|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Colorado's 6th district
January 3, 2019
|Born||March 15, 1979|
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Education||University of Wisconsin, Madison (BA)|
University of Denver (JD)
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||2002-2006|
|Unit||82nd Airborne Division|
75th Ranger Regiment
War in Afghanistan
Jason Anderson-Utley Crow (born March 15, 1979) is an American lawyer, veteran, and politician who is a member of the United States House of Representatives for Colorado's 6th congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes several of Denver's suburbs, such as Aurora, Littleton, Centennial and Thornton.
Crow was born in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1979. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2009.
Crow is a former U.S. Army Ranger. He served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Crow took part in the Battle of Samawah in 2003 as a platoon leader in the 82nd Airborne Division; for his actions during the battle, he was awarded the Bronze Star. Crow served on the Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs from 2009-2014. After service, Crow became partner with the Holland and Hart Law Firm. In 2015 Crow was awarded the University of Denver's Ammi Hyde Award for Recent Graduate Achievement.
On April 17, 2017, Crow announced his intention to run to represent Colorado's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. In the Democratic primary Crow ran against progressive businessman Levi Tillemann. Crow defeated incumbent Republican Mike Coffman in the general election on November 6. Crow received 54% of the vote, and won two out of the three counties in the district. He is the first Democrat to represent the district since its creation in 1981-82.
|Republican||Mike Coffman (incumbent)||148,685||42.87%|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
Crow vocalized support for gun control reform while campaigning for the House of Representatives. On February 28, 2019, he voted for the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (H.R.8) after cosponsoring the bill. H.R.8, if passed, will require unlicensed gun sellers to conduct background checks on gun buyers. Crow is also a cosponsor of the Assault Weapon Ban Act (H.R.1296), which would limit access to guns that are considered assault weapons.
Crow refused corporate PAC money during his campaign. He is a sponsor of the For the People Act of 2019, which would end gerrymandering and create automatic voter registration if passed. The For the People Act of 2019 would also prevent Congress members from serving on corporate boards. The bill also seeks to eliminate dark money contributions.
On September 23, 2019, Crow was one of seven freshmen lawmakers who shared an opinion essay in The Washington Post voicing their support for an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump. In interviews, Crow said it was important that "the inquiry stay focused and proceed efficiently." On January 15, 2020, Crow was selected as one of seven impeachment managers who will present the impeachment case against President Donald Trump during his trial before the United States Senate.