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Jared Polis
Jared Polis

Jared Polis

State of Colorado

San Diego, CA USA

"Pursue whatever you choose to pursue with everything you have."

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Jared's work combines: Government, Politics, and Helping People

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Day In The Life


I'm a public servant currently serving as the state governor for Colorado.

My Day to Day

My work is made up of reactive and proactive things. Reactive would mean things like there's a fire in the state or a big traffic collision that we need to take care of. Proactive would be pushing things that I want to move forward. For example, implementing preschool and kindergarten for every kid. My job is mainly about turning ideas into reality, improving processes, and finding ways to serve the people of our state better.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Political Science

    Princeton University

Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    I started my career in business and entrepreneurship—I started my first company, an internet access provider, in college.

  • 2.

    As a start-up and early stage entrepreneur, I helped several companies raise capital and get off the ground.

  • 3.

    I eventually got into public service part-time by running for the State Board of Education—I wanted to be involved but I still had my day job, so it was nice to meet just a few times a month.

  • 4.

    After selling one of my companies in 2007, I had the opportunity to run for Congress and go into public service full-time.

  • 5.

    I was in Congress for 10 years before running for governor.

  • 6.

    I’ve been serving as governor of Colorado since 2019.