Burg Simpson Attorney Reeves D. Whalen Appointed to Fix The Debt Colorado Steering Committee
Posted Jan 04 2013 4:42am
(1888PressRelease) Attorney Reeves D. Whalen, an associate at Burg Simpson, joined the Colorado Steering Committee for the Fix the Debt Campaign. Mr. Whalen joins a prestigious group of Colorado bipartisan community and business leaders.
Denver, CO - Attorney Reeves D. Whalen, an associate at Burg Simpson, joined the Colorado Steering Committee for the Fix the Debt Campaign. Fix the Debt is a nonpartisan coalition of more than 315,000 members active across the country working to reduce federal debt. Mr. Whalen joins a prestigious group of Colorado bipartisan community and business leaders, current and former members of the Colorado State Legislature, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, and former Colorado Governors Bill Ritter and Richard Lamm in their efforts to call on lawmakers to address the ballooning national debt crisis. Fix The Debt is chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. Fix the Debt was founded by Erskine Bowles and former Wyoming U.S. Senator Alan Simpson. On the development of the Colorado Steering Committee, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet commented, "The Colorado Chapter of the Campaign to Fix The Debt will provide additional strength,support and organization from the state to urge Washington to get the job done."
On his appointment to the Colorado Steering Committee, "This is a pressing and time sensitive issue that needs strong leadership," said Attorney Whalen. If lawmakers fail to avert the fiscal cliff, 18% offederal money sent to the states will be eliminated and cuts in federal funding could cost Colorado up to 43,000 jobs. Those cuts will severely impact funding for education, housing, and low income programs.
Attorney Whalen is an established Colorado injury attorney representing victims, patients, and consumers. Reeves D. Whalen has been recognized as a Colorado Super Lawyer Rising Star, National Trial Lawyers (NTL) Top 100, 5280 Magazine Top Young Attorneys in Colorado, Denver Business Journal 40 Under Forty, and was recently awarded the 2012 American Constitution Society (ACS) Progressive Young Leadership Award. Mr. Whalen previously served on the Executive Committee for the Democratic Party of Denver (DPoD) and was appointed to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's Transition Team and Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg's Citizen Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC). Mr. Whalen is a Clinton Foundation Young Philanthropist and served on President Obama's 2012 Gen44 Colorado Campaign Finance Team. Mr.Whalen is a 2002 graduate of Dickinson College and earned a law degree from The University of Denver in 2007.