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Out politician Robin Kniech will become the first openly LGBT member of Denver's city council.
In the election, which featured all mail-in ballots and ended Tuesday at 7 p.m., Kniech was among five candidates vying for one of two at-large seats. She placed second.
"I ran to work for all Denver families," Kniech said Tuesday, "but I know this is a meaningful day for our LGBT community. We were happy to earn so many important endorsements, but I'm especially grateful to the Victory Fund for everything they did for our campaign."
Victory Fund president and CEO Chuck Wolfe hailed Kniech's election as an "important milestone for the city. We are very proud of Robin and her campaign team, and we're excited that the LGBT community in Denver will now have an authentic voice with a vote in city government."
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