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Colorado House District 29

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    Tracy Kraft-Tharp
    (Dem)

  • Grady Nouis
    (Rep)

  • Hans V Romer
    (Lib)

Biographical Information

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?

Contact phone 303-421-2787
Background I worked with nonprofits and small businesses in my own small business helping to build their capacity. Prior to that I served as the Director of Adolescent Services & Battered Women with Family Tree and social worker with the Tennyson Center for Children.
Twitter @tkth
The number one issue that I hear from people in the district is education funding. In the six years I have been in the legislature, we have increased the Per Pupil Rate and decreased the negative factor and funded other education initiatives. However, this is not enough. Voters need to learn about the Prop 73 and the Jeffco Mill & Bond, 5A & 5B, and support them.
Decisions concerning access to abortion and reproductive healthcare should be between a woman, her family and her medical team. At the legislature, we defend against over 10 bills each year that attempt to decrease access to women's health care services.
The number one need in our education system is funding. Other needs are balancing accountability and testing, and workforce development. I have been a leader in workforce development-opening options for our youth in the new digital economy and trades. I passed a bill a couple of years ago that set the tone for our schools by "scoring" schools for youth who attend community colleges and trade schools. This is the foundation for changing our culture.
We must support the Colorado Water Plan.
I am supporting initiatives that look at the system in a comprehensive manner to determine where are cost triggers are. The Denver Chamber is engaged in this exercise. We need to review the total system rather than pinpoint political trigger points.
The State Legislature needs to work in partnership with local communities. We have passed broad policy initiatives such as construction defects and increasing the affordable housing tax credit. I am working closely with the Jeffco Human Services on opening avenues for affordable housing in our community.
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