Jared Wright, a Fruita policeman, husband, father, and former Student Body President of Colorado Mesa University (formerly Mesa Stage College) will announce his bid for the Colorado House Seat in District 54 on Tuesday in events in both Delta and Mesa Counties.
At the age of 29, Jared Wright already has an impressive personal and political resume. He received much of his early education as a homeschooler, and was involved at a young age in the company run by his family where he says he learned "the value of hard work in the private sector, the principles of Capitalism, and the challenges too many businesses faced with too much government regulation." He was raised with conservative Republican values, and has embraced those, along with deep religious convictions as an adult, family man, and public servant.
Jared received a scholarship to Mesa State College where he studied Political Science. He served in 2004 as a full-time legislative intern for former D54 State Representative, Matt Smith. He then went to work for former United States Congressman, Scott McInnis through the end of his final term. In 2005 Jared was elected Student Body President of Mesa State in the first two party election ever held in the history of the college. In 2005-2006 he served as treasurer of the Mesa County Republican Party. He was then hired by the State GOP as the Western Colorado Field Director. At the end of 2006 Jared worked for the first "Tipton for Congress" campaign. Finally in 2007, he was hired by the Fruita Police Department after attending the Police Academy at the Delta-Montrose Technical College.
Jared Wright portrays himself as a Constitutional Conservative and seems to have an excellent knowledge of Federal and State law, as well as the intricacies of the political process. He is "100% pro-life from the time of conception," believes in school choice, small government, and that government has a role in the protection of religious liberties.
Jared Wright is an outdoor enthusiast, but says that his first priorities are his wife, Rachael, and his 8-month old daughter, Evangeline. He also says that prior to his decision to run for the District 54 seat against incumbent Laura Bradford, he counseled with his family, associates, and his superiors in the Fruita PD, to ensure that he had the blessings of those closest to him.
Jared Wright is the 3rd contender to announce a bid for the District 54 GOP primary. Laura Bradford, the embattled incumbent, and Rusty Price, a farmer from Palisade will also run for that seat. Jared Wright will formally announce his candidacy in Delta on Tuesday morning. He will then travel to Grand Junction where he will make an appearance at the Aviator Memorial Park located at the Grand Junction Regional Airport at 12:45 p.m.