Colorado's next lieutenant governor is poised to be a top executive from Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
Gov. John Hickenlooper nominated Donna Lynne, an executive vice president at Kaiser, saying she would be very capable filling his shoes if he doesn't end up finishing his second term. Hickenlooper has long been rumored as a possible cabinet pick for a Democratic President.
"If I were offered something in Washington I would certainly look at it, but especially right now, I could not be happier to be the governor of Colorado," Hickenlooper said.
The McCloskey Speaker Series on Aug. 12 was titled Democratic Governors Panel: Leading from the State Level. Democratic governors discussed how to lead a nation by facing the challenges of energy, education and citizens’ rights among other priorities at the state level. It featured Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Gov. Dannel Malloy of Connecticut, in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson. Gov. John Bel Edwards of Louisiana and Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington were unable to make it at the last minute.