Representative Hugh McKean to Lie in State

(Denver, CO) -- Colleagues and friends of the late Representative Hugh McKean will be able to pay their respects Thursday at the Capitol in Denver.



There will be a funeral procession at 11:30 and McKean will then lie in state at the capitol rotunda until his service on Saturday at his church according to friend and fellow legislator Representative Richard Holtorf.


The Loveland, Colorado legislator died suddenly in his home on Sunday, October 30th. The Larimar County Coroner's office reports that the 55 year old McKean was taken to their office where a forensic autopsy was performed. The cause of death was determined to be a natural death, an Acute Myocardial Infarction according to the coroner's report.


Some of the bills that McKean sponsored that the Governor signed into law include,


  • Remote Testimony Before Legislative Committees

  • Colorado Energy Office Geothermal Energy Grant Program

  • Study of Devices Assessing Motorist Impairment

  • Jail Data Collection Clean Up

  • Public School Hunter Education Seventh Grade Course,

  • Expand Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Food

  • Promoting Crisis Services to Students

  • Mod Affordable Housing Tax Credit.


McKean was the representative for the 51st district in Colorado. He was the House Minority leader and faced no opposition in the upcoming general election. There will be an appointment to serve out the remaining two years of McKean's term.




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