Here’s Tonight’s Colorado Guest List For The State Of The Union

January 30, 2018

Every member of Congress gets an extra seat for the annual State of the Union address. Some take their spouses, others take people who want to make a political statement.

Here is who Colorado’s delegation is taking to President Donald Trump first State of the Union:

  • Sen. Michael Bennet, D — Brad Jupp, retired Denver Public Schools middle school teacher who works on education policy.
  • Sen. Cory Gardner, R — Don Brown, Colorado Agriculture Commissioner and Yuma native and Weston Imer, a 14 year-old Colorado resident “really interested in politics.”
  • Rep. Diana DeGette, D — gave her extra ticket to Sen. Gardner
  • Rep. Jared Polis, D — Anarely, a “dreamer” from his congressional district
  • Rep. Scott Tipton, R — taking his wife, Jean Tipton
  • Rep. Ken Buck, R — taking his wife, state Rep. Perry Buck
  • Rep. Doug Lamborn, R — taking his wife, Jeanie Lamborn
  • Rep. Mike Coffman, R — Mrs. Heidi Ganahl, University of Colorado’s Regent-At-Large
  • Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D — Yale University student Viviana Andazola Marquez. Her father, Melecio Andazola Marquez, was deported before Christmas