In November, voters will decide between Jared Polis (D) and Walter Stapleton (R). Jared Polis is currently representing Colorado Congressional District 2 in the House of Representatives and Walter Stapleton is currently the Treasurer for the State of Colorado.
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Jared Polis, who is currently representing CD 2 in the House of Representatives, is running for governor to turn bold ideas into real results for you and your family.
"Together, we can make Colorado completely energy independent and 100% renewable by 2040. We can bring free, full-day kindergarten and preschool to every community in our state. We can provide universal, affordable, accessible health care for every Coloradan. And we can build an inclusive economy where employees at all levels make more, not just CEOs."
Jared Polis was born and raised in Colorado. A successful entrepreneur, he started several successful businesses and plans to bring that start-up vision and energy to our state government.
Jared is committed to providing every child a great education and has spent most of his adult life working to improve schools.
Jared is the U.S. Representative for northern Colorado.
Information on Jared’s record can be found at https://polisforcolorado.com/accomplishments/
Running for Governor is a deeply personal matter to Walker Stapleton. Walker and his wife Jenna live in Arapahoe County with their three children: Craig, Colette, and Olivia. He is running for Governor for them, and for the next generation of Coloradans. Walker believes that this election will have a massive effect on the future fiscal health of the state, and that in order for Colorado to remain the greatest state in the nation, strong and proven economic stewardship is not just preferable, but vital.
Walker Stapleton has served two four-year terms as State Treasurer.
Prior to entering public service, he worked in the startup tech world in California and as the CEO of public and private companies.
In 2011, when Standard and Poors downgraded U.S. credit ratings, county treasurers found themselves no longer able to invest their county’s tax dollars into U.S. bonds, costing counties across Colorado and the nation millions of dollars. Walker immediately recognized the real ramifications that this would have on Colorado communities, and in collaboration with county treasurers across the state, led the passage of bipartisan legislation to allow Colorado counties to continue to invest in U.S. Treasuries. Doing so saved Colorado communities millions of dollars.
Every single year that Walker has been charged with investing Coloradans’ tax dollars, the state has made money and beat investment benchmarks.
In 2013, Walker led the fight to defeat Amendment 66, a proposed tax increase to fund schools and in 2016 went to battle against Amendment 69, which would have created a single-payer health care system in Colorado.
Walker is a fourth-generation Coloradan. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver, as well as the Denver Metro Council of the El Pomar Foundation. His wife, Jenna, serves on the Board of Directors of ACE Scholarships, and actively serves in a volunteer capacity for numerous other charities in Colorado.
Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College, a graduate degree in Business Economics from the London School of Economics, and a MBA from Harvard Business School.