One of the quieter causalities of this election cycle was when Peak Heartthrob state Sen. Greg Brophy missed qualifying for the Republican gubernatorial primary ballot at the Republican State Assembly in April. With Brophy term-limited, it looked like Colorado Republicans were losing one their most unique individuals (quite possibly the only Republican in the state who could have out-quirked the quirk master himself, Gov. John Hickenlooper).
But, the political winds have been with the Peak over the past week, and yesterday’s announcement that Congressman-elect Ken Buck tapped Brophy as his Chief of Staff shows that hasn’t abated just yet.
Not only will the Colorado political scene keep one of its most colorful characters in active duty, but having spent so much time in the State Legislature, Brophy brings a keen and thoughtful mind to legislating, while also being skilled at working with those across the aisle. In Brophy, Buck has made a strong pick.
As Buck said about Brophy in a statement:
“Greg brings with him extensive knowledge of Eastern Colorado and invaluable experience at the State Capitol, where he demonstrated his commitment to the principles and values of the people he served,” Buck said. He went on to say, “ he has demonstrated impressive political skills and possesses sound judgment, which will be critical to the work we do in Washington. I couldn’t think of a better fit for our team.”
We are looking forward to see how the self-proclaimed Prius-driving Republican shakes up the staid Washington, D.C. establishment.