DENVER
10/14/2010 02:55 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Jared Polis, Mike Johnston Named To Time's '40 Under 40' List

Two Colorado politicians have made Time Magazine's list of 40 influential civic leaders under the age of 40.

State Senator Mike Johnston, who earlier this year earned the admiration--and antipathy--of many Coloradans when he shepherded Senate Bill 191 through the legislature, told the magazine he considered poor test scores and education inequality as nothing less than a civil rights issue.

Time also named Congressman Jared Polis, 35, one of its '40 under 40.' Polis is the first openly-gay man elected to Congress.

The '40 Under 40' list states its goal as identifying "a new generation of civic leaders is already at work trying to fix a broken system."