The Latest: Colorado’s Jared Polis becomes governor
DENVER (AP) – The Latest on Jared Polis’ Colorado gubernatorial inauguration (all times local):
Colorado’s new governor, Jared Polis, is promising to pursue education for all children, affordable health care for more families and strict environmental protections.
Polis also pledged to bolster Colorado’s already strong economy in his inaugural speech at the state capitol on Tuesday.
“Right now our nation is experiencing a period of growing divisiveness,” Polis says. “But here in Colorado we choose a different path.”
Polis succeeds fellow Democrat John Hickenlooper, who served the maximum two terms as governor.
Polis is the nation’s first openly gay governor. He was accompanied Tuesday by his partner, Marlon Reis, and their two children.