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Colorado State House District 9

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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    Emily Sirota

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Background Prior to her election, Emily served as a Director of Admissions and Operations at an early learning center in Denver. She has worked as a policy aide, community organizer, writer and researcher. She received her B.A. in Political Science at Indiana University and her Master of Social Work from DU
Contact phone 720-295-9299
Twitter @EmilyForCO
My number one priority is to fix the upside-down fiscal policy that has prevented our state from keeping up with growth in good times threatens to destroy us in times of crisis. Fiscal policy is truly the measure of our values - the way in which we generate revenue and the way in which we distribute resources. The combination of TABOR, the Gallagher Amendment and many other tax giveaways to special interests have devastated our education budget, prevented us from properly funding transportation, hamstrung our ability to respond to community needs and disallowed us to save for a rainy day. And figuratively speaking, it is pouring buckets now. This pandemic is our 100 year storm, and we've got to change course to avoid the devastation that is coming our way. I support a fair tax system that ensures the wealthiest Coloradans are paying their fair share.
The economic crisis requires a just and equitable response that prioritizes health, safety and the best use of science. As we work through this pandemic, we attempt to rebuild our economy and our lives, while ensuring we prioritize those who are most vulnerable to disease and financial collapse. The COVID-19 crisis has touched all aspects of our society, and we know that those who were already living on the margins are sinking further into despair. At the legislature we will address housing, healthcare and insurance, worker protections, and financial instability. We are working to protect our public education system from as much loss as possible. And I will fight for a progressive income tax structure to ensure that the wealthiest among us are paying their fair share so that Colorado has the resources it needs to move our state forward.