Jared Polis

Governor of Colorado, District 2

Game Changer

Jared will be the first openly gay man elected governor in the United States

Biography

First elected to represent Colorado’s Second Congressional District in 2008, Jared 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.

Jared 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. Jared 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:

  • Jared will be the first openly LGBTQ Governor of Colorado
  • Will be only the second openly LGBTQ governor in the United States
  • And will be the first openly gay man elected governor in the United States

 

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