Jared Wright is a second generation Grand Valley Colorado native and a proud husband and father. Rep. Wright attended Mesa State College and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in political science. He began his career in public service early, first working as a legislative intern at the Colorado State Capitol and then transitioning onto Congressman Scott McInnis’s (R-Colo.) staff.
Growing up, Rep. Wright’s family owned and operated Monument Camera, a small business in Grand Junction, CO. He grew up working in the shop and began managing the business at the age of only 18-years-old. His experience running his family’s business taught Rep. Wright the value of meeting a payroll. He understands the challenges businesses face on a daily basis, especially in today’s environment of strict regulation and burdensome fees and taxes. Rep. Wright was instrumental in helping the Housing and Building Association of Northwestern Colorado establish a governmental affairs program, helping home builders on the Western Slope fight over-regulation, costly fees and damaging public policy to small business.
Inspired by others who protect and serve, Rep. Wright attended the Delta-Montrose Law Enforcement Academy in 2006 and served as a police officer for the City of Fruita between 2007 and 2011. As a police officer, Rep. Wright was a Critical Incident Techniques certified officer and specialized in effectively dealing with highly volatile situations involving the mentally ill. Rep. Wright also served as a public information officer (PIO) for the department and received specialty training as a child forensic interviewer, working diligently to protect and find justice for innocent children victimized by the worst criminal predators.
Rep. Wright has always been a hard worker and believer in fighting to protect all of our Constitutional rights. He knows that the Grand Valley is made up of great hardworking men and women who also believe in the founding principles of freedom and liberty in this Nation. Rep. Wright looks forward to championing their concerns in the Colorado Legislature so that their quality of life and the dividends of their hard work will be protected and can continue to grow.