Spouse: Gov. Jared Polis
Marlon Reis, first gentleman of Colorado, is a freelance writer and animal welfare advocate. After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Marlon served on the Board of Directors of Out Boulder and worked with the Community Foundation Boulder County to support local LGBTQ+ organizations. His writing has been featured in The Washington Post, Politico, USA Today, 5280, and the Denver Post.
Together with his partner, Marlon was featured in the 2009 CNN documentary series, ‘Freshman Year’, following the day-to-day lives of newly-elected Members of Congress and their families.
For the past ten years, Marlon has resided between his hometown of Boulder, Colorado and Washington, D.C. In 2011 and 2014, respectively, Marlon and his partner of 16 years, Governor Polis, welcomed a son and daughter to their family, making them the first LGBTQ+ parents in the history of the United States Congress.
As First Gentleman of Colorado, Marlon looks forward to advancing animal welfare, environmental, and civil rights causes.