Colorado GOP gubernatorial nominee Beauprez names Dougco commissioner Jill Repella as running mate

DENVER - Douglas County Commissioner Jill Repella has been named running mate to Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Beauprez.

The Beauprez campaign announced his lieutenant governor pick on Tuesday.

Beauprez released the following statement in a release:

"Claudia and I are honored to have Jill join the team. We're impressed with her record as a community leader, a dedicated public servant, an economic development leader and mother, along with her in-depth knowledge of the issues that are impacting families across Colorado. She is the type of strong leader that every Coloradan will be proud to have as their Lieutenant Governor."

Repella was first elected to the three-member commission in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. Term limits prevent her from seeing re-election.

Repella has worked for more than 12 years in commercial space planning and architecture. She has degrees from the University of Denver and Colorado State University. Repella also attended the University of Colorado at Denver.

Tuesday was the statutory deadline one week after Beauprez's nomination.

"I'm thrilled to be part of the Beauprez ticket for a stronger Colorado," Repella said in a release. "Coloradans are ready for a true leader, one who will listen to us and fight for what is right. Bob Beauprez is that leader, and I'm honored to be his running mate."

Beauprez and Repella will be joining former Republican gubernatorial candidates Tom Tancredo, Mike Kopp and Secretary of State Scott Gessler on a Unity Tour of the Front Range on Wednesday. 

Colorado Republican Committee Chairman Ryan Call released the following statement hailing Beauprez's announcement:

"With the selection of Commissioner Jill Repella as Bob's running mate, Colorado Republicans are celebrating one of the strongest and most united tickets we have seen in years. Jill is an effective and pragmatic policymaker with deep roots in Colorado, and is a terrific mother of three.  She knows firsthand the challenges facing Coloradans from all walks of life, and, as lieutenant governor, Jill will be a tireless advocate for policies that will help grow our economy, create opportunity, and improve the lives of each and every one of us. We look forward to helping elect Bob Beauprez as governor and Jill Repella as lieutenant governor in November."

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