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Gay Mayor Elected in Colorado Town

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The small Colorado town of Dillon elected a gay man as mayor Tuesday. First-term city council member Ron Holland defeated his opponent Don Parsons by a vote of 90-72.

Holland, a former restaurateur and longtime HIV/AIDS activist, has lived in Dillon for more than five years with his partner, according to the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund. Dillon, with a population of about 800 people, appeals to skiers on their way to area resorts.

Holland discussed his win with the Summit Daily News.

"I'm ecstatic," he said. "It was actually a larger margin than I thought, with two well-knowns running and both of us with a lot of support."

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