Polis throws hat in the ring for Colorado governor

Jun 12, 2017

Credit Office of Congressman Jared Polis

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis joined the ever-increasing ring of candidates running for governor of Colorado.

Polis announced his plans to enter the race during an interview with The Denver Post on Sunday.

Polis, a Democrat from Boulder, says he wants to work at a state level to fight the Trump Administration – that he can do more good working in Colorado on renewable energy and improving education than he can in Washington right now.

Polis joins four other Democrats, including fellow congressman Ed Perlmutter, former state Sen. Mike Johnston, former state treasurer Cary Kennedy and businessman Noel Ginsburg, and four Republicans, Doug Robinson, Mitt Romney’s nephew, George Brauchler, the prosecutor of the Aurora theater shooter, former state legislator Victor Mitchell and State Treasurer Walker Stapleton, who are all vying for the chance to replace Gov. John Hickenlooper, whose term expires in 2018.

According to Politico, Polis tweeted Sunday that he would finish his term in the House.