Gail Schoettler

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Gail S. Schoettler (born October 21, 1943) was the 44th Lieutenant Governor of Colorado from 1995 to 1999. She had previously served as Colorado State Treasurer from 1987 to 1995.[1]

1998 Governor Race[edit]

She was the unsuccessful Democratic nominee for Governor of Colorado in 1998, losing to Bill Owens by 7,783 votes.

After Elective office[edit]

Since then, Schoettler has remained active in politics, and some believed she would run again in 2006, when Owens was prevented by term limits from seeking re-election. Deciding against running for Governor, she threw her support behind gubernatorial front-runner and Democratic nominee Bill Ritter. She is currently a non-executive chairperson of AspenBio Pharma.

Personal life[edit]

She earned a BA in economics from Stanford and MA and PhD degrees in African History from the University of California at Santa Barbara.[1] She was awarded the French Legion of Honour by President Jacques Chirac.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Gail S. Schoettler Profile". Forbes. October 7, 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Roy Romer
State Treasurer of Colorado
Succeeded by
Bill Owens
Preceded by
Samuel H. Cassidy
Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
Succeeded by
Joe Rogers
Party political offices
Preceded by
Roy Romer
Democratic Nominee for Governor of Colorado
Succeeded by
Rollie Heath