DENVER – Senate Republicans on Tuesday celebrated taking back the majority by looking to the future with their newly elected president, Sen. Bill Cadman, of Colorado Springs, and president pro tem Sen. Ellen Roberts of Durango.
Cadman – headed into his 15th year at the Legislature – was elected unanimously by the Republican caucus, offering a gracious acceptance speech that promised to work with the soon-to-be minority Democrats when he takes over as president in January. He served as the caucus’ minority leader.
Durango also was brought into the celebration with the unanimous election of Sen. Ellen Roberts to serve as president pro tem. Roberts, an attorney who lives just outside Durango, said she was honored to serve as the second-highest-ranking official in the Senate Republicans’ caucus.