Republican Russ George, Former Colorado House Speaker, Endorses Frisch in Race Against Boebert


DATE: October 20, 2022

CONTACT: Madeleine Schmidt, 405-822-0533

Republican Russ George, Former Colorado House Speaker, Endorses Frisch in Race Against Boebert

The Frisch Campaign to Beat Boebert Continues to Win Support Across the Political Spectrum

Woody Creek, CO – The Adam Frisch campaign to beat Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) in Colorado’s third congressional district has won yet another endorsement from a Republican leader on Colorado’s Western Slope.

The endorsement from Russ George, a Rifle Republican and former Speaker of Colorado’s House of Representatives comes in the wake of an endorsement from Republican state Sen. Don Coram of Montrose, who challenged Boebert in the 2022 primary election.

George, a fourth-generation Rifle native, served as a member of Colorado’s House of Representatives from 1993-2000 and as speaker from 1999-2000. Following his tenure as a lawmaker, he was appointed by Republican and Democratic governors to run the Colorado Division of Wildlife, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. George has also been a member of the Colorado Water Conservation Board and Colorado’s Interbasin Compact Committee, thus deeply understanding the importance of effective leadership in Washington to address the Colorado River drought crisis.

“I support Adam Frisch for Congress because he looks for political and economic balance,” George said. “He will work to enhance an honest and realistic relationship among government, business and personal rights. All points of view matter to Adam.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Russ George, who for decades has been a valuable leader on Colorado’s Western Slope and has earned the respect of Coloradans across the political divide,” Frisch said. “Colorado’s 3rd congressional district deserves a leader who will work across the aisle to achieve victories in Congress for their families, their businesses, and their communities. Boebert has failed to get things done, as evidenced by her 0-39 legislative record.”

George is the latest to endorse Frisch as the campaign grows support from Republicans and unaffiliated voters. Coram is serving as co-chair of Republicans for Frisch, a growing coalition of Republicans in CO-3 who are distancing themselves from Boebert in favor of a candidate who better represents their conservative values on issues like the economy, caring for veterans, and protecting Colorado’s water. Learn more about Republicans for Frisch at

In an op-ed penned in the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel last week, 24 Mesa County conservatives urged readers to “put country before party” and vote Frisch, writing that Boebert “is making Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District a laughingstock.”


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