A lifelong resident of Colorado’s 7th Congressional District, Ed’s usually at the neighborhood dog park, the grocery store down the street, on the bike path, or the local coffee shop. Everywhere, he’s listening to neighbors. Ed shares the concerns and values important to the hardworking people in the 7th Congressional District.
“I just want to be the best representative I can be for my neighbors, my community and the hardworking people in the 7th Congressional District.”
A product of Colorado’s public schools – Ed graduated from Jefferson High School in Edgewater, the University of Colorado in Boulder for both college and law school. He worked as a laborer on construction projects during the summers in college and law school, and then he practiced business law with a local law firm for 25 years.
Ed lives in Arvada with his wife, Nancy, a retired public school teacher. Their blended family includes six grown children and three spouses: Alexis and her fiancé Matt, Abby and her husband Jonny, Zoe, David, Jane, Matt and his wife Clare. Ed is an active community member and his priority is to make sure the folks in the 7th Congressional District have good jobs and can afford to pay their mortgages, send their kids to college and have enough left over for retirement.
Ed is a champion for Colorado in Congress. In 2006, with his bipartisan approach and effective leadership, Ed won an impressive victory in one of the most competitive congressional districts in the United States. He has continued his bipartisan work over the years, and a Georgetown University report recently recognized him as the most bipartisan member of Colorado’s delegation and the 23rd most bipartisan Representative in the entire Congress. Ed has worked hard to build his reputation as someone who just gets things done for Colorado – like fighting to make sure good jobs remain at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, protecting thousands of workers who are building the Orion Space Capsule in Jefferson County, or ensuring the new VA Medical Center gets built to serve our veterans and their families.
Ed makes a point of coming home to Colorado every weekend where he hears from residents of the 7th CD at his regular open meetings held at local grocery stores. If you’re looking for Ed, you don’t have to look any farther than your own neighborhood.