Freshman state representative from metro Denver resigns, citing 'sensationalistic and vitriolic' politics

Rep. Ruby Dickson, a Democrat from Greenwood Village, was elected in 2022
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Posted at 10:18 AM, Dec 04, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-04 12:30:34-05

A freshman member of the Colorado House cited the difficult “political environment” for her decision Friday to step down, just a year after she was elected.

State Rep. Ruby Dickson, a Greenwood Village Democrat and rising star in the majority party, announced her resignation, effective Dec. 11.

“While I’m proud of our legislative accomplishments, it has recently become clear that the sensationalistic and vitriolic nature of the current political environment is not healthy for me or my family,” Dickson wrote in a letter to the House’s chief clerk.

She also thanked her constituents and called her time in office “the honor of my life.”

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