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Jared Polis’ Bold, Progressive Vision for Colorado Brings Assembly Delegates to Their Feet

Polis earned cheers with his plans to provide free, full-day preschool and kindergarten for every family, make our state 100% renewable by 2040, and bring universal health care to Colorado.


Coloradans have an opportunity to make history this year by electing the nation’s first openly gay governor into office.


“I will be proud to be the first openly gay elected governor in the history of the United States,” Polis said.  “Take that Mike Pence!”


Polis was nominated for the ballot by his partner Marlon Reis, and his nomination was seconded by Colorado DREAMer Bianca Acosta. Also on stage supporting Jared were State Rep. Leslie Herod, the first LGBTQ black woman to hold elected office in Colorado; retired teacher and Trinidad City Councilor Pat Fletcher; Pipefitter and Union 208 member Gary Arnold; Eagle County Commissioner Jill Ryan; Adams County Commissioner Eva Henry; longtime community leader and First Latina elected to the Westminster City Council and current Mayor Pro-Tem Maria De Cambra; Cancer Survivor Marcia Kohler, whose family was saved by the Affordable Care Act; and Coloradans from all walks of life and parts of the state.


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