Colorado’s next governor has a long education resume.

Democrat Jared Polis, who comfortably defeated Republican rival Walker Stapleton on Tuesday, is a former member of the State Board of Education and the founder of two charter school networks. 

As a gubernatorial candidate, Polis promised to fund full-day kindergarten and expand access to preschool (no easy task). 

We quizzed the Boulder congressman about his education agenda earlier this year through a questionnaire we put to candidates from both major parties. Here’s a bit of background on the governor-elect and his answers to our questions: