Colorado State Senate District 25
The Colorado Senate is the upper house of the Colorado General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. State of Colorado. It is composed of 35 senators who are elected to four-year terms and are limited to two consecutive terms in office.ELECTION INFO: General Election ballots will start to be mailed on October 9th, 2020. Voter Service and Polling Centers open on Monday, October 19th, 2020. Ballots must be received via mail or at drop-off no later than Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, by 7 pm. If you have not received your ballot or need a replacement, contact your local Clerk & Recorder Elections Office.Senado de ColoradoEl Senado de Colorado es la cámara superior de la Asamblea General de Colorado, la legislatura estatal del Estado de Colorado de los EE.UU. Está compuesto por 35 senadores que son elegidos a mandatos de cuatro años y están limitados a dos mandatos consecutivos.INFROMACIÓN SOBRE LAS ELECCIONES: Las papeletas de votación para las Elecciones Generales empezarán a ser enviadas el 9 de octubre del 2020. Los Centros de Servicios Electorales se abren el lunes, 19 de octubre del 2020. Las papeletas electorales deben ser enviadas por correo o entregadas en un centro de entrega a más tardar a las 7pm el martes, 3 de noviembre del 2020. Si no ha recibido su papeleta electoral o necesita un reemplazo, comuníquese con su Funcionario Oficial de la Oficina de Elecciones local.
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What is your number one priority and why?
How will you address the economic crisis that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic?
Paula is a Colorado native. She has been a public school teacher for 25 years. She has worked on education policy at the local, state and national level. She holds a doctoral level degree in Leadership. She is married, has a son and takes care of her disabled mother. She cares about all people.
My number one priority is working on legislation to provide economic stability, dignity and recovery to Colorado citizens. I am a mother and a teacher in a middle-class working family. My family understands economic hardships. With uncertainty in these indeterminate times we need smart, qualified, compassionate leadership. I am a leader that will put the needs of working families and our most vulnerable first. All people deserve the capacity to care for their family without economic deprivation. They deserve a living wage, paid family leave, and worker protections. Gene Sperling writes about economic dignity. My own money journey has led me to learn about and understand the policies we need to help people be successful. I am working on initiative #271 that will bring in more revenue through a fair tax system for Colorado. The goal of economic policy is about protecting what matters most in people's lives.
The Covid-19 crisis has left our state with a budget shortfall. Many hard decisions had to be made in this session. Those cuts and hard decisions are going to continue to be made in future years. The people making the decisions on what programs to fund and what needs to go will make them based on their values and what they deem important. We need leaders that represent the people. We need leaders that care about how those decisions impact the lives of our citizens. I am a leader that cares. I care about children, education, worker rights, women’s rights, our environment, and helping ALL people get the things they need to be happy, healthy, and live their best lives. I will address the economic crisis with smart decisions and compassionate leadership. We need to be able to work cooperatively, and collaboratively toward solutions that help people. Listening to the needs and concerns of constituents is the best practice. I will be a leader that listens, learns, and works hard for you.
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