Voice for Equality: Brian Colon
August 21, 2009Brian Colon was the two-term Chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico before resigning to run for Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico in 2010. Colon received his bachelor’s and law degrees from New Mexico State University. Just after graduating from law school, Colon served on the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association’s Board of Directors. Mr. Colon is currently a partner at a civil practice.
Colon is an active member of several boards in his New Mexico and Albuquerque communities. He currently also chairs the Board for Popejoy Hall, the Center for Arts at the University of New Mexico, and the Albuquerque Community Foundation. Brian has also been a member of several other boards including the State Bar of New Mexico Committee on Diversity since 2003, the New Mexico College Success Network, and the New Mexico State University Alumni Association. The New Mexico State Bar Association named him the 2004 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year.
Brian Colon gave an impassioned speech in support of marriage equality during the New Mexico Democratic Party’s vote to include marriage equality in their official party platform, a measure that ultimately passed. You can watch an excerpt here:
Freedom to Marry salutes Brian Colon as a Voice for Equality!
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