Saturday, November 17, 2012

Jared Polis

Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman

Jared Polis

Congressman                2nd District, Colorado               Democrat
Elected 2008

Ratings for 2010:

ADA    Americans for Democratic Action                                                   90
            Liberal:             less defense spending   
                                      protect civil liberties, human rights

ACLU  American Civil Liberties Union                                                        94
            Protect individuals from legal infringements on rights

AFS     American Federation of Government Employees                         88       
            Liberal labor

LCV    League of Conservation Voters                                                     100   
            Pro-environmental protection

ITIC     Information Technology Industry Council                                       100
            Promote electronic commerce and innovation

NTU    National Taxpayers Union                                                                 14
            Pro-taxpayer rights

COC    US Chamber of Commerce                                                            25

ACU    American Conservative Union                                                          4
            Conservative:    foreign policy
                                       social and budget issues

CFG    Club for Growth                                                                                 14
            Pro-tax limitation

FRC     Family Research Council                                                                  0
            Conservative:    promotes marriage and family
                                       oppose abortion

Votes in 111th Congress:           2009 - 2010

Yes      Overturn Ledbetter
            Extend statute of limitations in pay discrimination
Yes      $820 billion stimulus   
            Funds to revive U.S. economy
*          Let guns in national parks
            Permit people carrying guns in parks
Yes      Cap and Trade
            Industry measure to reduce greenhouse gases               
No       Bar federal abortion funds
            No federal funds for health plans covering abortion
Yes      Health Care Bill
            Provides insurance for people without health insurance              
Yes      Financial Firm Regulation
            Regulations on financial services firms
Yes      Pass tax cuts for some
            Bush era tax cuts to continue for incomes under $250,000
No       Stop detainee transfers
            Prohibit defense funds used to transfer detainees to U.S. facilities                      
Yes      Legalize Immigrants’ Kids
            Give children of illegal parents path to legal status
Yes      Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
            Lift ban on openly gay people in military           
Yes      Limit Campaign Funds
            Requires sponsors of campaign ads to identify themselves

*           Absent

Year                 Candidate                     Vote                                         Campaign Chest

2010                Jared Polis (D)             148,720  57%                          1,248,539
                        Stephen Bailey (R)          98,171  38                                130,886
                        Jenna Goss (CNP)            7,080    3

2008                Jared Polis (D)             215,571  63%                          7,323,502
                        Scott Starin (R)             116,591  34                                    90,252
                        J. A. Calhoun (Grn)         10,026    3

2008 primary    Jared Polis (D)               20,493  42%
                          Joan Fitz-Gerald (D)       18,599  38
                            Will Shafroth (D)            10,075  20    
                        CNP    Constitution Party
                        Grn      Green Party

Population 2010:                      733,805
Change since 2000:                 up 19.4%

Urban:                                        87%
Rural:                                         13

Median Income:                          65,428
Median Home Value:                268,600

Private Employment:                 80%
Government Employment:         13
Self-Employed:                             7
Blue Collar:                              20
White Collar:                            65

Median Age:                             34
Over 65:                                      8%
Under 18:                                  24

High School Graduates:            91%
College Graduates:                   41
Graduate Degree:                     15

Veterans:                                    8%

White:                                      72%
Black:                                         1
Hispanic:                                  20
Asian:                                         4         

2008 Presidential Vote:
Barack Obama (D) -                235,165           64%
John McCain (R) -                   125,048           34

2004 Presidential Vote:
John Kerry (D) -                      188,538           58%
George W. Bush (R) -            132,642           41

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