Chris Kennedy, Openly Agnostic Candidate for Colorado State House, Has Won November 10, 2016

Chris Kennedy, Openly Agnostic Candidate for Colorado State House, Has Won

Chris Kennedy, an open Agnostic running for the Colorado State House in District 23, has won his race.

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This is Kennedy’s biography, as offered by the Freethought Equality Fund, which endorsed him earlier this year:

Chris Kennedy is seeking election to Colorado’s 23rd State House District. Kennedy, who was raised without religion in his life, identifies as agnostic. He made a major career change from architectural engineering to public service because “he could no longer stand on the sidelines and watch the erosion of the middle class, the squandering of our federal budget on wars and handouts to special interests, the destruction of our environment and the denial of equal rights to so many of our citizens.” Kennedy has volunteered on many local and federal campaigns and worked for several local elected officials. From these experiences and the political contacts he developed, Kennedy was urged to run for this open seat, as the Democratic incumbent cannot seek re-election due to term limits. Kennedy was unopposed in the Democratic primary.

This was not necessarily an expected victory, but it’s certainly welcome in a fairly religious state. A bit of good news after a night full of disaster.

(Portions of this article were published earlier)

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