Justin has been proudly serving in the Colorado State House of Representatives since 2013. He has been living in Jefferson County since 1978.
He is the first person in his family to graduate from college, having earned his B.A. from Chapman University. Justin also has his M.B.A. (with emphases in Finance, Entrepreneurship and International Business) from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a law degree from the University of Denver Law School, with an emphasis in business planning.
Justin has spent his entire career – starting even before law school – in the world of small business. He knows first-hand how needlessly difficult it is to build and to maintain a business in this current climate. He knows that overgrown government is too often part of the problem, and too seldom part of the solution.
Justin runs a small business in South Jefferson County that specializes in alternative dispute resolution, providing an efficient and cost-effective way for businesses to better manage internal and external disagreements. He also helps small businesses with pro-bono strategic and financial planning.
He is active in the community, from 2004 to 2012 he has served as President of COHOPE, one of South Jeffco’s oldest community organizations.
And Justin has been working in conservative politics and public policy since the 1980s, originally inspired by Ronald Reagan’s 1980 campaign and after first meeting U.S. Senator Bill Armstrong in 1984. He has held a multitude of positions within the Republican Party, including his work for the Republican National Committee (RNC) in Washington, D.C., after the Republicans captured Congress in 1994. He served as a National Delegate in 2004, the Teller Committee Chair for the 2004 Jefferson County Assembly, was a District Captain and Precinct Committeeman, and has worked on several campaigns as both a paid staffer and a volunteer. He served on the Board of the Parents Alliance for Choice in Education (PACE) and is a long-standing member of the National Taxpayer’s Union (NTU) and the Colorado Union of Taxpayers (CUT).
In 2011, Justin was a spokesman for Too Taxing For Colorado a grassroots organization that fought - and helped defeat - Proposition 103 (the giant tax increase spearheaded by the Democrats and their Administration).