Jason Crow

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Jason Crow
Jason Crow, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 6th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byMike Coffman
Personal details
Born (1979-03-15) March 15, 1979 (age 39)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison (BA)
University of Denver (JD)
WebsiteHouse website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service2002–2006
RankUS-O3 insignia.svg Captain
Unit82nd Airborne Division
75th Ranger Regiment
Battles/warsIraq War
War in Afghanistan
AwardsBronze Star Medal ribbon.svg Bronze Star

Jason A. Crow[1] (born March 15, 1979) is an American attorney, veteran and politician who is a member of the United States House of Representatives for Colorado's 6th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Early life and education[edit]

Crow was born in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1979.[2] He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law.[3][4]

Military service[edit]

Crow is a former U.S. Army Ranger. He served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Crow took part in the Battle of Samawah in 2003 as a platoon leader in the 82nd Airborne Division; for his actions during the battle, he was awarded the Bronze Star. Crow served on the Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs from 2009-2014. After service, Crow became partner with the Holland and Hart Law Firm.[5]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

On April 17, 2017, Crow announced his intention to run to represent Colorado's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.[6][7] Crow ran against progressive businessman Levi Tillemann.[8] On June 28, 2018, Crow defeated Tillemann, receiving 66.0% of the vote.[9][10]

On November 6th, Crow went on to defeat incumbent Republican Mike Coffman in the general election.[11] Crow received 54% of the vote, and won 2 out of the 3 counties in the district.[12][13] He is the first Democrat to represent this district since its creation in 1983.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colorado Bar Registration
  2. ^ "Candidate Conversation - Jason Crow (D) | News & Analysis". Inside Elections. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "Jason Crow bio: Get to know the Democrat running in Colorado's 6th Congressional District". Coloradosun.com. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  4. ^ Your Name * (August 31, 2015). "University of Denver MagazineDU Law alum continues quest for learning | University of Denver Magazine". Magazine.du.edu. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  5. ^ Scott, Ramsey (2017-07-12). "Democrat Jason Crow set to move into 6th Congressional District to boost challenge to Coffman". Sentinel Colorado. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  6. ^ "Denver attorney Jason Crow to challenge Mike Coffman in 2018". The Denver Post. 2017-04-11. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  7. ^ "Democrat Jason Crow to challenge Coffman in Colorado's 6th". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  8. ^ "A secret recording, a Bronze Star and "The Royal Tenenbaums" — the Democratic race to unseat Mike Coffman is flush with personality, politics". The Denver Post. 2018-05-23. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  9. ^ "Colorado Primary Election Results: Sixth House District". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  10. ^ "Election Night Reporting". results.enr.clarityelections.com. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  11. ^ 8:08 pm, November 6, 2018, by Associated Press. "Democrat Jason Crow defeats 5-term Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman | FOX31 Denver". Kdvr.com. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  12. ^ contact@scytl.com, scytl. "Election Night Reporting". results.enr.clarityelections.com. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  13. ^ "Colorado Election Results: Sixth House District". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-12-23.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Mike Coffman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 6th congressional district

2019–present
Incumbent
U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Dan Crenshaw
United States Representatives by seniority
362nd
Succeeded by
Joe Cunningham