Lauren Boebert is an American politician, businesswoman, and gun rights activist, currently holding the position of U.S. Representative for Colorado’s 3rd congressional district since 2021. In the period spanning from 2013 to 2022, she was the owner of Shooters Grill, a restaurant located in Rifle, Colorado. Notably, at Shooters Grill, employees were encouraged to openly carry firearms as part of the establishment’s approach to gun rights.
Age: 37 years
Height: 1.52 m
Weight: 56 kg
Born: 19 December 1986
Birthplace: Altamonte Springs, Florida, United States
Spouse: Jayson Boebert (m. ?–2023)
Profession: Politician, Restaurateur
Lauren Boebert’s mother, Shawn Roberts Bentz, has asserted for a considerable period that Stan Lane, a retired professional wrestler with whom she had a brief relationship in the 1980s, is the congresswoman’s biological father.
Lauren Boebert’s husband is Jayson Boebert. They got married in June 2005. On May 16, 2023, Lauren Boebert announced that she filed for divorce from her husband on May 11, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Lauren Boebert has four children named Kaydon, Tyler, Brody, and Roman. In March 2005, Lauren Boebert gave birth to her oldest son, Tyler, at the age of 18. Lauren, who had started working at McDonald’s when she was 15, decided to leave high school in 2004 when she became pregnant.
Fast-forward to March 2023, Lauren Boebert made an announcement that her 17-year-old son, Tyler, is expecting a baby with his girlfriend. This development makes Lauren a “36-year-old grandmother.”
Following her departure from high school, Boebert secured a position as an assistant manager at a McDonald’s in Rifle. This job experience played a role in shaping her perspectives on the necessity of government assistance. After marrying Jayson Boebert in 2007, she initially worked for a natural gas drilling company, and later transitioned to becoming a pipeliner. As a pipeliner, she became part of a team responsible for constructing and maintaining pipelines and pumping stations.
In 2013, Lauren Boebert and her husband opened Shooters Grill in Rifle, Colorado, where she advocated for open carry after a nearby incident. However, this claim is largely inaccurate. In 2013, an individual involved in a fight blocks away ran toward the restaurant, fell, and died from a methamphetamine overdose. The Boeberts also owned Smokehouse 1776, and in 2015, Lauren opened Putters restaurant, later sold in December 2016. According to congressional disclosure forms, Shooters Grill faced financial losses, losing $143,000 in 2019 and $226,000 in 2020.
In 2017, an outbreak of food poisoning affected 80 people who consumed food from a temporary location set up by Shooters Grill and Smokehouse 1776 at a Garfield County fair. The restaurants lacked necessary permits, and unsafe food handling was identified as the cause.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Boebert protested business closure orders from Governor Jared Polis. She reopened Shooters Grill for dine-in service in violation of state orders, leading to a cease and desist order from Garfield County. Boebert initially refused to comply, later moving tables outdoors. Garfield County subsequently suspended her food license, but by late May, with eased restrictions, the county lifted the suspension.
Shooter’s Grill closed in July 2022 when the building’s new owner chose not to renew the lease.
U.S. House of Representatives
In September 2019, Boebert gained national attention by confronting Beto O’Rourke, a candidate in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Boebert later faced Democratic former state representative Diane Mitsch Bush in the November general election, criticizing Mitsch Bush’s platform as advocating “more government control” and having a “socialist agenda.” Emphasizing her allegiance to Trump, Boebert reiterated her stance on deregulation, reduced healthcare funding, and advocated for expanding gun rights. In August 2021, the FEC investigated potential misuse of over $6,000 from Boebert’s 2022 reelection campaign funds for personal expenses, involving four Venmo payments made between May and June 2021. Boebert sought a second term in the 2022 election, facing challenges in the primary and attempting to rebrand herself as a hard-working congresswoman after a narrow victory. In January 2023, she filed her candidacy for reelection and later announced a switch to running in Colorado’s 4th congressional district, citing more favorable political conditions. Boebert introduced several bills and resolutions, none of which passed committee. In February 2023, she co-sponsored a bill proposing the “AR-15-style rifle” as the National Gun of the United States. Boebert attempted to impeach President Biden twice, submitting resolutions in September 2021—one targeting Biden and another targeting Vice President Kamala Harris—over the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
Boebert’s perspectives are widely categorized as far-right. She aligns herself with and supports former President Donald Trump, endorsing his assertions that the 2020 election was unfairly taken from him and casting a vote to challenge its results during the Electoral College tally. Boebert has endorsed the QAnon conspiracy theory, expressed approval for attacks on the free press, and faced scrutiny from academic and journalistic investigations regarding her associations with far-right extremism. Her stances include opposition to transitioning to green energy, resistance to COVID-19 mask and vaccine mandates, disapproval of abortion, sex education, gender-affirming surgery for minors, and same-sex marriage. Boebert advocates for an isolationist foreign policy but favors stronger ties with Israel for religious reasons. As a self-described born-again Christian, she criticizes the separation of church and state, advocating for increased church influence in government decision-making.
Lauren Boebert, Net worth
As of the available information, Lauren Boebert’s estimated net worth is around $12 million.
Lauren Boebert Plans to Change Congressional Districts in 2024
Representative Lauren Boebert has announced her intention to change districts for the 2024 election. She plans to seek office in Colorado’s 4th Congressional District, which covers the Eastern Plains. The current representative for that district, Republican U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, has stated that he won’t seek reelection in 2024. Boebert’s decision to switch districts comes amid the backdrop of differences within the Republican Party, with Buck citing concerns about the party’s support for former President Donald Trump and what he perceives as an embrace of conspiracy theories.
“I wanted to let you, my constituents and supporters, hear directly from me about my plans for the 2024 election cycle and the importance of maintaining a conservative voice for Colorado in Congress as well as keeping our Republican House majority,” Boebert wrote in the caption of that Facebook video.
“I cannot put into words how grateful I am for everyone who has steadfastly stood alongside me over the past year and beyond,” she continued. “I am going to do everything in my power to represent the 3rd District well for the remainder of this term as I work to earn the trust of grassroots conservative voters in the 4th District to represent them in 2025.”