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Colorado House District 57

The Colorado House of Representatives is the lower house of the Colorado General Assembly, the State legislature of the U.S. state of Colorado. The House is composed of 65 members. Representatives are elected to two-year terms, and are limited to four terms in office but can run again after a two year respite.

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  • Bob Rankin
    (Rep)

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    Colin Wilhelm
    (Dem)

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What would you cite as the number one issue facing constituents in the district you’re seeking to represent, and specifically what legislation would you champion to address it?

What specific changes, if any, do you think should be made to Colorado laws concerning access to abortion and reproductive health care?

What specifically are the most urgent needs of Colorado’s education system and the best legislative strategies for meeting those needs?

It is projected that Colorado will face a water shortfall by 2050 or sooner. What specific measures would you support to prevent a water crisis?

If elected, what specifically would you do to make health care more affordable in Colorado?

How would you address the growing lack of affordable housing in Colorado in terms of a specific policy or policies?

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Access to health care and the cost of health care.

I will introduce bills that will create a state wide rating system so the people of HD 57 do not pay 40% more than those on the Front Range for insurance. I will introduce bills that will create health care cost transparency. And I will work to move the state towards a single payer system. I will oppose the idea of a state funded reinsurance program because these programs are not effective.
access to abortion and reproductive care is very important to me. I strongly believe in a woman's right to choose. Colorado currently has some very good laws that support a woman's right to choose, and I will fight to protect these laws and to introduce new laws that broaden the woman's right. I would work to remove the parental consent rule required for persons under the age of 18. I would introduce legislation that state employees’ insurance policies will cover abortion, to expand instances where State medical insurance (Medicaid) will pay for abortions, and would work to suggest that private insurance companies should cover abortion.
Share (45) Tweet Comments (1) Teachers in Colorado are criminally underpaid and underfunded. Depending on the metric used, we are either 46th or 47th in teacher pay. Also, teachers spend on average about $650 of their own money on their classrooms each year.

We all know teaching is a hard profession and that it takes a special person to be a teacher. As a community we want our children to have the best education possible. That means keeping our current teachers, hiring the best teachers and giving them the funding they need.

We can't keep our current teachers or hire the best teachers if we don't pay them enough to live on. I will increase teacher pay and school funding. I will support our teachers and our students.
The Colorado River and its tributaries provide water to 35 million people and more than 4 million acres of farmland in a region encompassing some 246,000 square miles. Our rivers are the lifeblood of the Western Slope and might just be our most precious resource. We use it to live, to play and to sustain our economy.

Your state House of Representatives must lead the way in protecting our watershed. Currently, our rivers are in danger. The White River has an algae bloom at it headwaters, there is a proposal to divert a huge amount of water to the Front Range from the Green River and we are in the middle of a 20-year drought. Due to the dry winter that we experienced this year, we are headed into a potentially bad summer in terms of water levels.The federal government has allocated funds to study the algae bloom in the White River.
I will introduce bills that will create a state wide rating system so the people of HD 57 do not pay 40% more than those on the Front Range for insurance. I will introduce bills that will create health care cost transparency. And I will work to move the state towards a single payer system. I will oppose the idea of a state funded reinsurance program because these programs are not effective.
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