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Jason Crow
Member of the United States House of Representatives


Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded by Mike Coffman
Personal details
Born March 15, 1979(1979-03-15) (age 42)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Website House website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 2002–2006
Rank US-O3 insignia.svg Captain
Unit 82nd Airborne Division
75th Ranger Regiment
Battles/wars Iraq War
War in Afghanistan

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 6, 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 | edit source]

  1. Colorado Bar Registration
  2. "Candidate Conversation - Jason Crow (D) | News & Analysis". Inside Elections. https://www.insideelections.com/news/article/candidate-conversation-jason-crow-d. Retrieved November 25, 2018. 
  3. "Jason Crow bio: Get to know the Democrat running in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District". Coloradosun.com. https://coloradosun.com/2018/10/12/jason-crow-bio-6th-congressional-district-colorado/. 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. https://magazine.du.edu/alumni/du-law-alum-continues-quest-for-learning/. 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" (in en-US). https://www.sentinelcolorado.com/news/metro/local-politics/crow-residency/. 
  6. "Denver attorney Jason Crow to challenge Mike Coffman in 2018" (in en-US). 2017-04-11. https://www.denverpost.com/2017/04/11/denver-attorney-jason-crow-challenging-mike-coffman/. 
  7. "Democrat Jason Crow to challenge Coffman in Colorado’s 6th" (in en). http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/live-updates/midterms/live-primary-election-results/democrat-jason-crow-to-challenge-coffman-in-colorads-6th/. 
  8. "A secret recording, a Bronze Star and "The Royal Tenenbaums" — the Democratic race to unseat Mike Coffman is flush with personality, politics" (in en-US). 2018-05-23. https://www.denverpost.com/2018/05/23/jason-crow-levi-tillemann-democratic-primary/. 
  9. "Colorado Primary Election Results: Sixth House District" (in en-US). The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. https://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/colorado-house-district-6-primary-election. 
  10. "Election Night Reporting". http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/CO/75610/Web02-state.206999/#/cid/250. 
  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. https://kdvr.com/2018/11/06/crow-beats-coffman-democrat-wins-colorado-house-district-6-race/. Retrieved November 8, 2018. 
  12. contact@scytl.com, scytl. "Election Night Reporting". https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/CO/91808/Web02-state.222648/#/cid/250. 
  13. "Colorado Election Results: Sixth House District" (in en-US). The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. https://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/colorado-house-district-6. 

External links[edit | edit source]

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

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

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