6 November, 2018
Joe Neguse wins race for 2nd Congressional District; makes history as Colorado’s first African-American Congressman and one of the nation’s youngest members of Congress
BOULDER, CO – Joe Neguse has won the race for Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, replacing Democratic Congressman Jared Polis. This makes Neguse the first African-American ever elected to Congress from Colorado in the state’s 142-year history, and one of the youngest members of the incoming Congress. As the son of immigrants from Africa, Neguse will also be one of only a few first-generation Americans to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Regarding his historic victory, Neguse stated, “I am so honored and humbled to have won the support of folks from across this incredible District. With so much vitriol right now in Washington and our political system, we must remember that, while fear is contagious, so is hope. Neguse continued, “Tonight, I am deeply hopeful for the future of our country, as we work together to rebuild our democracy. I will work each and every day fighting for progress for my district and our great state, and I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and working with a new generation of leadership to solve the pressing challenges of our time.”
Neguse won with 61% of the vote and 8 of the District’s counties, including Larimer, Boulder, Clear Creek, Broomfield, Summit, Eagle, Gilpin, and Jefferson Counties.
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