Governor Polis Orders Flags Lowered to Honor Passing of Minority Leader Hugh McKean

Monday, October 31, 2022


DENVER - Governor Polis ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor Minority Leader Hugh McKean’s passing. Gov. Polis ordered flags to be lowered from sunrise to sunset on the day of his memorial service. Once that date is public, a follow-up announcement will be sent.  

“I am devastated to hear of Minority Leader Hugh McKean’s sudden passing. A family man and a true public servant, Minority Leader McKean had a knack for making everyone feel like they were the most important person in the room. Minority Leader McKean cared deeply for his constituents, always had time for a conversation or a laugh, and truly worked every day to build a better future for every Coloradan. As a dad myself, I can’t imagine the pain his children and family are feeling at this difficult time. We are sending thoughts and prayers to all of Hugh’s loved ones and take comfort knowing his legacy will be felt in Colorado for years to come,” said Governor Jared Polis.