COLORADO — (11-06-18) — Openly Gay candidate Jared Polis has made not only LGBTQ history but American history becoming the first  elected openly gay Governor of Colorado.  The Democrat ran on a progressive platform, contrasting himself from his pro-Trump Republican opponent.

Jared Polis won the Colorado Governor’s Race becoming the first ever – openly gay person to be elected governor in the United States.

Openly gay Governor-Elect Jared Polis who had served in the House of Representatives since 2009, did not even try hiding his sexual orientation during the campaign. In fact he used it to his advantage to emphasize the contrast between himself and President Donald Trump’s hand picked candidate.

“I think it really gives Colorado an opportunity to stick a thumb in the eye of Mike Pence, whose view of America is not as inclusive as where America is today,” said Governor-Elect Jared Polis had said during the campaign.

Governor-Elect Jared Polis will succeed Democrat John Hickenlooper, who’s been Colorado’s governor since 2011.

You can congratulate the history maker Governor-Elect Jared Polis on Twitter.

Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

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