Failed Senate candidate turns political adviser
While failed Republican candidate Darryl Glenn ran a relatively quiet campaign for U.S. Senate this year compared to other races, he isn’t being quiet about his new venture: political consultant.
Glenn, an El Paso County commissioner who focused his U.S. Senate campaign primarily on the Front Range, has formed a new company called DLG Esquire Attorney at Law.
And he’s doing it with his new wife, Jane Northrup Glenn, a campaign staffer who he married — quietly — just a month before Election Day.
“My experience as a county commissioner had taught me that the best ideas often come from our neighbors, church groups and community,” Glenn said in a release announcing the new business venture. “But turning a great idea into a realty takes knowledge and ability.”
Glenn, who failed to gain much attention from national Republicans in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., lost that race earlier this month by about 6 points.
Initially supporting now President-elect Donald Trump during the campaign, Glenn later withdrew that support, but quickly returned to the Trump side.
Glenn’s wife, who lives in Fort Collins, operates a staffing business that specializes in finding work for employees with criminal backgrounds, “specifically those being paroled out of prison,” according to the website for her company, Authority Staffing.
Northrup Glenn was an adviser to the candidate.
In announcing his new business, Glenn said he is “ready to walk clients through the complicated process of making an initiative, social enterprise or campaign a reality.”
Glenn ran a grassroots campaign to win the GOP nomination at the party’s state convention earlier this year, winning a spot on the primary ballot over a field of several more well-known candidates.
He went on to defeat several other more established candidates in the primary race in June. During his race against Bennet, however, he raised only about $3.5 million compared to the $13.3 million campaign war chest Bennet had.
Still, Glenn said he shouldn’t be judged on just a single race.
In addition to serving on the El Paso County Commission since 2010, he also served on the Colorado Springs City Council and is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force.
“My life will not be defined by a single political campaign,” Glenn said. “Those will come and go. But what had driven me to run for elected office in the past still drives me today.”