Denver area’s 16 rising stars of politics named
Author: Mark Harden - May 24, 2018 - Updated: May 26, 2018
A 28-year-old congressional campaign manager and Colorado’s first gay African-American state representative are both featured on a new list of Denver’s rising stars of politics.
Denverite’s list includes Jordan Bresson, who at 28 is managing Democrat Saira Rao’s primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette in the 1st Congressional District.
It also includes state Rep. Leslie Herod of Denver, who was featured by the New Yorker in December 2016 as “the first gay African-American to be elected to Colorado’s House of Representatives.”
We were looking for people on their way up in politics, whether that’s in office, working on campaigns, working in activism, fundraising, lobbying — whatever. As long as they weren’t currently declared in a contested race, we’d consider them.