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  Polis, Jared
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-03  
 
NameJared Polis
Address1655 Walnut St.
Boulder, Colorado , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born May 12, 1975 (44 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedRBH
Oct 02, 2018 08:01pm
Tags Caucasian - Very Liberal - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Pro Environment - Pro Marijuana Legalization - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Labor - Judaism - Gay -
InfoEntrepreneur and Businessman

Named an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for 2000, Jared Polis is a businessman and political activist who has founded, funded, and/or run several high-tech start-ups including Bluemountain.com, American Information Systems, Inc., Proflowers.com, and Dan's Chocolates. From 1996 to 1999, Jared served as CEO of Bluemountain.com, the most popular electronic greeting card site on the Internet, and led its business development team until the company was sold to Excite@Home in fall of 1999.

Jared Polis graduated from Princeton University with a degree in political science, but his experiences in the private and public sector span back almost two decades. In 1993, while at Princeton, Jared co-founded American Information Systems, Inc. (ais.net), a Chicago-based network implementation and Internet software development company that was sold to Exodus Communications in 1998. While still in high school, Jared began to build the groundwork for a highly successful career by buying surplus scrap metal from the United States Department of Defense and selling it to mills. At the age of 17, he spent the summer in Moscow trading privatization vouchers on the Russian Commodities Exchange, and spent several days as the only non-Russian on the floor.

Jared's political experience similarly dates back to his earliest days. As a summer intern for Senator Tom Daschle, Jared worked in Washington, D.C. learning about the governmental process. Jared also helped out with numerous political campaigns and served as a regional campaign manager for Gray Davis in his bid for the United States Senate in 1991 and 1992.

A member of the Colorado chapter of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization and named one of the top ten young entrepreneurs by Success Magazine, Jared continues to explore new frontiers in the business world, particularly in creating new efficiencies for consumers through technology. In 2000, Jared ran for and was elected to the At-large seat on the Colorado State Board of Education. Two years later he became Vice-Chair, and in 2004, Jared was named Chairman of the Colorado State Board of Education, a position he continues to hold. Jared feels strongly about the need to improve the quality of Colorado schools, and was instrumental in getting Amendment 23 on the ballot, which passed in November of 2000. During his tenure, Jared will focus on recruiting and retaining quality teachers, improving technology in education, and working closer with local school districts.

When he's not working, Jared is fond of softball, tennis, walking his dog, reading and getting the most he can out of life.



JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
07/15/2019-07/17/2019 Magellan Data & Mapping Strategies (R) 49.00% ( 0.0) 37.00% ( 0.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
06/24/2019-06/27/2019 Keating Research (D) 50.00% ( 0.0) 35.00% ( 0.0) 15.00% ( 0.0)
06/27/2018-06/28/2018 Public Policy Polling 35.00% ( 0.0) 33.00% ( 0.0) 32.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Oct 22, 2015 10:25am Amusing A Democrat’s Proposal: In Exchange For Debt Ceiling Boost, Make It The House of Me   Article RP 
Jul 27, 2013 08:00pm Op-Ed by Candidate I’ve been FRACKED  Article COSDem 
Oct 01, 2011 03:00pm Announcement Jared Polis Announces Birth Of Son, Becoming First Openly Gay Parent In Congress   Article Homegrown Democrat 
Dec 09, 2010 01:30pm News Colorado Dem calls for end of marijuana prohibition  Article Craverguy 
Nov 12, 2010 09:25pm Statement First Person to be Openly Gay and Elected to Congress Reacts to High Court's DADT Ruling  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jun 28, 2009 04:00am Op-Ed by Candidate Commentary: Immigration reform urgently needed  Article Jason 

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INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/06/2018 CO Governor Won 53.42% (+10.62%)
  06/26/2018 CO Governor - D Primary Won 44.48% (+19.77%)
  04/14/2018 CO Governor - D State Assembly Lost 32.86% (-28.79%)
  03/06/2018 CO Governor - D Caucus Lost 32.70% (-16.51%)
  11/08/2016 CO District 02 Won 56.89% (+19.72%)
  06/28/2016 CO District 02 - D Primary Won 96.99% (+93.97%)
  11/04/2014 CO - District 02 Won 56.24% (+12.47%)
  06/24/2014 CO District 02 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 CO - District 02 Won 55.69% (+17.11%)
  06/26/2012 CO District 02 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 CO - District 02 Won 57.41% (+19.51%)
  08/10/2010 CO - District 02- D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 CO District 02 Won 62.60% (+28.74%)
  08/12/2008 CO District 2 - D Primary Won 41.68% (+3.85%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  06/26/2018 CO District 02 - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-65.74%)
  11/29/2012 Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Proposition 112 - Increased Setback Requirement for Oil and Natural Gas Development - Nov 06, 2018 NO No
CO Secretary of State - D Primary - Jun 26, 2018 D Jena Griswold
CA State Senate 11 - Nov 08, 2016 D Scott Wiener
CO US President - D Caucus - Mar 01, 2016 D Hillary Clinton
US President - D Primaries - Feb 09, 2016 D Hillary Clinton
Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair - Nov 29, 2012 D Joseph Crowley
US House Minority Whip - Nov 16, 2010 D Steny H. Hoyer
DC Mayor - D Primary - Sep 14, 2010 D Adrian Fenty
CO US Senate - D Primary - Aug 10, 2010 D Michael Bennet
CO Governor - D Primary - Aug 10, 2010 D John Hickenlooper
FEC COMMITTEES
C00435370 Friends of Jared Polis Committee $ 64661.99