always been the big family holiday.”
Sen. John Kefalas (D-Fort Collins)
“I am thankful for my wife, family, friends, good health, and the simple blessings that are all around us if we take the time to notice, such as a child’s smile.”
“My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is running the Fort Collins Thanksgiving Turkey Trot. [Today] will be my second time running.”
Rep. Polly Lawrence (R-Douglas County)
Rep. Lori Saine (R-Dacono)
“I am thankful for the ardent resistance of the anti-federalists for insisting on a bill of rights. I am thankful for these listing of rights – among these under attack – religion freedom and our right to bear arms. Although the federalists insisted this wouldn’t keep govenment from violating rights not listed, we know that all intents to deprive the people of liberty is an ongoing march; the more barriers, the better. And I am grateful for the reporting of Colorado Peak Politics!”
Thanks Rep. Saine, we’re suckers for compliments.
Rep. Jared Wright (R-Fruita)