Leslie Herod

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Leslie Herod
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Herod greeting voters watching the 2017 Park Hill Fourth of July parade.
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the 8th district
Assumed office
January 10, 2017
Preceded byBeth McCann
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceDenver, Colorado
EducationUniversity of Colorado (BA)

Leslie Herod (born 1982) is an American politician, who was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in the 2016 elections.[1] A member of the Democratic Party, she represents the 8th district. She is the first gay African-American to be elected to Colorado's state legislature.[2]


Herod was born in 1982 on a United States military base in Germany. She moved around much of her early life, as her mother was an officer in the United States Army Nurse Corps. Herod attended high school in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[3] She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado Boulder.[4]


  1. ^ "Why I Ran: Colorado State Rep. Leslie Herod". Elle, January 20, 2017.
  2. ^ "Gay America’s Harrowing, Heartening Year". The New Yorker, December 31, 2016.
  3. ^ Gardner, Natasha (February 2019). "State Representative Leslie Herod Has a Story to Share". 5280. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  4. ^ "Rep. Leslie Herod". Colorado House Democrats. Retrieved March 30, 2019.