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Colorado State Senate District 17

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.En Espanol State Senate District 17

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  • Sonya Jaquez Lewis

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    Matthew D. Menza

  • Andrew O'Connor

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 -Boulder native. -Navy Veteran, Navy Pilot, Retired. -CU Boulder Mechanical Engineering graduate. -Navy Post Graduate Masters Degree in Systems Engineering. -Test Pilot, Military and commercial. -Airline pilot. -Engineer, small aerospace start up owner. - Husband and father of 5 children
Contact phone campaign phone 720-507-7605
Twitter @matthewdmenza
My number one priority is to empower the people. This is an important concept because more often than not, politicians forget why they were elected. They get elected because people trusted that they will represent them, listen to their voices and vote or legislate according to the peoples voices; therefore ensuring the power remains with the people, not the elected official or their party politics. This concept is lost in many whom are elected and only focus on agendas. As a former Naval Officer and combat veteran, father of 5 children, and husband, I understand service and commitment. I understand that ensuring our communities are unified and have balance in governance is the key primary initial priority. From there, I will focus on topics that our community and Colorado care about, such as mental health, the environment, business and jobs, parental rights and freedoms, and more limits state government.
We need to quickly assess the extend of the damage to our economy and businesses and correlate what had the most impact; the initial lockdown or the continuing restraints on businesses through state and county mandates. Once we understand the impact, we can move forward to ensure businesses can rebound and thrive once again in Colorado. From small business loans and incentives to get them back on their feet, to long term Colorado initiatives to make Colorado an exciting place to grow a business, looking both at the recovery and then long term sustainability and growth is critical. Thus far, leadership in Colorado has acted with a heavy fist with executive mandates for containment of COVID-19 at the expense of many second order affects, such as massive revenue loss, business failures, mental health related crisis to mention a few. We need a balanced approach to handing future challenges and this requires real leadership to consider more than just the immediate fear and panic.
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