John Hickenlooper introduces Lieutenant Governor choice Joseph Garcia as a "shredder"

A short time ago, Joseph Garcia was officially announced as John Hickenlooper's running mate for governor. But while the presumptive Democratic standard-bearer could have limited himself to praising Garcia's stint as president of Colorado State University-Pueblo, he branched out with the following quote retrieved by Westword's Johnny Molfetta, who was on the scene: "Joe Garcia is a hiker, a mountain biker and is a shredder on the snow board. He lives Colorado."

That location is a big bonus for Garcia as he jumps into the political arena. After all, if he lived in Delaware, it'd be a helluva commute. Page down below to see photos by Molfetta from today's press conference.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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