Jared is one of seven openly LGBTQ members of Congress
First elected to represent Colorado’s Second Congressional District in 2008, Polis serves on the powerful Committee on Rules, the Committee on Education and the Workforce, the Committee on Natural Resources, and the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.
Polis believes that education is the single most meaningful investment America can make in its economic future and in its people. His efforts in this area focus on getting accountability right at all levels, expanding educational models that work, and improving persistently failing schools with data-driven models to reduce achievement gaps. Polis also works with Democrats and Republicans to reform our nation’s broken immigration policies, to advance the cause of civil rights and equality for all, and to protect Colorado and the world’s natural beauty and environment.
Importance of Candidacy:
- Will maintain LGBTQ presence in the House of Representatives
- Is one of only 7 openly LGBTQ members of Congress