Oct 15, 2013 7:51 PM by Alyse Rzemek

Former Lt. Gov. Rogers remembered at Capitol

DENVER (AP) - Former Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Rogers is being remembered at the Capitol.
Rogers' casket was on display there Tuesday ahead of his funeral in Aurora on Wednesday.

Rogers' wife Juanita released a dove as his body was carried into the Capitol. Among those paying their respects was former Gov. Bill Owens, who served with Rogers.

Rogers was the last man independently nominated as Colorado's lieutenant governor. After Owens and Rogers clashed in office, the law was changed to allow gubernatorial candidates to pick their own running-mates.

Rogers died suddenly last week at age 49.

He was sworn in as Colorado's lieutenant governor in 1999 and served until 2002. He was the youngest American elected as a state lieutenant governor and Colorado's second African American lieutenant governor.


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