Polis thanked voters in his acceptance speech. You know, at the same point, we're not quite in the place as a society where it no longer makes headlines. Tonight, right here in Colorado, we proved that no barrier should stand in the way of pursuing our dreams. NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc. There is a special poignancy to your win considering which state you have just been elected to run. So all kinds of headlines today, as you will have been reading, about how you've made history. Well, that's on the gay side, too.
I think we are a forward-looking and innovative state.
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And I look forward to doing a good job for our state. I'm excited to highlight the inclusive nature of our state, which we're proud of, you know. I should mention, Polis is no stranger to politics. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. So I don't know, Mary Louise. He is the nation's first openly gay elected governor. Thank you, Mary Louise.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc. And at the same time, while of course our faith to a certain extent shows our values and, of course, the fact that I'm open about who I am can certainly inspire some people, at the end of the day, we still have to fix the roads, improve the schools and save people money on health care. It's a pleasure to be here, Mary Louise. And I look forward to doing a good job for our state. I think we are a forward-looking and innovative state. So you're making international headlines, too.