Early speculation by the Washington Post on presidential candidates for 2016 has John Hickenlooper as one of two westerners on the early list. The other is Brian Schweitzer, a fellow governor from Montana (term-limited, out of office in January).
Hickenlooper and Schweitzer are the only candidates mentioned outside the Boston-New York-DC corridor. Hickenlooper is the only candidate from a swing presidential state. But, could we see one more run by Jerry Brown?
Mr. Ciruli is the Director of the Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He is an adjunct professor teaching public opinion and foreign policy. The Crossley Center conducts research and presents live and virtual programs on foreign policy, politics, public policy and public opinion.
Mr. Ciruli holds a law degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and a bachelor’s degree cum laude in political science from UCLA. He is a member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), and is the past-president of the Pacific Chapter of AAPOR (PAPOR). Mr. Ciruli is a board member of the Social Science Foundation of the University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies and past-president of the Georgetown Law Alumni Board and the Denver Athletic Club.
Mr. Ciruli is widely known to Colorado audiences as a pollster and political analyst. In 2016, Mr. Ciruli was inducted into the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame.