Lauren Boebert is a Congresswoman from Colorado’s Third District. She is known for her stance as a pro-gun legislator, and she has taken her political opponents to task in some unconventional ways. Like many politicians her age, she frequently communicates with her constituents via uploaded videos. She is an outspoken Conservative serving her first term in Congress; her platform is pro-gun, pro-Constitution, pro-freedom.
|Real Name/Full Name:
|Lauren Opal BobertFemale
|December 15, 1986
|ALtamonte Springs, FL
|5 ft. 4 in.
|Is Lauren Boebert Gay?
|Highest Political Office:
|United States House of Representatives
|Business Owner, Politician
|Net Worth in 2022:
Biography: Early Life and Family
Lauren Boebert was born in AlAltamonte Springs, Florida on December 15, 1986 to mother Shawn Bentz. Little is known about Boebert’s biological father. Boebert has two siblings, Joey and Benny. Boebert and her family moved to Denver when she was twelve. Within five years, her family moved from Denver to Aurora (Colorado) before they settled in Rifle, Colorado.
Boebert has been vocal about the fact that she grew up in a “Democratic” home. However, when her mother registered to vote in 2001, Ms. Bentz registered as a Republican.
Boebert has also been forthcoming about her mother’s financial struggles when Lauren and her siblings were growing up. She says her mother was a welfare recipient for a number of years while they lived in Denver.
Boebert has listed her first place of employment as McDonalds’s in Rifle; she was fifteen at the time. Boebert is forthcoming that she dropped out of high school during her senior year due to an unplanned pregnancy. She worked as an assistant manager at the same McDonald’s where she had been employed for the past few years.
Boebert says that her work at McDonald’s changed the way she felt about whether government assistance is necessary.
Boebert would eventually do the coursework to obtain her General Education Equivalent, earning the certification in 2020. She did so about a month before her first primary took place.
Lauren Boebert is married to Jayson Boebert, and they have four sons. Little personal information is known about Lauren’s sons; their names are not disclosed to the public. Lauren and Jayson married in 2005.
Jayson worked in the oil and gas industry prior to the couple opening a small business. He was a consultant among other jobs. He worked as a consultant for himself as well as for a company called Terra Energy, which is a large natural gas production company in Colorado.
Today, Boebert and her family live in Silt, Colorado.
Before becoming a small business owner, Boebert worked as a filing clerk at a natural gas company located in Colorado. She also worked as a pipeliner (a member of a team that builds and maintains pipelines and pumping stations).
Age, Height, and Weight
Lauren Boebert is 35 years old as of 2021. She is 5′ 4″ in height, and she is estimated to weigh 132 lbs.
There are numerous sources which claim that Lauren and Jayson Boebert are worth between $1 million and $15 million; however, a more probably figure is $2 million.
The Boeberts have owned multiple restaurants during their marriage. The couple opened Shooter’s Grill, a restaurant located in Glenwood Springs in 2013. Boebert is known for encouraging her employees to carry guns openly.
The couple would later open another restaurant called Smokehouse 1776 across the street from Shooter’s Grill. Shooter’s Grill became renowned across the United States when Boebert, then a primary candidate for her current Congressional position, defied a cease-and-desist order in early to mid-2020, when the pandemic was just beginning to take hold on the country.
Even then, Boebert took to social media to discuss her plans for keeping the restaurant open, and to announce her stance on freedom for small business owners. Boebert did garner a lot of attention when she personally protested the shutdown orders given by Colorado’s Democratic governor, Jared Polis.
Boebert re-opened her restaurant for in-person dining even though Polis had issued a stay at home order for the state. Garfield County, where the restaurant is located, gave Boebert a cease and desist order, indicating the restaurant must be shut down. This is when Boebert took to Instagram and Twitter loudly protesting the lockdowns in her state.
Boebert refused to shutter her family’s restaurant. Instead, she moved tables outdoors, putting them in parking spaces in front of the restaurant as well as on the sidewalk of the business. Boebert was angry because nearby Mesa County had requested a waiver in order for businesses in the area to remain open; she blamed local officials for failing to do the same for the residents of Garfield County.
At the time, Boebert publicly said that her restaurant would only serve thirty percent capacity, and that her servers would wear face masks. She also agreed to provide extra cleaning at the restaurant in order to keep the restaurant as germ-free as possible. However, Garfield County would suspend Boebert’s food license shortly after she moved her restaurant furniture outdoors.
Within a few weeks, however, the state decided to allow for in-person dining in restaurants, but only if they operated at fifty percent capacity. However, Boebert’s financial disclosures show that the restaurant lost $226,000 in 2020.
The current status of Shooter’s Grill as well as Smokehouse 1776 is unknown; some sources report the restaurant is “now defunct” while others skip over mentions of the restaurant’s existence at all. It is not known if the Boeberts sold the restaurant or if they simply shuttered the doors of the business altogether.
Boebert opened a third restaurant called Putters at the Rifle Creek Golf Course. This restaurant was sold in 2016.
Career outside of Politics
Boebert has worked at McDonald’s in Rifle (she began at the age of fifteen, but she was eventually an assistant manager). She worked in the oil and gas industry as well. She worked for a short while as a filing clerk at a natural gas production company. She also worked as in the pipeline industry, although her exact duties are unknown.
Boebert’s supporters like the fact that she has lived the American dream. She has worked minimum wage jobs, but eventually became a business owner. Boebert’s fans also appreciate that Boebert is an outspoken critic of progressive policies that she says hurts small business owners.
Career in Politics
Boebert is in her freshman year serving in Congress. She was elected in 2020 and entered office in January 2021.
Boebert garnered attention when she confronted then-Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke regarding his proposal to buy back guns, in particular A5-15’s and other so-called “assault rifles.” She was in attendance at a town hall-style meeting of candidates in Aurora, Colorado.
Boebert also spoke as a civilian regarding a measure that would ban guns in city-owned buildings in Aspen. Although Boebert drew attention with her protests, the measure still passed unanimously.
In 2019, Boebert organized the December 2019 “We Will Not Comply!” rally, which opposed a Colorado state “red flag law” which would allow for guns to be taken from individuals “deemed a threat.” Later that month, Boebert would announce her candidacy for the Third District’s Congressional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. She challenged incumbent (and also Republican candidate) Scott Tipton. Boebert began posting criticisms of members of the “Squad,” in particular Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar. Boebert marketed herself as a conservative alternate to the ladies comprising the progressive group.
Boebert also criticized her Republican opponent’s voting record. She claimed this did not reflect the beliefs of members of the Third Congressional District in Colorado. Interestingly enough, Boebert has been noted as a Trump supporter, but Donald Trump did not endorse Boebert in the 2020 elections. Rather, he endorsed the incubent Scott Tipton.
Boebert also noted that Tipton supported amnesty for illegal immigrants as well as the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019. Boebert claimed that this provided not only citizenship for illegals, but it also provided housing funding to undocumented workers. Boebert was also critical of Tipton’s work regarding the Paycheck Protection Program. She claimed Tipton did not do enough to make sure the program was funded properly; in fact, the program ran out of money within two weeks of its inception.
Boebert has been accused of ties to the controversial group QAnon. However, she claims she is not a member, but that she supports American freedom and the United States Constitution.
Boebert won the June 2020 primary, defeating Tipton with a 54.6 percent vote (Tipton received 45.4 percent of the primary vote). She was the first primary candidate to defeat an incumbent Representative in Colorado in forty-eight years. Boebert would face an experienced former state representative in Dian Mitsch Bush. Boebert defeated Mitsch Bush with 51.27 percent of the vote (Mitsch Bush won 45.41 percent).
Boebert will be up for re-election in 2022.