John Hickenlooper
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"John Wright Hickenlooper, Jr." is an politics of the United States/American politician and the 42nd and current Governor of Colorado. A member of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party, Hickenlooper has served as Governor since 2011. He serves as a member of the Western Governors' Association, and is the Chairman of the National Governors' Association.

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 (United States)/Constitution Party candidate, former United States House of Representatives/Representative Tom Tancredo, and Republican Party (United States)/Republican businessman Dan Maes in the Colorado gubernatorial election, 2010/general election, which he won with 51% of the vote. He was re-elected to a second term Colorado gubernatorial election, 2014/in 2014, defeating Republican former U.S. Representative Bob Beauprez by 49% to 46%.

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