Avoiding Crisis

crazy super democrat boy alert

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We interrupt our normal broadcast – the relentless, self absorbed ramblings of an insane person – to bring you something a bit less self absorbed and, well, a bit more coherent. In other words, it’s not about me and it makes total sense, or at least it’s supposed to.

A few weeks back when my twin brother, who I like to call super Democrat boy, was visiting, he received word that the State Representative from House District 2 in Colorado, which happens to be his district, was considering resigning his seat to take another job.

Buzz says it’s Cerbo

State Rep. Mike Cerbo, D-Denver, says he will decide this week whether to resign his legislative seat after being interviewed to be the next president of the Colorado AFL-CIO. The buzz is that he’s been offered the job and asked by labor officials to resign. But no one will say publicly that the job is his.

“I understand that I’m the pick,” Cerbo said Friday, but he said “no” when asked if he’d had a formal offer. “There is a lot involved with the AFL-CIO job. If I’m moving forward with it I have to consider resigning.”

House Speaker Andrew Romanoff said he could not comment.

Well, it’s (almost) official, the Seat in HD2 (southwest Denver) is (practically) vacant and my brother is seeking to fill that position.

This is crazy! Crazy cool. Crazy awesome.

And what’s even crazier is that some people are naming my brother as the early favorite and the obvious choice.

If Cerbo does resign and takes the job, his seat – which is in a safe Democratic district – will be filled by a vacancy committee. Mark Ferrandino would be the early favorite in that scenario.

ColoradoPols pointed out the obvious. Ferrandino has held several leadership positions within the party, both in the district and on the state level, so he would seem to be the obvious choice.

My brother is doing EXACTLY what he’s always said he’s wanted to do. He’s DOING IT. He’s not just thinking about doing it or dreaming about doing it, he’s actually taking that step and putting himself out there. All I can say is GOOD FOR HIM!

It’s not about whether he gets the position (which, if he does, would be totally crazy and amazing) but it’s about going for it and taking that leap and not being held back by fear – fear of failure and/or of success.

Okay…so now that I got that out of my system.

I’ll let you know the outcome. Until then, keep your fingers crossed and hope for only good things.

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Written by nicolemarie

September 7, 2007 at 11:01 am

6 Responses

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  1. What’s the area like, red/blue wise?

    prospectus

    September 7, 2007 at 1:19 pm

  2. Mark has been working for the people of Colorado since we set foot in this state – as a civil servant, a democratic leader, a candidate supporter, a financier, and is a friend of many.

    If things do fall into place, and he is chosen to represent Colorado, I don’t see it as a “leap” but instead just a natural “step” along his path of doing what he does best- making opportunities for the people of Colorado so that they can live better lives. Go Mark!

    Greg Wertsch

    September 7, 2007 at 1:22 pm

  3. prospectus – the district in question is a Dem Party stronghold. if he fills the seat for the remainder of the term, he’ll face elections the following Nov. his biggest challenge at that point will be the Dem primaries and not the election itself.

    Greg – you don’t need to tell me or convince me that my brother is a) qualified and b) deserves the position. And yes this is a natural step, but not one that anyone thought would come up so quickly. It’s a bit of a leap of faith for him – and that’s not meant in a negative way either.

    nicolemarie

    September 7, 2007 at 1:34 pm

  4. That is so exciting! Go Super Democrat Boy!

    Holly

    September 7, 2007 at 1:49 pm

  5. Sounds like his success will be well-earned. Best of luck!

    prospectus

    September 7, 2007 at 1:59 pm

  6. Oh I know – but I just like to brag for him – since he is too humble to do it himself.

    Greg Wertsch

    September 7, 2007 at 3:03 pm


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