As former Chairman of the Colorado State Board of Education, Paul stands out as one of the nation's leading defenders of parental choice in education and academic free markets. He always finds the courage to put principle ahead of politics. He is always guided by the Constitution and always does what is right, honorable and decent.
--Former Colorado Congressman, Bob Schaffer
A Life-long Learner, Innovator, and Leader
For decades Paul Lundeen has experienced success in business and public policy in Colorado. Paul represents Senate District 9 in the Colorado General Assembly. Previously he was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives (HD 19), State Board of Education from the Fifth Congressional District where he served as a member and chairman. He is the founder of numerous small businesses providing services ranging from brain training & learning centers to real estate development to golf course association landscape management, and investment management.
Paul has worked to advance the cause of charter schools, innovation, and choice in education, supporting the right and responsibility of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children. An unflagging champion for “Smaller Government, Freer People”, Paul knows a free market approach naturally eliminates bad and outdated ideas and businesses over time, as opposed to government bureaucracies which tend to live on and expand even when proven inefficient. Paul has fought this dynamic in the sphere of education, which is a prime example of the inadequacies of government controlled and managed systems.
Having spent more than 30 years as a small business owner, Paul has first-hand experience with the detrimental impact of excessive government regulations that hinder job-creating entrepreneurism. He knows the problems and issues job-creators face here in Colorado because he has lived them.
Since 2000, Paul has served as an El Paso county and state central committee member and long time precinct leader. He worked as a chief of staff to a State Senator and managed a gubernatorial campaign. Paul was a Regent Scholar at the University of Nebraska and after graduating from New York University, where he studied journalism and economics, he was a Washington correspondent with credentials to the White House.
Paul, and his wife Connie of 33 years, raised their two adult children here in Colorado, both graduated from Lewis Palmer high school.