Jefferson Jackson Dinner
The Colorado Democratic Party is pleased to announce that Senator Jim
Webb of Virginia will be the featured guest speaker at the Colorado
Democratic Party's 75th Annual Jefferson Jackson dinner. The dinner
will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 29, in the Korbel Ballroom
at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver.
Senator Jim Webb was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006. During his
run for Senate, Webb campaigned on three themes that continue to drive
his decisions and priorities as a U.S. Senator: re-orienting America's
national security, promoting economic fairness, and pushing for more
accountability in government. On Day One of the 2007 legislative
session, he launched his career in the Senate by introducing "The Post
9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2007" (S.22), designed to
provide veterans who have served since 9/11 a level of educational
benefits similar to those received by returning veterans of World War
II through the GI Bill.
"The Colorado Democratic Party is honored to have Senator Webb
address our annual dinner," said Democratic Party Chair Pat Waak.
"Webb was successful at ousting incumbent Virginia Senator George
Allen, whose name had been floated as a potential presidential
candidate. Colorado Democrats can learn from his campaign experience."
Webb, a decorated Marine, attended the Naval Academy, fought in
Vietnam, and held several positions in the Pentagon, including
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs and Secretary of
the Navy. Webb received his J.D. from Georgetown University and then
served in the U.S. Congress as a counsel to the House Committee on
In addition to Webb's public service, he continues to enjoy a long and
successful career as an author and journalist. He has published eight
books, reported for Parade Magazine and earned an Emmy for his PBS
coverage of the U.S. Marines in Beirut.
Webb serves on the Committee on Foreign Relations, Committee on Armed
Services, Committee on Veterans Affairs, and the Joint Economic