David Skaggs and Scott McInnis served in the U.S. House of Representatives together in the 1990’s, Skaggs as a Democrat from Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District and McInnis as a Republican from Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.
Join us for an afternoon of discussion about their friendship as they engage in a wide-ranging conversation about issues on which they agree, disagree, and half-agree. The Center of the American West’s Faculty Director and Chair of the Board, Patty Limerick will moderate the conversation.
"David and I sat on opposite sides of the political landscape but we never exchanged a cross word even in light of the passion we both shared. You could not help but be drawn to his sincerity as a person, one who is a listener, and who really, really cared. I felt privileged to have served with David for many years. His integrity and love for our Nation was never questioned. But to know David makes one wish we had so many more with his character and to doubt those shoes can be filled again."
- Scott McInnis
This event is part of the Center’s “Bipartisanship (and Friendship) Happen!” series, which brings pairs of accomplished and dedicated public officials together to talk about their determination to extend the ties of shared enterprise and friendship across the divisions of recent times.