Regis University to host forum for Democrats vying for U.S. Senate seat

Eight of nine candidates will attend Feb. 11 event on campus 


Regis University will host a forum for the Democratic candidates running for U.S. Senate at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 11, at its Northwest Denver Campus. The event is free and open to the public.  

Eight of the nine Democratic candidates will participate in the senatorial community conversation and debate hosted by Regis University’s Community Relations department and the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs.  James Mejía, a 9News political expert, will moderate the forum at which candidates will be able to express their respective visions for Colorado’s future and debate one another on topics relevant to Coloradans.  

Some of the topics that will be discussed include sustainability, climate change, education costs and health care. 

The candidates who are scheduled to attend the forum are Diana Bray, Lorena Garcia, David Goldfischer, Andrew Romanoff, Stephany Rose Spaulding, Erik Underwood, Michelle Ferrigno Warren and Trish Zornio. Former Gov. John Hickenlooper is not confirmed. 

"Regis University is pleased to host these notable community conversations and decisions,” said Jenna Farley, community liaison at Regis. “We want to help the voters in our neighborhood to learn more about the candidates for this important position. There’s no better way to do that than to bring candidates, community partners and voters to campus.” 

The forum planning committee includes student government officers and 15 community organizations. Neighborhood groups representing the Berkeley, Regis, Highlands, Chaffee Park, Sunnyside and Inspiration Point neighborhoods will attend the forum, as will representatives of Smiley Branch Library and the Democratic Party of Denver. 

This is a closely watched race, with Democratic candidates competing for the right to run against the Republican incumbent, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner. 

This event will be held in the Mountain View Center at Claver Hall on Regis’ Northwest Denver Campus, 3333 Regis Blvd. Parking will be available in lower Lot 4, accessible from Lowell Boulevard near W. 52nd Ave.  


About Regis University

Established in 1877, Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. Regis University, one of 27 Jesuit universities in the nation, has three campus locations in the Denver-metro area and extensive online program offerings with more than 8,000 enrolled students.