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Colorado State Senate District 4

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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    Elissa Flaumenhaft
    (D)

  • Wayne Harlos
    (L)

  • Jim Smallwood
    (R)

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?

Background I am a social justice warrior, mother, wife, scientist and athlete. I am data-driven and logical in my decision making and am an empathetic leader who wants to leave the world better than I found it. I believe democracy is for everyone and everyone should be heard and represented.
Contact phone 720-879-8346
Twitter @EJ4SD4
My number one priority is listening to as many constituents as possible. A leader cannot expect to fairly and accurately represent their constituents without understanding their unmet wants and needs. Understanding what is most important to those you represent is crucial for prioritizing and effecting change. Specifically, I am focused on hearing from minorities and those who feel marginalized or forgotten.
I would identify tax loopholes to close to help generate an additional $120M to $140M, support initiatives which are able to self-fund, such as increasing the landlord eviction filing fee to keep the Eviction Defense Fund going. I would also advocate for more federal funding, which could be used to keep small businesses afloat while they slowly return to normal operations or adapt their operations to meet social distancing guidelines. I would propose a progressive income tax, and support Initiative 271, which would generate additional revenue from fair taxation of those highest earners and force them to pay their fair share. I would extend the eviction and foreclosure moratoriums and increase the time to cure, allowing those returning to work to get back on their feet and not create additional unhoused individuals.

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