Colorado Rising State Action is a 501(c)(4) organization focused on advancing conservative principles in Colorado and holding liberals accountable through cutting-edge research, rapid-response communications, a statewide tracking network, and digital platforms.
Colorado Rising State Action was established to bring together an aggressive, sustained, professional research and communications operation to help conservatives better understand the issues and win important policy fights in Colorado.
Michael was previously the Senior Director of Issue Education for Americans For Prosperity (AFP), and State Director of AFP Colorado. He brings years of educational, legislative, grassroots organizing, and nonprofit experience. He has also served as a policy aide at the Colorado State House, press aide for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, and taught both elementary and middle school in Aurora. Michael graduated from Valparaiso University and earned his J.D. from University of Colorado – Boulder. He is a FOX31 Denver political analyst, as well as an adjunct professor of American Politics. He and his wife, Mele, and their four children live in Parker.