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Jared Polis
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43rd Governor of Colorado
Assumed office
January 8, 2019
Lieutenant Dianne Primavera
Preceded by John Hickenlooper
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 2nd district
In office
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
In office
2001–2007
Preceded by Ben Alexander
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Personal details
Born
Jared Schutz

May 12, 1975 (1975-05-12) (age 44)
Boulder, Colorado, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Domestic partner Marlon Reis
Children 2
Education Princeton University (BA)

Jared Schutz Polis (/ˈpɔːls/; born May 12, 1975) is an American politician, businessman, and philanthropist. He is the 43rd and current Governor of Colorado.

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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