About Jay Geyer

I am an Army veteran, an ethicist, and an educator. More importantly I'm a husband and father who is personally invested in reversing the destructive tide of zero sum, partisan politics.

My wife and I and our two daughters are proud to call Colorado our home.  We love the outdoors and enjoy hiking and camping, snowshoeing and skiing.  As great as it is to be in the mountains, the best panorama views in the state are right here in our front range community, along with great schools, wonderful local businesses, and fun places to spend a sunny afternoon with friends and family.  Whether it’s watching baseball with friends or playing with our kids in our neighborhood park, there’s nowhere we’d rather live than right here.

I work at the University of Colorado Boulder, where I recently completed my PhD in philosophy.  I teach ethics and political philosophy.  It has been my privilege to teach our bright young undergrads to think more carefully and critically about the world and about the issues we face.  I hope to use the skills and experience I've gained as an ethicist and educator to solve some of the pressing problems facing our state.

Before my teaching career, and prior to college, I served in the United States Army, where I achieved the rank of Sergeant and was awarded an Army Commendation Medal and an Army Achievement Medal. My time in the Army taught me the value of service and sacrifice, and instilled in me habits of discipline and hard work.

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Colorado House District 33 Map

Colorado State House District 33 is comprised of Broomfield, Superior, and western Erie. 

My wife and I met in college, where she studied accounting and I studied religion and philosophy. We dated for three years and were married in 2010. In 2013, we welcomed our first daughter into our lives and in 2016 we became a family of four.

Army_Blues.jpg Jay Geyer was a member of the United States Army. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of Defense or the United States Army.

As any parent can tell you, having children changes everything. One thing that changed for me was that politics became a lot more important. Whereas before I was concerned about the future of our increasingly divided country, now I lost sleep over it. Immediate concerns, like public health risks from oil and gas extraction and the spiraling costs of education, took on a new urgency. Taking a longer view, the vitriol and social distrust that was emerging from both sides of the political spectrum made me wonder what kind of country my girls would inherit.

I began to see these issues as connected. Our state and federal governments were failing to protect the basic interests of the people, and both sides were cynically manipulating voter anger to stay in power, rather than strengthening our bonds through thoughtful collaboration. I hoped someone would demonstrate the leadership needed to mend our fraying democracy. I hoped someone would place the long term interests of all the people they represent over the short term political logic of winning the next election. I eventually came to see that I could not in good conscience sit on the sidelines and wait for someone else to solve these problems.  I had to get involved.

I’m ready to fight to make government work for the people again. I want to bridge the partisan divide to find and support the best solutions wherever they come from. I will pull from my experience as a researcher and an educator, as a veteran, and as a husband and father to lead in a way that is thoughtful, service-minded, and always with an eye to the long term success of our great state.