Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Jared Polis Becomes First Openly Gay Congressman Elected

Today is historic as openly gay Mr. Jared Polis has won the democratic primary in Colorado's District 2 against his opponents Ms. Joan Fitz-Gerald and Mr. Will Shafroth. The upcoming election in November is merely a gesture in this heavily democratic district. Mr. Jared Polis goes on to become the first openly gay person to be elected to congress and the third out representative efter Barney Frank (MA) and Tammy Baldwin (WI). Sexual orientation was a non-issue in this race, and Mr. Polis ran openly, honestly and on a platform of equal rights for LGBT people. Congrats to him and his partner Marlin Reiss of 4 1/2 years, a self proclaimed animal activist and supporter of Friends of Jared for congress.

http://www.polisforcongress.com/

3 comments:

Kevin said...

I have friends in Colorado, and while I know their street addresses (and phone numbers and e-mail addresses), I don't know their congressional districts. Including with this posting information on what cities and towns that district includes would be helpful. Thanks.

Kevin

Kevin said...

Here you go...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado%27s_2nd_congressional_district

Kevin said...

Oops. Too late. Polls closed, elections over, and Polis won! Cool. I used to live in that district. Great place, hip, excellent politics and weather.

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