(Louisville, CO) – Eric Weissmann, a successful small businessman from Boulder, today announced his candidacy for Colorado’s new Second Congressional District, which includes all of Larimer, Broomfield, Grand, Gilpin, Clear Creek and Summit counties and parts of Boulder, Jefferson, Park and Eagle counties.
"Colorado’s Second Congressional District can contribute to a new, can-do philosophy in Washington, D.C. that transcends typical party labels and whose hallmark is a ‘leave us alone’ approach to federal government. I offer a quintessentially Western, freedom-oriented mindset embodied by voters from across the political spectrum in this part of Colorado.
"I believe the Second Congressional District has so much more to offer this great nation in this time of challenge than just a congressman who rubber stamps the agenda of his political party and its allied interest groups. We can do better."
Promising a “simpler and smaller federal government that respects the individual and the states,” Weissmann proposed several reforms to rein in runaway deficit spending, implement a simpler and fairer tax system and promote a vibrant, dynamic, job-creating market economy.
"The incumbent says he supports freedom, but his actions demonstrate a top-down, Uncle Sam knows best philosophy,” said Weissmann. “Bailouts, subsidies for favored industries and corporations, regulation, Obamacare and the 2009 ‘stimulus’ votes define Jared Polis. He believes Washington knows best.
"I’m running for Congress because I’m concerned that we might be the first generation to break our promise to the next generation of a freer, better future; because I am frustrated and angry at the dysfunctional antics in Washington; and because the only people with a chance to make things better – to really make a difference in this crazy time – are not the politicians climbing a career ladder, but people like me who’ve been successful in the private sector and exercised leadership in their communities,” concluded Weissmann.
Weissmann, a first-generation American who grew up in the district, has been involved in several successful business ventures, starting at age 15. At age 21, he started the software firm Decisioneering, which grew to employ more than 100 Coloradoans. Since selling Decisioneering, Weissmann has acquired and invested in a number of growth companies.
Weissmann is actively involved in a number of Colorado community and charitable organizations, with a special emphasis on improving educational opportunities for at-risk youth.
Eric and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Boulder and are the proud parents of three children.