Republican politician who became the U.S. Representative for Colorado's 6th congressional district in 2009. He's held 8 Caucus memberships, including the Sportsmen's Caucus.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1972 and was assigned to a mechanized infantry battalion, earning a high school diploma through an army program the following year.
He resigned as as State Treasurer of Colorado in 2005 in order to resume his career in the U.S. Marines, and serve in the War in Iraq.
His wife, Cynthia Coffman, served as the Chief Deputy Attorney General in the office of Colorado Attorney General John Suthers.
He expressed doubt that President Barack Obama was born in the United States and called him "fundamentally un-American".