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Jared Polis' Biography

Office: Governor (CO), Democratic

Contact Information

136 State Capitol Building
Denver, CO 80203

Full Name:

Jared S. Polis

Gender:

Male

Family:

Partner: Marlon; 2 Children

Birth Date:

05/12/1975

Birth Place:

Boulder, CO

Home City:

Boulder, CO

Religion:

Jewish

BA, Political Science, Princeton University, 1992-1996

Governor, State of Colorado, 2019-present

Representative, United States House of Representatives, 2009-2019

Candidate, Governor of Colorado, 2018

Member, Colorado State Board of Education, 2000-2007

Chair, Colorado State Board of Education, 2004-2005

Co-Chair, Congressional Caucus on Nepal, United States House of Representatives, present

Co-Chair, Democratic Coalition Immigration Task Force, United States House of Representatives, present

Member, Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, United States House of Representatives, present

Chair, Equal Protection Task Force, United States House of Representatives, present

Chair, Immigration Task Force, Congressional Progressive Caucus, present

Vice-Chair, Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, United States House of Representatives, present

Co-Chair, United States-Mexico Congressional Caucus, present

Former Chair, Commission on Financial and Investor Literacy, National Association of State Boards of Education

Member, Congressional Progressive Caucus, present

Former Member, Education and the Workforce Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Ethics Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Natural Resources Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Rules Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Federal Lands, United States House of Representatives

Former Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, United States House of Representatitves

Former Member, Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Natural Resources), United States House of Representatives

Co-Founder, American Information Systems

Former Sales Manager, Blue Mountain Arts

Founder/Former Superintendent, New America School

Co-Founder, Patriot Boot Camp

Founder, Pro Flowers Website

Co-Founder, TechStars

Member, Board of Visitors, United States Air Force Academy, present

Board Member, Colorado Anti-Defamation League, present

Board Member, Colorado Conservation Voters, present

Member, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative Board, present

Founder, Community Computer Connection, present

Founder, Jared Polis Foundation, present

Board Member, Latin American Research and Service Agency, present

Co-Founder, Academy of Urban Learning

Former Volunteer, Al Gore Campaign

Former Volunteer, Angie Paccione Campaign

Former Volunteer, Bill Clinton Campaign

Former Co-Chair, Colorado Commission on High School Improvement

Former Volunteer, John Kerry Campaign

Former Volunteer, Josie Heath Campaign

Former Volunteer, Michael Dukakis Campaign

Former Volunteer, Stan Matsunaka Campaign

Former Chair, Study Group on Financial Literacy, National Association of State Boards of Education

Former Member, Watershed School Board

Member, Executive Committee, Boulder County Democrats, 2000-2007

Member, Executive Committee, Colorado Democratic Party, 2000-2007

Awards:

Entrepreneur of the Year, Ernst and Young

Father's Occupation:

Physicist and co-founder of Blue Mountain Arts.

Favorite Book:

"Atlas Shrugged and "Don Quijote." For light reading, "The Number One Ladies Detective Agency."

Favorite TV Shows:

"Battlestar Galactica"
"Rome"
"The Simpsons"
"Henry VIII"
"Family Guy"

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Baseball: Rockies, Padres
Business: flowers, fish, chocolate, movie theaters, internet start-ups, ecommerce
Life: Dog, kids

Mother's Occupation:

Teacher and co-founder of Blue Mountain Arts.

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