Legislature grows more diverse

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Legislature grows more diverse

Democrats select state’s 1st gay House speaker; GOP elects Hispanic woman to leadership role
Rep. Mark Ferrandino of Denver, right, is greeted Thursday by state representative-elect Dominick Moreno of Commerce City before the Colorado House of Representatives Democratic Caucus in Denver. Democrats took back the majority in the House after Tuesday’s election, and they elected Ferrandino as Speaker of the House, the first time in Colorado history an openly gay lawmaker has presided over the chamber.

Legislature grows more diverse

Rep. Mark Ferrandino of Denver, right, is greeted Thursday by state representative-elect Dominick Moreno of Commerce City before the Colorado House of Representatives Democratic Caucus in Denver. Democrats took back the majority in the House after Tuesday’s election, and they elected Ferrandino as Speaker of the House, the first time in Colorado history an openly gay lawmaker has presided over the chamber.
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