James Boelens

James R Boelens Jr. for
Colorado State House District 18

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Who is Jim Boelens?

Jim is the proud father of 2 boys, grandfather of 6, his better half is a U.S. Veteran of 22 years. As a ten year old, he started his own lawncare business. At age 21 he built a DJ service that entertained at weddings, major music venues, and junior high dances. Jim then started his own construction at the age of 26 and after moving to Colorado he created a free poker league where he hired single parents, seniors on Social Security and several homeless who have since made a life for themselves. Jim has also helped a friend with a trucking business travelling the front range, seeing the negative impact that our open borders and our legislators are having on small businesses.

Jim has never run for office before and now that he is in his 60's views this as a way to give back to the community that he's called home for the last 20 years. His emphasis on supporting Colorado's youth stems from time as a Boy Scout assistant troop leader, youth baseball coach, and mentor to apprenticing tradesmen. Jim has seen first hand how many bright kids had not so bright futures because the school system failed to adequately prepare them for life outside of a classroom. He believes that something needs to be done. Jim's supporters are not rich elitists in Denver, they are not crony politicians - his supporters are normal people. Friends from working on job sites, happy clients who are able to stand on the same deck that he built for them 20 years ago, and kids he mentored that are now successful adults.

Now that he is almost done building someone's addition to their dream home, it's time for him to build a platform we can all stand on. It's simple: grow the middle class and invest in our kids.

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