Curry gets No. 2 state House job |

Curry gets No. 2 state House job

DENVER (AP) ” Rep. Kathleen Curry, a Western Slope Democrat, has been named speaker pro tem, the second-ranking position in the state House.

House Speaker-designate Terrance Carroll said Tuesday that Curry, who is from Gunnison, will give western Colorado a voice in major decisions.

Curry represents District 61, which includes most of Garfield County. The western part of Garfield County is in District 57.

Carroll says the Legislature will tap Curry’s expertise in agriculture, oil and gas and rural issues.

Her duties will include serving as speaker when Carroll is absent and helping other Democrats get elected in the next round of elections in 2010.

Carroll says Curry will also keep her job as chair of the House Agriculture Committee.

The nomination requires a vote of the House after the Legislature convenes on Jan. 7.

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