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Who is Jared Polis?
Jared Polis ( Jared Schutz Polis) is an American businessman, Politician, and philanthropist. Currently, he is serving as the 43rd governor of Colorado since 2019. Jared is a member of the Democratic Party, in addition, he also served for one term on the Colorado State Board of Education from 2001 to 2007.
Furthermore, he has served as the United States Representative five times from 2009 until 2019. During his tenure, in Congress, he was the libertarian-conservative Liberty Caucus. Moreover, in 2018 he was elected governor of Colorado winning against the Republic nominee Walker Stapleton.
As a businessperson, he founded American Information System ( AIS), Inc. In addition, while he was still in college AIS was an internet access provider and was sold in 1998. Moreover, back in 1996, Jared founded a free electronic greeting card website called bluemountain.com. However, the company was later sold to Excite@Home in 1999 for $430 million in stock and $35o million in cash.
Jared founded ProFlowers, an online florist, in La Jolla, California, in February 1998. Moreover, in December that same year, economist Arthur Laffer began advising Jared and became a Director at ProFlowers. However, on December 17, 2003, ProFlowers, rebranded to Provide Commerce, Inc., and went public on NASDAQ as PRVD. Provide Commerce was purchased for $477 million by media group Liberty Media Corporation in 2005. After that, he founded TechStar together with other investors in Boulder, Colorado in 2006.
Apart from being a businessperson, he is also the founder of the Jared Polis Foundation. This foundation issues annual Teacher Recognition Awards and donates computers to schools and nonprofit organizations. Furthermore, he has also founded one charter school called the New America School. In addition, he helped in the founding of another school called the Academy of Urban Learning. Jared was the winner of the 2007 Pacesetter Award in Education from the Boulder Daily Camera, as well as the Kauffman Foundation Community Award.
Jared has been referred to as one of the Four Gang who are wealthy and have donated to liberal causes. The other three include Pat Styker, Rutt Bridges, and Tim Gill.
State Board of Education
In 2008, he won the heavily contested Democratic primary election for Colorado’s 2nd congressional district. After that, he went on to win the general election on November 4th with 62% of the vote. He took over from Mark Udall, who was elected to the United States Senate the same year. In 2010, he was then reelected to the House this time garnering 57% of the votes. In addition, he also won in 2012 with 55%, 2014 with 57% of the votes, and 2016 with 56.9% of the votes.
Jared confirmed his bid to run for governor of Colorado in 2018. Jared was elected governor with 53.4% of the vote. Jared won the election, defeating Republican nominee Walker Stapleton by about 11%. As a result, if he wins, he became the first openly gay person elected governor of any state. However, the first openly gay person to serve as a state governor was Jim McGreevey, the 52nd governor of New Jersey, who disclosed his sexual orientation while he was serving his term as a governor.
How Old Is Jared Polis?
He was married on May 12, 1975, and currently, he is 46 years olds
Jared Polis Family
Who are His Parents?
He was born in Boulder, Colorado to Stephen Schutz and Susan Polis Schutz. His mother was the founder of the Blue Mountain Arts publisher.
Does He Have Siblings?
He has a sister by the name of Jordanna Schutz, an operating partner at blackthorn Venture.
Jared Polis Education
He attended La Jolla Country Day School for three years where he graduated with multiple honors. After that, he joined Princeton University where he graduated with a B.A in politics in 1996.
Jared Polis Boyfriend
Jared is openly gay and he is dating Marlon Reis
Jared Polis Kids
Despite being gay the couple has a son and daughter born in 2011 and 2014 respectively.
House of Representatives
At the House of Representatives, he was the Red to Blue program chair for the DCCC during the 2012 election. As the chair, he was helping recruit and raise money for Democratic candidates in competitive congressional districts. Jared considered running for Vice-Chair of the House Democratic Caucus after the then-chairman Xavier Becerra’s term was limited. However, he didn’t get the seat as it went to the New York Congressman Joe Crowley.
- In the 114th Congress Jared worked on different committees including:
- Committee on Education and the Workforce
- Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
- Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
- Committee on Natural Resources
- Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
- Subcommittee on Federal Lands
- Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
- Committee on Rules
- Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process
Governor of Colorado
On November 6th, 2018, he was elected as a governor. After, his election Boldly Foward, a 501(c) 4 nonprofit, was formed as the transition team. They working with Keystone Center as a facilitator. Furthermore, he was sworn in on January 8th, 2019. Moreover, an attempt to recall Jared and other Democratic elected failed to submit any signature.
Some of The Political Position.
Jared together with Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) proposed the 2011 Race to the Top Act (H.R. 1532) in 2011. The act authorized both old and new measures, such as new requirements to promote and reward states for implementing comprehensive educational reforms. These reforms will innovate through 4-year competitive grants that allow additional financing to grow Charter schools. It was also going compensate teachers in part on their students’ performance.
In May 2014, he became the first US representative to accept campaign donations through Bitcoin.
In 2014, he endorsed two ballot measures targeting hydraulic fracturing Initiative 88 and 89. Furthermore, Jared seeks to move fracking from 500 feet ( 150m) from people’s homes to 2,000 feet. This will help the quality of life for homeowners in affected areas. However, on August 4th, 2014 Jared announced that he would withdraw his support for the two ballot measures.
Jared approved House Bill 1124 on May 29, 2019. The bill was prohibiting a law that will enforcement officials in Colorado from holding undocumented immigrants. This bill will solely the basis on requests from U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Apart from the above political position he also holds other position including; Foreign Policy, LGBT rights, Campus rape, and many others
Jared Polis height
The politician and businessperson by the name of Polis stands at an average height of 1.66m tall and weighs 70kg
Jared Polis Net Worth
Currently, his net worth is under review, however, as of 2015, his net worth was $313.6 million.
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