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    Raymon Anthony Doane
    (L)

  • Daniel Doyle
    (AVP)

  • Seku Evans
    (UPA)

  • Cory Gardner
    (R)

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    John W Hickenlooper
    (D)

  • Bruce Lohmiller
    (WI)

  • Michael Sanchez
    (WI)

  • Danny Skelly
    (WI)

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Background I have an extensive background in taxation. I have worked for both taxation divisions for the State of Colorado (with the Department of Local Affairs and Department of Revenue). I've also worked in the private sector as a brand ambassador, casino host, and insurance producer.
Contact phone 303-915-8873
Twitter @DoaneRaymon
My number one priority is to ensure that politicians' power is reigned in and accountability is not only promoted but pursued at all times. This requires term limits and ensuring that government expansion is minimized by promoting efficiency and effectiveness of government programs so that poverty is reduced. This would allow allocation of funds to other programs (such as education - paying teachers more) once the needs of programs are reduced through proper management.
I would minimize regulations that prohibit free market enterprise in industries that require less governmental oversight. Over regulation creates high barriers to entry and reduces the amount of competition that would strengthen the economy.

I am looking forward to possibly redirect funding towards desalination facilities using nuclear energy. If this type of project can be implemented at a regional level, we can mitigate future droughts and provide an alternative energy source that would reduce costs.
I would like to see reform through employment incentives in paying off educational debt. A form that I'm looking at implementing/creating called 1098-SL would allow employers to pay off their employees student loans directly and receive a refundable credit around 13-16% (dependent on how much debt is paid) of the debt paid. It would be allowed to be carried three years forward and back. This would allow the employees to have their student loan debt paid off increasing their ability to purchase goods and services. It would also aid businesses to retaining employees.
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Background Geologist // Co-Founder, Wynkoop Brewing Company // Mayor of Denver (2003-2011) // Governor of Colorado (2011-2019)
Twitter @hickenlooper
In addition to tackling the coronavirus pandemic, the number one issue I hear about on the campaign trail is health care. Prescription drug and premium costs are skyrocketing and hurting families. Not only have Cory Gardner and Mitch McConnell done nothing to address that problem they are working to throw people off of their health care and threaten protections for pre-existing conditions. Here in Colorado, we brought people together from both sides of the aisle to expand access to quality, affordable health care and that’s what we need to do in Washington.
The COVID-19 pandemic, exacerbated by President Trump’s egregious failure of leadership, has created historic unemployment rates and economic suffering and uncertainty. As Senator, I would support integrated, inclusive and innovative growth that would match the needs of employers with the skills of the workforce, ensure no one is left behind, and invest in the most dynamic and value generating sectors of our future economy. This would include raising the minimum wage, boosting pay equity between men and women of all colors, promoting paid family leave and reducing the cost of childcare, making higher education more affordable, strengthening labor unions, making it easier to start and grow a business, promoting jobs in the clean energy economy, and investing in technological leadership. My decision making would be guided by deeply held values that our economy prospers when it is rooted in fairness, opportunity for all, and social justice.
I would establish a national CareerWise Apprenticeship Program based on what we did in Colorado. Apprenticeships offer an attractive bridge - or alternative - to postsecondary education. I helped establish CareerWise in Colorado, a job training program that provides students with valuable work experience, a paycheck, and free college credit - all while still in high school. I will work in the Senate to establish this program nationally, expanding the availability of certified skills training programs to students across America. Doing so will close employment gaps in manufacturing, rural health care, technology and provide diverse cohorts of students the on-the-job training they need to succeed.
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