As you scroll through the news headlines today, you may come across the name Jayson Boebert. This small-town bartender turned political firebrand has risen from obscurity to become a controversial figure on the national stage. His story is one of ambition, opportunism, and the desire to make a name for him in the unlikeliest of ways.
Just a few short years ago, Jayson Boebert was pouring drinks in Rifle, Colorado, a quiet town of less than 10,000 nestled in the Rocky Mountains. Today, he stands at the center of a political movement that has shaken the establishment to its core. His meteoric rise to prominence serves as a cautionary tale of what can happen when an attention-seeking provocateur taps into the anger and anxieties of voters looking to upend the status quo.
Love him or hate him, Jayson Boebert has become an inescapable voice in American politics. His ascendance from small-town nobody to power player on the national stage is a story that will be analyzed and debated for years to come. This is the story of how Jayson Boebert was plucked from obscurity and thrust into the spotlight, for better or worse. His is a uniquely American story in these uniquely polarized times.
Growing Up in Rifle: Life before Politics
Growing up in the small town of Rifle, Colorado, Jayson Boebert lived a modest life far from the political spotlight.
Born in 1987, Jayson was raised by his mother, a hairdresser, and his father, an oil field worker. His family struggled at times to make ends meet, like many in the rural community. From an early age, Jayson developed a strong work ethic doing odd jobs around town to help support his family.
After graduating from Rifle High School in 2005, Jayson found stable work as a pump jack operator in the oil fields surrounding Rifle. He married his high school sweetheart, Lauren, in 2008, and together they opened Shooters Grill, a restaurant known for its gun-themed decor, in 2013.
While operating Shooters Grill, Jayson began to develop an interest in politics. He was particularly draw to politicians who tout pro-gun and pro-business policies. In 2016, Jayson volunteered for the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, who won the Republican primary and later the presidency. Energized by Trump’s victory, Jayson decided to run for a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives in 2020 to promote the conservative policies he supported.
Despite being a political newcomer running against an incumbent, Jayson won the election for House District 57. His surprise victory demonstrated Jayson’s ability to connect with voters by focusing on issues like protecting gun rights, cutting taxes and regulations on businesses, and promoting “traditional family values.” Almost overnight, Jayson Boebert transitioned from small town nobody to a rising star in Colorado politics poised to make an even bigger impact.
Behind the Scenes: What Really Goes on in the Boebert Household
A Day in the Life
A typical day for Rep. Boebert begins around 6 am. She starts her morning routine by reviewing her schedule and priorities for the day with her chief of staff over coffee. By 7 am, she is responding to emails and reviewing legislation in her home office. Although Rep. Boebert’s job requires her to spend much of her time in Washington, D.C., she prefers to work from her home district office in Rifle, CO when possible.
Much of Rep. Boebert’s time is spend connecting with her constituents in Colorado’s 3rd congressional district. She frequently travels to meet with community leaders, local government officials, and residents in the 22 counties she represents. Rep. Boebert believes that to properly vote in Congress, she must understand the diverse needs and priorities of her district. She makes herself available for phone calls, letters, and in-person meetings. Her staff also organizes mobile office hours, town halls, and roundtables to facilitate open communication.
As a member of the House Natural Resources Committee and House Budget Committee, Rep. Boebert dedicates time to researching legislation, attending hearings, and voting on bills in her committees. She takes her responsibility to fully understand the impact of proposed legislation seriously. Rep. Boebert works to advance conservative policies like increasing domestic energy production, reducing government overreach, and fiscal responsibility.
Despite her busy schedule, Rep. Boebert’s top priority is her family. She makes a point to share dinner with her husband and four sons as often as possible and attends her sons’ school, sports, and community events. The Boebert family is member of the Charis Christian Center, where Rep. Boebert serves as a youth pastor. Faith and family are central to Rep. Boebert’s identity and drive her commitment to public service.
In summary, Rep. Boebert leads an active life filled with responsibilities to her constituents, legislative work, and family. Through strong time management and dedication to conservative principles, Rep. Boebert aims to have a meaningful impact as a member of Congress while maintaining her roots in rural Colorado.