#23 Former Golden Mayor Jacob Smith: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: Reflections on Two Years in “the District”.

After completing his tenure as Golden’s mayor, Jacob headed to Washington, D.C. for a stint in the U.S. Senate as Senator Bernie Sanders’ energy and climate policy adviser. Jacob is back home in Golden after his two-year adventure, and shared some reflections on just how closely House of Cards andVeep resemble what life is actually like on Capitol Hill, what it was like working for a senator—who is now a presidential candidate–and the politics of energy and climate change.