Simple. He’s absolutely one of the most intelligent and thoughtful elected officials in our country when it comes to issues regarding startups, innovation, education, immigration and jobs. (And probably a lot of other subjects, too, but these are just the ones that I engage him on).
Jared was previously a serial entrepreneur (Proflowers.com, Blue Mountain Arts) and has been a thought leader on many issues that affect our industry. He has stood strong in the face of political pressure to change his views. In fact, I’m am most impressed with Jared’s resolve to do the right thing for our country as a whole, although he represents one district in one state.
Jared has been a steadfast partner with the NVCA on issues such as job creation, innovation, immigration, education reform and tax policy.
Today, Jared and the invited guests talked about everything from future policy decisions to mechanics of how things really get done in Washington. It was a great learning experience.
I’m also happy to report that the NVCA PAC contributed to Jared, as well as several of the attendees personally, including yours truly. I’d highly recommend folks contributing to Jared, no matter how small of a donation as every bit counts. We need more people in Congress who really understand what drives this country’s success.
Contribute here. (Picture, L to R. Me, Jared, Paul Schanitter and Mark Heesen, President of the NVCA)