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Gay 34-Year-Old Elected Minority Leader of Colo. House

Gay 34-Year-Old Elected Minority Leader of Colo. House

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Democratic lawmakers in Colorado's house elected Mark Ferrandino as their leader.

The partnered 34-year-old could now become the house speaker if Democrats regain control in 2012. Ferrandino, a New York State native, was first elected to the Colorado house in 2007, representing portions of Denver. Read more about the politician here. Colorado voters elected Jared Polis--also openly gay and under 40--to the House of Representatives in 2008.

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