Day 50: Walker Stapleton Still Hasn’t Shown Up at Work
Since August 23rd, the Colorado Democratic Party has been photographing State Treasurer Walker Stapleton’s empty parking space at the State Capitol at random times during the work day to underscore Stapleton’s pattern of not showing up for work.
Stapleton’s parking space has now been empty for 50 straight work days.
Stapleton has attended only 55% of PERA board meetings as Treasurer, despite telling a bold-faced lie on camera that he has personally attended at least 90% of the meetings.
Stapleton attended 41 out of 74 PERA board meetings in two terms as Treasurer; his predecessor, Democrat Cary Kennedy, attended 45 out of 51 PERA board meetings in just one term.
On May 3rd, Stapleton ducked a crucial PERA board meeting where a legislative proposal was being discussed. Stapleton then admitted that he was asleep for the vote on that proposal.
Stapleton famously said earlier in the campaign that if it’s raining or snowing, he “might as well stay in bed” or “hang out at home” instead of going into the office.
Stapleton’s campaign laughably tried to justify their candidate’s chronic absences by saying that Stapleton “has stopped by his office over the last several weeks.”