First a Supreme Court judge, and now another Coloradan has been nominated by President Trump to a top post in Washington at an agency near and dear to our hearts, the Interior Department.

Rifle native David Bernhardt was nominated Friday to serve as the deputy secretary of Interior, where he once served as solicitor under Secretary Gale Norton.

The White House announcement describes Bernhardt as an avid hunter and fisherman, who also served on the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Bernhardt moved from his home in Colorado in Washington back in the 1990s to work for former U.S. Congressman Scott McInnis, then went to work for Brown Brownstein, Hyatt Farber and Schreck, where he’s in charge of the natural resources law practice.

We hope this Coloradan can get through the confirmation process a lot smoother than Justice Neil Gorsuch.

No word on how U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Washington, D.C. will vote.