Mike Weissman was elected to represent House District 36 in November, 2016 and re-elected in November, 2018 and 2020 and am currently serving his 3rd term as our state representative.
He studied economics because economics is where hard reality meets values to inform many of the important decisions that inform how our society works. Later in life, he went back to school to study law because law is the language in which our public policy is written. To him, both economics and law are tools to advocate for broader opportunity.
Rep. Weissman worked in technology, helping small organizations achieve their goals with a minimum of complexity and expense. He worked to protect our public lands and to keep our air and water clean and safe. He also has worked to protect rights of all citizens to exercise their fundamental right to vote.
As a volunteer on Arapahoe County’s Citizen Budget Committee, he gained an appreciation of the challenges of delivering basic services people expect – like public safety and job training – with limited funds.
Over the past 15 years, he's watched Aurora make great progress, like the development of the University of Colorado Health Sciences campus along Colfax, the revitalization of businesses along Havana, and the opening of the RTD A and R lines.