Senate Majority Leader Ken Gordon may be term limited, but he's not going out quietly. A former public defender, he started representing the interests of Denverites long before he was elected to the Colorado House in 1992, and even won a Best Pro Bono Attorney award in the Best of Denver 1988. Now in his last year in the Colorado Senate, he continues to tackle tough issues, including fighting district attorneys around the state to establish standards for how long DNA evidence should be kept — and perhaps even win a new trial for Clarence Moses-El, who was convicted of rape twenty years ago and whose attempt at an appeal was stymied when a rape kit and other evidence was tossed in 1995. But Gordon's not all about blood and guts; he's also leading the charge to improve Colorado's voting systems, pushing measures involving everything from redistricting to all-paper ballots to letting voters rank candidates. "Ken is more interested in the details of election policy than most people would care to admit," his website admits — but then, he narrowly lost a race for Colorado Secretary of State in 2006, when long lines kept many Denverites from the polls. But our vote's in: There are no limits to Ken Gordon's talents (his comic campaign ads were classics), and we'll be sorry to see him leave the legislature.