John Hickenlooper, Governor

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John Wright Hickenlooper, Jr.

Birthplace: Narberth, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States
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Son of John Wright Hickenlooper and Anne Kennedy Hickenlooper
Ex-husband of Helen Thorpe
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About John Hickenlooper, Governor

John Wright Hickenlooper, Jr. (born February 7, 1952) is a member of the Democratic Party and the 42nd and current Governor of Colorado. Hickenlooper has served as Governor since 2011. He serves as a member of the Western Governors' Association,[2] and was the Chairman of the National Governors' Association. from 2014-2015.[3]

Born in Narberth, Pennsylvania, Hickenlooper is a graduate of Wesleyan University. After his career as a geologist, Hickenlooper entered a career in business and cofounded the Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver. Hickenlooper was elected the 43rd Mayor of Denver in 2003, serving two terms until 2011.

After incumbent Governor Bill Ritter announced that he would not seek reelection, Hickenlooper announced his intentions to run for the Democratic nomination in January 2010. He won in an uncontested primary and faced Constitution Party candidate, former Representative Tom Tancredo, and Republican businessman Dan Maes in the general election, which he won with 51% of the vote. He was re-elected to a second term in 2014, defeating Republican former U.S. Representative Bob Beauprez by 49% to 46%.

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February 7, 1952
Narberth, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States