Richard D. Lamm is Director of the Center for Public Policy & Contemporary Issues at the University of Denver. Richard D. Lamm is one of the new breed of policy analysts who argues that the challenge of the 21st century is to meet new public needs by reconceptualizing much of what government does and how it does it. Richard D. Lamm maintains we cannot retire the baby boomers under our current social systems, nor provide health care without rethinking the goals of medicine.
Richard Lamm has always been in the forefront of political change. As a first year legislator, he drafted and succeeded in passing the nation’s first liberalized abortion law. He was an early leader of the environmental movement. Reacting to the high cost of campaigning, he walked the state in his campaign for Governor of Colorado. Richard D. Lamm was elected to three terms as Colorado’s top elected official, and in serving as Governor from January 1975 to January 1987, he was the longest-serving Governor in Colorado’s history.