Roger Nicholson was a longtime supporter of former Republican Rep. Scott Tipton — until he heard Lauren Boebert speak for the first time in 2018.
“(Tipton had) started to get wishy-washy,” Nicholson said. “I saw Lauren as a fighter … and Scott was getting weaker, so I jumped on the Lauren bandwagon. I admire the hell out of her.”
Nicholson, 84, has lived full-time in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District for 11 years, though he’s owned property in Old Snowmass, where he now lives, for more than 20 years. The semi-retired businessman from Southern California is a registered Republican and voted for both Boebert and former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
Boebert, in particular, impressed him partly because she reminded him of his mother. His father, an Englishman, and his American mother met during World War II. The relationship didn’t last and his mother brought him and his brother to the U.S. while they were children and raised them here, he said.