Marlon Reis, Colorado’s first gentleman and father of two, is the longtime partner of Governor Jared Polis. Polis became the nation’s first openly gay man elected as a nonincumbent in Congress nearly a decade ago and is now the first openly gay governor of Colorado (second openly gay person elected to governorship in the U.S.).
But Marlon Reis is much more than a first gentleman and father. He is a vegan animal rights activist who has made animal welfare a main priority in his current role. Reis also enjoys writing, his pieces having been published by USA Today, Politico, CNN, and The Washington Post.