Colorado House Minority Leader Hugh McKean's death shocked the Republican Party.
His sudden death is a loss not only for Colorado but also for Republicans as a whole, as he was a rising star in the party, known for his passion.
McKean had only turned 55 on October 27.
McKean was a rarity in today's political world.
He was passionate about his beliefs.
However, he was also respectful and respected.
To that point, House Speaker Alec Garnett, a Democrat, stated, "We will miss his kindness, the joy that he brought to the capitol every day, and the care that he showed every person he ever met.
"Hugh was the very definition of a statesman — a genuinely nice guy who always wanted the best for our state and his constituents.
"His integrity and the deep respect with which he treated every member of the House were a model for every lawmaker he worked with.
"The thoughts and prayers of the entire Democratic Caucus are with Leader McKean's family and loved ones."
There was not a bad word said about him throughout the Colorado House...
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of House Minority Leader Hugh McKean. Hugh was fiercely passionate about serving the great state of Colorado and will be missed dearly. Funeral services are being planned and details will be made public once finalized. pic.twitter.com/Yw7ARMTnJv
— Colorado House Republicans (@COHouseGOP) October 30, 2022
Rest in peace, and thank you for your public service, Mr. McKean.
Source: The Blaze