John Hickenlooper: U.S. Senator, Colorado

2022 Q Awardee Senator John Hickenlooper

Senator John Hickenlooper: 2022 Q Awardee

As Colorado’s U.S. Senator, John Hickenlooper brings people together to address our nation’s toughest problems — whether rebuilding a stronger, more resilient economy, lowering the costs of health care and prescription drugs, or combating climate change and protecting our public lands. He started his career in Colorado as a geologist before being laid off and opening the state’s first brewpub. After successfully running a small business, Hickenlooper was elected Mayor of Denver and then Governor of Colorado, where he served for two terms from 2011-2019 and helped the state become the number one economy in the nation.

As Colorado’s 42nd Governor, Hickenlooper signed into law several important pieces of legislation to help improve the lives for individuals and families living with Down syndrome.  He has helped raise awareness of issues of importance to the Down syndrome community by hosting GLOBAL’s World Down Syndrome Day celebrations at the Colorado Capitol building and he regularly participated in many other important events like the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show.  Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2020, he continues his work to increase federal funding for Down syndrome research and expand access to medical care in Washington, D.C.  Most recently, Senator Hickenlooper has partnered with fellow 2022 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy award winner Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) on a U.S. Senate resolution recognizing March as International Down Syndrome Awareness month. 

We are proud to announce Senator John Hickenlooper as a 2022 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award recipient.