Bennet Statement on Lt. Governor Joe Garcia Stepping Down

Washington, DC - Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on Lt. Governor Joe Garcia's decision to step down to pursue a new job as President of Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education:

"Although we are excited for Lt. Governor Garcia, his departure is certainly a loss for the state of Colorado and for the Governor's office - which is definitely now a little less cool. They were an incredibly effective team that built on one another's skillsets. Our office has had the pleasure of working with the Lt. Governor many times over the years, especially on higher education. We were always impressed by his dedication, intelligence, and charisma. He has a profound appreciation for the people who paved the way for his success and is committed to paving the way for the next generation. Joe cares deeply about increasing college access and affordability for all kids in Colorado. His passion for education and determination to create a better future make him an ideal choice for this next venture. We wish him luck."

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