Nov 3, 2010 6:01 PM by David Ortiviz

Hickenlooper says focus now is on Colorado's economy

Fresh off his victory, Governor elect John Hickenlooper says his priority is fixing Colorado's economy. On Wednesday Hickenlooper announced a new team to transition from Governor Bill Ritter's administration.

Hickenlooper and Lt. Governor elect Joe Garcia were in Denver Wednesday morning. They announced their transition team called Partners For Colorado. Garcia will lead the group, which will include dozens of committee members from across the state. Their primary job is to identify challenges and weakness in our state government and select leaders who can fix it.

"The campaign is over. What party someone's in or what happened during the campaign we got to put that behind us and recognize that we have some real challenges not just in this state but in this country," said Hickenlooper.

"We will not be limited by geography, political affiliation, we want the best people because we know we're going to need the best people as we try to deal with jobs and the economy," said Garcia.

The transition team plans to hold eight meetings around the state starting later this month. They're taking comments from the public right now on their website


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