Weissmann announces GOP candidacy in CD 2

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Colorado Statesman

February 20, 2012


Weissmann, a 47 year-old resident of Boulder, sets up a potential primary battle between himself and state Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, with his entrance into the race earlier this month.

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Like Polis, Weissmann comes from a business background, although his path to success was considerably less traditional.

When he was 15 years old, Weissmann dropped out of Fairview High School in Boulder to start his own business designing computer software for research and polling, as well as software for the management of dental and chiropractic clinics.

Weissmann went on to earn his GEP degree and enroll in a program for non-traditional students run by the University of the State of New York. The program was based on written examinations, which allowed him to stay in Colorado while he earned his degree.

He later earned his MBA from the University of Colorado in Boulder. In 2000, Weissmann left Decisioneering — the software company he founded at age 21 — to focus on acquiring and investing in small companies.