KUSA - Former State Senator Ken Gordon died late this afternoon.
He was 63 years old.
The Democrat ran against Mike Coffman in the race for Colorado Secretary of State in 2006. Gordon did not win.
Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio says he suspects Gordon had a heart attack.
Palacio issued the following statement Sunday night:
"Colorado lost a great public servant today with the passing of former State Senator Ken Gordon. A champion for good government, Ken worked hard to ensure our democratic process was one of transparency and accountability."
"Whether it was during his tenure in the Colorado Public Defender's Office or in the Colorado State Legislature, Ken has left a legacy of fighting for those that cannot fight for themselves. Our thoughts are with Ken's loved ones and family, including his children, his grandchildren, and Betty, his partner of many years."
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