Candidate, U.S. House Colorado District 6
Jason proudly represents Colorado’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Jason serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the Small Business Committee, and he is honored to serve as Vice-Chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force and the National Security Task Force. Every day in Congress, Jason is fighting for common sense solutions for all Coloradans.
Jason comes from a working-class background, and grew up with values that shaped his world view – like hard work, honesty, and fairness. The grandson of a bricklayer and son of small business owners, Jason worked minimum-wage jobs during high school and eventually enlisted in the National Guard and worked construction jobs to pay his way through college.
After the horrific 9/11 attacks, Jason served in the Army’s storied 82nd Airborne Division. As Jason matter-of-factly puts it, “I’ve just always been someone who goes where the fight is.” Jason soon found himself leading a platoon of paratroopers during the invasion of Iraq and earned the Bronze Star for his combat actions during the invasion.
Shortly after returning from Iraq he joined the Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment, serving two additional tours – this time in Afghanistan, as part of the Joint Special Operations Task Force, where Jason served along the Pakistan border.
Jason has been an outspoken advocate for his fellow veterans in Colorado and across the country. In 2012, fueled by the same patriotism and sense of justice that drove him to enlist in the military, Jason spoke at the Democratic National Convention, making the case for President Obama’s repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”