Elected Colorado 's 42nd governor in 2010, reelected in 2014.
Early Years: Born, 1952, in Narberth, Pennsylvania. Moved to Colorado in the early 1980s.
Education: Graduated from Haverford School, received an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and subsequently a master's degree in geology.
Career: After being laid off as a geologist, he co-founded Wynkoop Brewing Company brewpub. He was elected Denver's Mayor and served from 2003 to 2011, when he resigned to pursue the Governorship.
Learn more on his official website
Nickname: Centennial State
Population: 5.5 million
Size: The state covers 104,094 square miles
Economic drivers: natural resources, agriculture, tourism, technology
Did you know? Denver International Airport is the fourth busiest domestic U.S. airport and thirteenth busiest world airport.