FORA.tv Speaker - Tom Tancredo
Tom Tancredo, a lifelong Coloradan and native of Denver, represents Coloradoâ€™s 6th Congressional district. The Littleton-based district stretches across Douglas County, much of Jefferson County, Evergreen in the mountains, and portions of Park County in the west. To the east, the district encompasses parts of Arapahoe County and Elbert County.
Tom is a school teacher by trade; and taught for several years at Drake Junior High before serving in the Colorado Legislature and in the Department of Education for former presidents Reagan and Bush. He also headed up the Independence Institute, a libertarian think tank based in Golden, prior to being elected to Congress in 1998.
He is a member of both the House International Relations and Resources Committees. He is also the chairman of the 104-member bipartisan House Immigration Reform Caucus. In addition, Tom is a member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the Canadian-American Parliamentary Assembly.
Tom and his wife Jackie have been married since 1977. They have two children; and five grandchildren. When Tom is not in Washington, you can usually find him either trap, skeet, and clay pigeon shooting, or with his grandsons, building trains, racing cars, riding bikes, or playing ball.
Tom is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.
10.27.06 | 01:07:58 min
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