Representative Paul Lundeen has spent more than 30 years as a small business owner, founding numerous small businesses providing services ranging from brain training and learning centers to real estate development and investment management. Prior to election to the State House of Representatives, Lundeen was an elected member of the Colorado State Board of Education from the fifth Congressional District, and served two years as the board chairman.
Representative Lundeen has worked to reduce the overreach of government. He has worked to promote charter schools, innovation, and choice in education, supporting the right and responsibility of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children. An unflagging champion for “Smaller Government, Freer People”, Representative Lundeen knows a free market approach naturally eliminates bad and outdated ideas and businesses over time, as opposed to government bureaucracies which tend to live on and expand even when proven inefficient. Representative Lundeen has fought this dynamic in the sphere of education, which is a prime example of the inadequacies of government controlled and managed systems.
Representative Lundeen has served as an El Paso county and state central committee member and is a long-time precinct leader. He worked as a chief of staff to a State Senator and managed a gubernatorial campaign. He was a Regent Scholar at the University of Nebraska and after graduating from New York University, where he studied journalism and economics, he was a Washington correspondent with credentials to the White House.
Representative Lundeen and his wife, Connie, raised their two adult children here in Colorado. Both graduated from Lewis Palmer high school.
Representative Lundeen serves on the House Education Committee and the House Judiciary Committee.
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