State Rep. Gil Romero To Speak At CU Law School

Published: Nov. 23, 1997

State Representative and CU alumnus Gil Romero (D-Pueblo) will discuss “Politics and Public Service” at the University of Colorado School of Law Dec. 3.

The one-hour “brown bag” session, which is free and open to the public, will begin at noon in Room 103 of the Fleming Law Building. The event is sponsored by the dean’s office.

A member of the Colorado House of Representatives since 1984, Romero serves on the Legislative Joint Budget Committee, the House Appropriations Committee and the state Community Corrections Advisory Council.

He recently announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

Romero was named Outstanding Legislator of the Year by the Social Reform Committee and the University of Colorado at Denver in 1992, and he received a certificate of appreciation for service to the Hispanic community from the Hispanic League the same year. He also was named Outstanding State Elected Official by the organization Hope Alive in 1989.

Romero received his bachelor’s degree in political science from CU in 1975 and his juris doctor from CU’s law school in 1979. He received a master’s of public affairs from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1989.

Before going into private law practice, Romero worked as a staff attorney at Pueblo County Legal Services, as a state public defender and as chief deputy district attorney in the consumer fraud and juvenile sections of the Pueblo District Attorney’s Office.