February 28, 2022

U.S. Rep. Neguse invites Superior mayor as State of the Union guest

Superior Mayor Clint Folsom will be heading to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday – virtually, that is.

Folsom was selected to be Congressman Joe Neguse’s guest at President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address, according to a press release Monday.

“Folks like Mayor Clint Folsom represent our country’s resilience and recovery. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the devastating Marshall Fire, he has shown great leadership helping communities come together, rebuild and recover,” said Neguse, D-Lafayette.

Mayor Folsom said Monday that he is honored to attend the State of the Union address.

“I wish I was there in-person, but being a virtual guest is the next best thing,” Folsom joked. “I’ve had a lot of interaction over the last two months with Congressman Neguse, and he and his team have been instrumental in securing much-needed help from the federal government for our immediate response to the emergency and through the recovery phases that we’re still in. I’m really grateful for his support and his leadership.”

In the press release, Folsom also expressed his gratitude for the Biden Administration in dealing with the pandemic and the Marshall Fire.

“In each of these crises, the work of the Biden Administration and of the Congress have proved essential to help our families and communities’ recover and rebuild. American Rescue Plan funds have bolstered our community, helping to keep businesses open, supporting families through the Child Tax Credit and providing direct support to our town government operations. Now as we work to recover from the devastating Marshall Fire, the partnership of FEMA and the federal government are all the more essential as we work to rebuild,” Folsom said.

Neguse said by inviting Folsom as his virtual guest, he intends to honor his home state and amplify the voices of Coloradans.

Biden is scheduled to deliver his speech at 7 p.m.

By:  Ella Cobb
Source: Daily Camera