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Colorado State Senate District 26

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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  • Jeff Bridges

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    Bob Roth

  • Marc Solomon

Biographical Information

What is your number one priority and why?

How will you address the economic crisis that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Background Third generation Coloradoan, born in Leadville. Thirty-five year career in construction. Over two decades of volunteer work, both civic engagement and community building. Nine years on Aurora City Council. Multiple leadership roles locally, regionally and state-wide.
Contact phone (720) 202-2695
Twitter @ZillaCo
As a headwater state, providing water to 7 states and two countries, we have to continue to refine how we capture, store, treat and deliver this precious resource. I have many issues that I will be working hard on, but protecting Colorado water and preserving our rights in regard to water will be very high on my list.
Obviously, the first priority has to be cutting costs to recover from the $3+ Billion shortfall in the state budget. I know the JBC has already reviewed and is making recommendations the week of 6-1-20 to the House and the week of 6-8-20 to the Senate. One line item that I would oppose is the elimination of the Senior Property Tax Exemption. I don't believe that the relative small savings is worthy of putting the burden on the backs of our seniors, many of whom are on a fixed income.

After we have this crisis in our rearview mirror, we have to take a hard look at our responses the last few months and learn from history. A big part of that will be providing better definition around what powers can be enacted through Executive Order and what requires approval from the Legislative branch.
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