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Colorado State House District 20

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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    Terri Carver
    (R)

  • Judy Darcy
    (L)

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    Meg Fossinger
    (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 One of two CO legislators to receive National Federation of Women Legislators Elected Women of Excellence Award (2019). Recognition from City of Colorado Springs for bill to keep US Space Command here. Military attorney, retired Colonel. Member - local domestic violence prevention coalition.
Contact phone 719-425-7590
Twitter @Terri_Carver
After addressing the economic impact of COVID-19 (see below), I will focus on bipartisan comprehensive criminal justice sentencing reform. I am working on a range of criminal justice reforms as a member of the Colorado Criminal and Juvenile Justice task force. I also intend to bring forth legislation I have been working on for over a year with stakeholders in two areas: (1) consumer data privacy and (2) improving the state program for victim assistance for domestic violence and sexual assault.

Finally, we must ensure Coloradans have a quality education and opportunities to succeed. This must include giving every student the tools to succeed in technical careers, college, and in life through addressing dropout rates, expanding technical training and workforce development, support for individuals starting a business, and a focus on successful completion of High School.

I am committed to ensuring the constitutional rights and equal opportunity for every Coloradan.
I support legislation that helps our businesses recover, such as the 2020 legislation on small business grants (25 employees and less), the creation of a small business recovery loan program, and the continuation of alcohol-to-go sales legislation requested by restaurants and bars.

During the COVID shutdown earlier this year, I held several virtual town halls to help small businesses and independent contractors (ex., hair and nail salons, massage therapists, etc.) navigate the various programs available to help them survive the COVID-related restrictions. A key part of my job is helping constituents with government programs, such as the many requests I receive on problems filing for unemployment insurance payments and constituents not getting through on government customer service phone lines. As a result, I have focused on helping individuals with unemployment insurance claims and small businesses with state and federal assistance programs to get them on their feet.
Background I have been a volunteer with the Libertarian Party of El Paso County since 2012. I have been an activist & testified against authoritarian laws. I believe in the Liberty of the People. I actually read legislation. Did you read the CARES Act? It's scary.
Liberty

2020 has been marked by some of the most authoritarian and draconian abuses of power that our nation has seen; from Executive Orders to Police Brutality. I want to see a change in direction. End Qualified Immunity for all government employees, at all levels.

Repeal all laws that limit the liberty of the People. Repeal all laws that interfere with the Rights of the People.
Get out of the way.

Government caused the problem, not the virus. The economic crisis was not caused by a pandemic, it was caused by the government response to the possibility of widespread illness. They got it wrong. Get government out of the way & let the people solve it. Government officials that worked against the people should be held criminally & financially responsible. People that lost their livelihoods should be able to sue anyone that caused their loss. End Qualified Immunity to all government officials. Pass laws that limit the power of the Executive in Colorado. The Executive was never meant to have lawmaking ability & Executive Orders are being enforced as laws to the detriment of the People.
Background I have been in the social work field for nearly 15 years, serving some of the most vulnerable populations in our community. I have also volunteered with multiple community organizations, including the Red Cross, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and Hear, Here Poetry.
Contact phone 719-257-3759
Twitter @MegForColorado
I am running for office because I know we can do a better job at living up to our promise of, "justice for all." That includes economic justice, environmental justice, educational justice, and criminal justice reform. My top priority is ensuring that our government is working for the people and that the programs we have in place to serve our communities are effective, evidence-based, and accessible to those who need them.
The economic fall-out from COVID-19 is devastating for countless families, businesses, and even governments. It is going to take thinking outside of the box to navigate our current state budget. I will start by prioritizing programs that will help people to recover, as well as programs that support our most vulnerable community members, and ensure that those are being fully funded. This includes funding workforce centers, as well as programs that meet people's basic needs such as housing, food, and medical care. Continuing to fund unemployment benefits and the small business loans are crucial for getting us through this period, followed by supporting businesses in re-opening in a safe manner.