Tom Tancredo

Congressman Tom Tancredo is  a Denver native.  Tancredo started sweeping at Elitch Gardens Amusement Park when he was 16 and eventually became summer manager. This was a great summer job to pay for college and then supplement the teacher’s salary that started in 1970.

Tancredo earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Northern Colorado in 1968, and he worked as a junior high school civics teacher before entering politics.

He was elected to the state legislature in 1976 where he served three terms and in 1981 was appointed by Ronald Reagan to be regional director to the U.S. Department of Education. In Tancredo was reappointed by George H.W. Bush.

Congressman Tancredo represented the state’s sixth congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2009 in the GOP party.

Tancredo became president of the Independence Institute in 1992 and ran for the GOP nomination for president in 2007 and Governor of Colorado in 2010. He served as president of the Team America PAC.

Tancredo is married to his lovely wife Jackie and has two children and six grandchildren. He currently lives in Lakewood, Colorado.

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