Governor of Colorado Candidate
Service: Teach for America
Mike grew up in Eagle County, Colorado, where his family ran a small hotel and he learned firsthand the challenges and rewards of operating a small business. After graduating from college and law school, Mike became a public school teacher in one of Mississippi’s most impoverished counties and then a public school principal in a juvenile detention center and a high-needs district north of Denver.
Mike was elected to the Colorado State Senate in 2009, where he passed several major education bills before retiring due to term limits in 2017. Mike is running for Governor in order to bridge the divide between rural and urban Coloradans and build a Colorado ready for the challenges of the next century.