Jared Polis

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 10:02, 7 May 2013 by Jlhaas (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
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) 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 re-elected in 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Polis is a "rank-and-file Democrat".[1]

Biography

Jared Polis was born in Boulder, Colorado. He earned a B.A. from Princeton University in 1996.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Polis's academic, professional and political career:[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Polis serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Polis served on the following committees:[5]

Issues

Redistricting

Under a 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."[6]

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.[7]

Elections

2012

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

Polis ran for 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 defeated Randy Luallin (L), Kevin Lundberg (R), and Susan Hall (G) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8][9]

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.[12]

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

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.[13]

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.[14]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Analysis

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 he 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.[15]

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 - The Center for Responsive Politics, 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.[16]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, 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.[17]

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.[18]

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.[19]

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Jared Polis voted with the Democratic Party 88.8% of the time, which ranked 156 among the 192 House Democratic members as of 2011.[20]

Personal

Polis has a partner, Marlon Reis.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Jared + Polis + Colorado + House

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

  • Loading...

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Udall
U.S. House of Representatives - Colorado, District 2
2009-Present
Succeeded by
'
Preceded by
'
Colorado Board of Education
2001-2007
Succeeded by
'