Colorado House Minority Leader Hugh McKean Dies From Sudden Heart Attack
(TargetLiberty.org) – Colorado House Minority Leader Hugh McKean (R) was one of the most important politicians in his state. On October 27, the powerful lawmaker turned 55 years old. Unfortunately, he passed away only a few days later.
On October 30, McKean died from a heart attack while he was at his Loveland home. The Republican lawmaker was elected to serve District 51 in 2016, the same year former President Donald Trump was elected. He served as the House minority leader from January 2021 until he passed away.
Fox 31 reported a statement from Deputy Chief of Staff Roger Hudson on Sunday morning. He stated his boss was “fiercely passionate about two things.” The first was serving the state he loved so much. The other was his family. McKean had two children, Hanna and Aiden, ages 23 and 21, respectively, and his partner Amy Parks.
Statements of condolences flooded Twitter. State Representative Shannon Bird (D) said the late state representative was loved throughout the state. She said he “transcended partisanship.”
My heart is broken over the news that my friend and colleague Hugh McKean has passed away. I loved working with Hugh. He was family to me. He transcended partisanship and was a friend to all. His loss leaves a hole in my heart and Colorado has lost an incredible leader. pic.twitter.com/jqeLTocozo
— State Representative Shannon Bird (@ShannonBird4CO) October 30, 2022
On November 3, the Colorado House Republicans released the funeral information for the lawmaker. McKean will lie in state beginning on November 10. His funeral services will take place on November 12.
RELEASE: Funeral arrangements finalized for Leader McKean:
11/10 – McKean will Lie in State in the Capitol Rotunda w/mil honors & special guests
11/12 – Church services at Rez Church in Loveland
— Colorado House Republicans (@COHouseGOP) November 3, 2022
As the late minority leader lies in state, several special guests will speak on the 10th.
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