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Colorado State House District 1

The Colorado House of Representatives is the lower house of the Colorado General Assembly, the State legislature of the U.S. state of Colorado. The House is composed of 65 members. Representatives are elected to two-year terms, and are limited to four terms in office but can run again after a two-year respite. The entire House is elected in each general election.Cámara de Representantes de ColoradoLa Cámara de Representantes de Colorado es la cámara inferior de la Asamblea General de Colorado, la legislatura Estatal del estado de Colorado de los EE.UU. La Cámara de Representantes está compuesta por 65 miembros. Los Representantes son elegidos para servir mandatos de dos años, y están limitados a servir cuatro mandatos, pero pueden volver a postularse después de un descanso de dos años. Se elige a la Cámara entera en cada elección general.__________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.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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    Samantha Koch
    (R)

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    Susan Lontine
    (D)

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 have been in the beautiful state of Colorado for 12 years. My husband and I are both business owners, we are raising 3 young children, and we love the family atmosphere, the great outdoors, and the thriving entrepreneurial climate that Colorado offers.
Contact phone 720-254-1423
My top priority is personal and community safety.

If our citizens - families, children, business owners, schools and communities - are not safe we lose the very basis by which people thrive, and our elected officials fail the most basic duty of their office, which is to protect law-abiding citizens, and preserve their rights.

As a business owner your success is directly linked to whether or not employees and customers feel that they can safely get to your location, and whether or not your property is secure.

As a parent, you need a safe neighborhood for your children, to know that those who want to bring chaos and violence to your area will be held accountable, and that law enforcement is available quickly and effectively as needed

As teachers and students, you should be able to attend school with peace of mind, knowing that your elected officials are empowering law enforcement and other sources of aid, to keep everyone around you safe.

Safety is not political - it is essential.
We need to restore the rights of the private sector in our state, and allow business owners to conduct business as they have done in the past.

An advised COVID-19 "Best Practices" detail should be outlined by a non-partisan, non-political medical group, and issued as guidance to businesses on what they can do to minimize the spread.

As is, and always has been, the right of the business owner - they can determine to what extent these measures work for their particular organization, that allows them to function at a profitable level.

Based on statistics, our time, energy, and resources should be centered on protecting the most vulnerable. We need to allow our medical experts to focus their expertise and research on advising at-risk groups and those who care for them.

In doing so, care and guidance can advance to lower their risks, while simultaneously recovering our economy, getting parents back to work, and restoring an interactive and motivating education for our children.
Background B.A. in Journalism, University of Central Florida. Worked in advertising and retail management, and then as staffer in the State Senate
Contact phone 720-515-7348
Twitter @LontineHD1
Right now, protecting the health and safety of Coloradans through the pandemic. Making sure we continue to use the best available information to keep infection rates low is vital to protecting our health care resources and our economy.
The legislature was able to pass a package of bills when we came back in what was left of the 2020 session. We passed legislation that moved resources for help with housing for renters and homeowners struggling to pay rent and cover their mortgage. We passed legislation for small businesses to access loans and grants as well as mentor ship programs. We passed legislation that increased funds to the LEAP program that helps folks with energy assistance. We have planned in our budget to address increases in the Medicaid rolls due to increased unemployment. We are planning legislation in the 2021 session to continue to support small business and are still working on the details.