Joe Neguse, a University of Colorado regent, has already declared in that race; Angie Giron, the Pueblo lawmaker who lost her Colorado Senate seat in September in a recall election, is rumored to be looking at it, too. But Gordon would not only have brought his common-sense ideas on the office to the race, he would have also initiated a real discussion on campaign finance reform.
But that topic may be off the table now: Ken Gordon passed away yesterday, apparently of a heart attack, after characteristically driving himself to the hospital.
Here's a statement from Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio on the passing of Ken Gordon:
Colorado lost a great public servant today with the passing of former State Senator Ken Gordon. A champion for good government, Ken worked hard to ensure our democratic process was one of transparency and accountability.Ken Gordon was a take-charge guy, one who wanted to steer Colorado in the right direction.
Whether it was during his tenure in the Colorado Public Defender's Office or in the Colorado State Legislature, Ken has left a legacy of fighting for those that cannot fight for themselves. Our thoughts are with Ken's loved ones and family, including his children, his grandchildren, and Betty, his partner of many years.
He'll be missed.
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