Lang Sias is a husband, father, decorated combat veteran, commercial pilot, and citizen-legislator in the Colorado House of Representatives.
Lang served in the U.S. military from 1986 through 2015. After graduating first in his class at Aviation Officer Candidate School, he became a Navy FA-18 pilot and served multiple deployments to the Mideast, including flying combat missions off the USS Saratoga during Operation Desert Storm. After attending the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN), he returned as a TOPGUN instructor, serving 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 Iraq War. In 2005, he commanded a unit of forward air controllers in Kirkuk and Hawija, Iraq. He recently retired from the military at the rank of lieutenant colonel.
For the past four years, Lang has served in the Colorado House of Representatives, representing House District 27. During this time, he has earned a reputation as a bipartisan legislator who gets things done for Colorado. In the last session, Lang wrote bipartisan legislation, which was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper that reformed parts of Colorado’s healthcare system and brought more transparency to healthcare costs for consumers. Throughout his time in the General Assembly, Lang authored 19 bills that have been signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper, and over 85% of legislation that he sponsored had bipartisan support.
Lang and his wife Rene live in Arvada with their three children Gabriella, Daniel, and Adam.
Lang holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, a Master of Science from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College.