Prominent Colorado GOP Member Suddenly Passes Away
(RepublicanPress.org) – Colorado House Minority Leader Hugh McKean (R) took office in 2017. The politician took the lead in the Lower Chamber in November 2020 and was running for re-election in the upcoming midterm elections. However, he won’t make it on the ballot, as tragedy struck over the weekend.
On October 30, McKean suddenly died in his Colorado home of a heart attack. He was 55. The lawmaker leaves behind his significant other, Amy Parks, and his two children. Many of his colleagues spoke out after they heard the news.
House Minority Leader Hugh McKean of Loveland, who turned 55 three days ago, died early Sunday at his home, according to a statement from the House GOP office. https://t.co/ncNcGxUHbm
— The Gazette (@csgazette) October 30, 2022
Colorado House Speaker Alec Garnett (D) released a statement describing McKean as kind and joyous — something he will miss seeing at the Capitol. GOP Chairwoman from The Centennial State, Kristi Burton Brown, also released a statement affectionately relaying a story about visiting McKean in his office with her kids. She said he took time out of his busy day to give them attention and show them around. Meanwhile, Colorado Rep. Shannon Bird (D) posted on Twitter to pay her respects as well, saying he “transcended partisanship and was a friend to all.”
The coroner confirmed the legislator’s cause of death the same day he died. A funeral will be forthcoming to remember McKean and for the public to pay their respects to the fallen leader.
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