Jared Polis is an independent leader who uses his private and public sector experience to find pragmatic solutions to the challenges facing Colorado and the nation. 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 Ethics, 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 making accountability work at all levels, expanding educational models, and improving persistently failing schools with data-driven changes to successful achievement gaps.
While still attending Princeton University, Polis co-founded his first company, American Information Systems, a success he followed with the launching of bluemountain.com and ProFlowers.com. He has been named an “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young.