The 5280 Fifty


During his decade-long run as the head of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Blake was a voice of moderation in the business community, moving the tax-reluctant group to help support both FasTracks and Referendum C. Still, it was a bit of a surprise that Governor Ritter would appoint the Republican Blake to helm CSU, placing two Republicans in charge of Colorado’s higher-education system (along with CU president Bruce Benson). Blake’s selection speaks to his clout on both sides of the aisle.