Congressman Jared Polis

D-Colorado

Congressman Jared Polis founded several successful internet companies, including Proflowers.com and bluemountain.com, before entering politics. He was named Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000, the same year he ran for and was elected to the Colorado State Board of Education, where he served as both Chair and Vice-Chair during his six year tenure. In 2008, Polis was elected to the 111th Congress, representing Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District. He currently serves on the House Rules Committee and the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee and is a Democratic Caucus Regional Whip. He is a charter member and vice-chair of the Sustainable Energy and Environmental Coalition, and Chair of the Immigration task-force of the Progressive Caucus.