MEET JASON CROW
Jason proudly represents Colorado’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Jason serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the Small Business Committee, and he is honored to serve as Vice-Chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force and the National Security Task Force. Every day in Congress, Jason is fighting for common sense solutions for all Coloradans.
Jason comes from a working-class background, and grew up with values that shaped his world view – like hard work, honesty, and fairness. The grandson of a bricklayer and son of small business owners, Jason worked minimum-wage jobs during high school and eventually enlisted in the National Guard and worked construction jobs to pay his way through college.
After the horrific 9/11 attacks, Jason served in the Army’s storied 82nd Airborne Division. As Jason matter-of-factly puts it, “I’ve just always been someone who goes where the fight is.” Jason soon found himself leading a platoon of paratroopers during the invasion of Iraq and earned the Bronze Star for his combat actions during the invasion.
Shortly after returning from Iraq he joined the Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment, serving two additional tours – this time in Afghanistan, as part of the Joint Special Operations Task Force, where Jason served along the Pakistan border.
Jason has been an outspoken advocate for his fellow veterans in Colorado and across the country. In 2012, fueled by the same patriotism and sense of justice that drove him to enlist in the military, Jason spoke at the Democratic National Convention, making the case for President Obama’s repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
When Jason returned to civilian life, he fought for veterans and chaired the committee that led the charge to bring the Denver Veterans Medical Center to Aurora. Jason dedicated hundreds of hours to mentoring veterans transitioning from military to civilian life and helping expand programs in Colorado addressing veteran’s substance abuse.
Now, Jason serves Colorado’s 6th District in Congress where he fights to end corruption and the influence of money in politics, keep our communities safe from gun violence, fight the climate crisis, and protect Colorado’s working families.
After earning his law degree from the University of Denver, Jason practiced law, focusing on helping local businesses both small and large understand the regulatory and business environment so they could responsibly grow and succeed. Jason received many awards and community recognitions as an attorney and veterans advocate for his dedication to service.
Jason lives in Aurora and is married to Dr. Deserai Anderson Crow who teaches and researches environmental policy and community resilience at the University of Colorado. Jason and Deserai are the proud parents of two young children who love Colorado’s outdoors and incredible communities.
Jason Crow: A servant leader who isn’t afraid to fight for what’s right. He’s always gone where the fight is. And now he’s fighting for us in Congress.