Read the latest news about Jared Polis, a gay entrepreneur and member of Congress. While still in his early 20s, the Colorado native and Princeton graduate founded the online greeting card company BlueMountainArts.com with his parents Steven Schutz and Susan Polis Schutz. In 1998, Polis founded the online floral giant ProFlowers.com. He has served multiple terms representing Colorado in the U.S. House of Representatives. Jared Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, have a son, which established him as the first openly gay parent in Congress.