Lang Sias for SD 19
Why Stand supports Lang Sias for Senate District 19
"Lang is an articulate and knowledgeable community member who understands the critical relationship between strong public schools and the growth of our economy."
- David Clayton, Stand Endorsement Committee member
About Lang Sias
Lang Sias is an Arvada husband, father, and decorated combat veteran of both Gulf Wars. He works as a pilot for FedEx and serves as a lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard.
Lang and his wife, Rene, have lived in Arvada for ten years. They have three children, ages eight, four, and two – the older two attend Jefferson County public schools.
Lang believes that innovation and entrepreneurship can drive economic growth and job creation. His parents started a small manufacturing business in the family’s basement and although his father died when Lang was sixteen, their example of hard work and determination motivated Lang to spend a portion of his professional life helping Colorado entrepreneurs grow small technology businesses. As an attorney at the Broomfield office of Cooley Godward Kronish, one of the top law firms in the country, Lang specialized in representing entrepreneurs, including several University of Colorado faculty members, helping them commercialize cutting-edge technologies.
Lang has served in the U.S. military since 1986. After graduating first in his class at Aviation Officer Candidate School, he became a Navy FA-18 pilot and served multiple deployments to the Middle East, including 23 combat missions off the USS Saratoga during Operation Desert Storm. Selected to attend the Navy Fighter Weapons School (Topgun), he later returned to serve as the unit's training officer. After twelve years in the navy, Lang transitioned to the Air National Guard as an F-16 pilot and volunteered to serve as a ground-based forward air controller during the second Iraq War. In 2005, he commanded a unit of forward air controllers in Kirkuk and Hawija, Iraq.
Lang volunteered on John McCain’s 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns, serving as the deputy director and director of the campaign’s veteran outreach. There he led every facet of the campaign’s core coalition, including fundraising and the development of a grassroots network of over 70,000 members.
Lang holds a J.D. from the Michigan Law School, a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s from Vassar College. He has been a guest lecturer at the United States Military Academy at West Point.