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Colorado Gets First Openly Gay Male State Legislator

Rep. Mike Cerbo (D-Denver) resigned from his seat in the state legislature last week to become head of the Colorado AFL-CIO. He was replaced this week by Mark Ferrandino, treasurer of the Colorado Democratic Party and former co-chairman of the Colorado Stonewall Democrats.

Ferrandino"A vacancy committee of party activists and local elected Democrats voted 23-3 in favor of the 30-year-old fiscal policy wonk at a meeting Wednesday night," the Rocky Mountain News reports.

Said Ferrandino: "I'm proud to be representing my constituents and the GLBT community. I'm a qualified Democrat who wants to do good, who also happens to be gay...I want to make life better for the people of the state of Colorado."

Colorado does have a state lawmaker who is a lesbian — Jennifer Veiga (D-Denver) was elected to the House in 1996.

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  1. Andy, that headline should read, "Colorado Gets First OPENLY or OUT Gay Male State Legislator".

    Fernandino is certainly not the FIRST gay male state legislator.

    Posted by: Zeke | Sep 21, 2007 10:16:57 AM


  2. Hey Andy...
    Why am I seeing a 'Jessica Simpson Jiggly' video link above this article? I don't want to watch girl parts jiggle...especially when they are attached to a Republican bobble head like Simpson.

    Posted by: peterparker | Sep 21, 2007 12:04:49 PM


  3. I just had to look up the term "policy wonk." Alrighty then.

    Posted by: GC | Sep 23, 2007 5:45:29 PM


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