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}}{{tnr}}'''Jared Schutz Polis''' (b. May 12, 1975 in Boulder, Colorado) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[Colorado's 2nd congressional district]].  Polis was first elected to the House in 2008.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Jared Schutz Polis''' (b. May 12, 1975, in Boulder, Colorado) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[Colorado's 2nd congressional district]].  Polis was first elected to the House in 2008.  
  
 
Polis was most recently re-elected in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 26, 2012, [[Democratic]] primary. He then defeated [[Randy Luallin]] (L), [[Kevin Lundberg]] (R) and [[Susan Hall]] (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>''Colorado Secretary of State,'' - 2012 Primary Candidate List</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/CO_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS Associated Press - Unofficial election results]</ref>
 
Polis was most recently re-elected in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 26, 2012, [[Democratic]] primary. He then defeated [[Randy Luallin]] (L), [[Kevin Lundberg]] (R) and [[Susan Hall]] (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>''Colorado Secretary of State,'' - 2012 Primary Candidate List</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/CO_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS Associated Press - Unofficial election results]</ref>

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Jared Polis
Jared Polis.jpg
U.S. House, Colorado, District 2
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorMark Udall (D)
Leadership
Chair of the Colorado Board of Education
2004-2005
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$9,749,496
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Colorado State Board of Education
2001-2007
Education
Bachelor'sPrinceton University
Personal
BirthdayMay 12, 1975
Place of birthBoulder, Colorado
ProfessionPublic Administration
Net worth$214,946,679
ReligionJudaism
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Jared Schutz Polis (b. May 12, 1975, in Boulder, Colorado) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing Colorado's 2nd congressional district. Polis was first elected to the House in 2008.

Polis was most recently re-elected in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 26, 2012, Democratic primary. He then defeated Randy Luallin (L), Kevin Lundberg (R) and Susan Hall (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Polis is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Jared Polis was born in Boulder, Colorado. He earned a B.A. from Princeton University in 1996.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Polis's academic, professional and political career:[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Polis serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Polis served on the following committees:[6]

Issues

Redistricting

Under the new state congressional map approved in 2011, Fort Collins and Larimer County became part of Polis' 2nd District. Polis said of the changes, "Fort Collins, Loveland and the cities and towns of the new 2nd Congressional District are dynamic, wonderful communities that I would be honored to serve in the new Congress. I am particularly pleased to have the chance to represent two of our state’s finest universities, including the new businesses their presence helps create as we work to provide jobs and opportunities for all Coloradans."[7]

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Polis voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[8]

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado's 2nd congressional district elections, 2014

Polis is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election on June 24, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Colorado's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Polis won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Colorado's 2nd District. He ran unopposed in the June 26, 2012, Democratic primary. He then defeated Randy Luallin (L), Kevin Lundberg (R), and Susan Hall (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[9][10]

U.S. House, Colorado District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJared Polis Incumbent 55.7% 234,758
     Republican Kevin Lundberg 38.6% 162,639
     Libertarian Randy Luallin 3.3% 13,770
     Green Susan Hall 2.5% 10,413
Total Votes 421,580
Source: Colorado Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Polis is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Polis raised a total of $9,749,496 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[13]

Jared Polis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Colorado, District 2) Won $1,147,923
2010 US House (Colorado, District 2) Won $1,248,539
2008 US House (Colorado, District 2) Won $7,353,034
Grand Total Raised $9,749,496

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Polis's reports.[14]

Jared Polis (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2013$25,376.55$97,742.59$(80,492.25)$42,626.89
July Quarterly[16]July 15, 2013$42,626.89$121,345.53$(56,573.59)$107,398.83
Running totals
$219,088.12$(137,065.84)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Polis's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Polis won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Polis's campaign committee raised a total of $1,147,923 and spent $1,504,673.[17] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[18]

Cost per vote

Polis spent $6.41 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Polis's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Polis won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Polis's campaign committee raised a total of $1,248,539 and spent $895,953.[19]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Polis is a "moderate Democratic leader" as of June 2013.[20]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[21]

Polis most often votes with:

Polis least often votes with:

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Polis paid his congressional staff a total of $1,067,870 in 2011. He ranked 117th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 96th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Colorado ranked 14th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[22]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Polis's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $83,065,361 and $346,827,997. That averages to $214,946,679, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 50.08% from 2010.[23]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Polis' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $57,944,127 and $228,492,998. That averages to $143,218,562.50, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[24]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Polis ranked 146th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[25]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Polis ranked 100th in the liberal rankings.[26]

Voting with party

2013

Jared Polis voted with the Democratic Party 92.2% of the time, which ranked 160th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[27]

Personal

Polis has a partner, Marlon Reis.

Recent news

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External links

References

  1. Colorado Secretary of State, - 2012 Primary Candidate List
  2. Associated Press - Unofficial election results
  3. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "POLIS, Jared, (1975 - )"
  4. Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Jared Polis," Accessed November 1, 2011
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. Congressman Jared Polis, 2nd District of Colorado "caucus"
  7. Coloradoan, "County to get new representation," December 6, 2011
  8. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  9. Colorado Secretary of State, - 2012 Primary Candidate List
  10. Associated Press - Unofficial election results
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Jared Polis," Accessed March 22, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission "Jared Polis Summary Report," Accessed July 23, 2013
  15. 'Federal Election Commission "Jared Polis April Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  16. 'Federal Election Commission "Jared Polis July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  17. Open Secrets "Jared Polis 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 19, 2013
  18. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "Jared Polis 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 1, 2011
  20. Gov Track "Jared Polis," Accessed June 7 2013
  21. OpenCongress, "Jared Polis," Accessed July 30, 2013
  22. LegiStorm "Jared Polis"
  23. OpenSecrets.org, "Polis, (D-Colorado), 2011"
  24. OpenSecrets.org, "Polis, (D-Colorado), 2010"
  25. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013
  26. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  27. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Udall
U.S. House of Representatives - Colorado, District 2
2009-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Colorado Board of Education
2001-2007
Succeeded by
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