In the spring of 2009 Dan Maes was a no name, small businessman who announced he was running for Governor of Colorado. No one cared. By August 2010 his name would be know across Colorado and he would be surprising even the sagest of political pundits as he racked up win after win. While hundreds of thousands of grassroots supporters from the Tea Party to the Republican Party rallied around this breath of fresh air, not everyone in the GOP was pleased about it. On the request of many in Running Without Cowboy Boots Dan exposes the truth about his rapid rise in popularity, his tireless campaigning, and the corrupt party politics inside the Colorado GOP during his campaign that changed the direction of Colorado politics for years to come. Strap in for a 2 year rollercoaster ride of Rocky Mountain Highs, Washington DC lows and a Journey of Faith as Dan shares what really happened in his campaign.
Dan Maes was born in Oak Lawn, IL and raised in the small town of Rib Lake, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Sociology and a certificate in Criminal Justice. He moved to Colorado in 1985, is currently a small businessman turned political activist, man of faith, married for 20 years to Karen, and a father of three living in Evergreen, CO.