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It was inevitable that, with the endless crush of the upcoming elections, I’d start writing the occasional post on politics. I’ve decided to ignore the primary elections for the presidential elections, but there are some local Colorado candidates that I am putting some effort for in the primaries.
One of them is my long time friend Jared Polis. Jared was one of the first people that I met when I moved to Colorado (I think we met in early 1996 via my first business partner Dave Jilk.) We’ve been involved in a number of things together, including a company called Net.Capitol, TechStars, Young Entrepreneurs Organization, and a bunch of non-profit stuff. Jared has had remarkable entrepreneurial success at both BlueMountainArts.com (acquired by Excite@Home) and Provide Commerce (IPO, then acquired by Liberty Media.)
I believe Jared represents the new generation of leadership in government – one that is desperately needed. Jared has been passionate about public service since I met him and his experience is extensive. He’s an articulate independent thinker – willing to dig into data and draw his own conclusions. And he’s a phenomenal human being.
I encourage you to get to know Jared and – if willing – support his run for Congress.