Meet the candidates 

La Plata Dems lunchtime speaker series, “The Club,” continues Tues., March 5 at 1 p.m. We’ll hear from several candidates for CU Regents and our candidate for Congressional District 3, Adam Frisch ( Why should you join? CU Regents set tuition for each campus; they hire the president, auditor, treasurer and secretary; they approve tenure for professors; and they approve the $5.5 billion annual budget, with an economic impact of over $9 billion! CU is the third-largest employer in Colorado with 36,000 people.

Two candidates are running for CU Regent at-Large. Elliot Hood ( is a school attorney who advocates for school districts and educators across Colorado, from large districts on the Front Range to smaller districts on the Eastern plains and Western slope. He has advocated for teachers, stood up for gender inclusion and anti-racism efforts, and fought for students with disabilities. Charles Johnson ( #MEETCJ) has a commitment to CU that spans 35 years from student government to athletic director to his current role as a member of the Board of Trustees. His drive to provide greater access and opportunities for all students is well established. 

Robert Logan (, running for CU Regent for CD3, is well-known in Durango. He’s a fifth-generation SW Coloradan with a deep love for the state. He joined the Air Force in 1977, became a jet mechanic. When he got out, Robert earned his business degree and teaching license at Fort Lewis College. He earned a Masters of Divinity from Denver Seminary. He’s been a Durango High School educator for the past 25 years. 
Adam Frisch ran the closest race in the country in 2022. His loss by 546 votes to incumbent Congresswoman Lauren Boebert spurred him to run again, and this time it turns out he won’t be facing her again – she has gone off to run in CD4. Join us to hear how the campaign is going and what issues he is tackling. There will be Q&As! 
Sessions will be recorded and available next day or so. Register for the zoom link at
- Karen Pontius, Durango­