Jared Polis facts for kids
|43rd Governor of Colorado|
January 8, 2019
|Preceded by||John Hickenlooper|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 2nd district
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Mark Udall|
|Succeeded by||Joe Neguse|
|Member of the Colorado State Board of Education
from the at-large district
|Preceded by||Ben Alexander|
|Succeeded by||Seat abolished|
May 12, 1975
Boulder, Colorado, U.S.
|Domestic partner||Marlon Reis|
|Education||Princeton University (BA)|
Polis served as the U.S. Representative for CO's 2nd congressional district from 2009 to 2019. He is a Democrat. He was among the wealthiest members of Congress, with a personal net worth estimated at nearly $400 million.
In June 2017 Polis announced his candidacy for Governor of Colorado in the 2018 election. He won the general election in November 2018 defeating Walker Stapleton.
Polis was one of the few people to be openly gay when first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and the first gay parent in Congress.
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