It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of the former state senator of the 6th District, Jim Isgar. He was not only one of the great politicians of our time, but he was also a very successful rancher, businessman and friend. I want to publicly convey to his wife, his children, his siblings and his multitude of friends my sadness for our great loss.
Although Jim was a devout Democrat, in his eyes there were no Democrat or Republican issues when it came to agriculture, natural resources, property rights and especially water issues. I was told by one of the lobbyists in Denver that he could go to the microphone in a committee or on the Senate floor and change the entire debate with one sentence.