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Colorado State House District 22

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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    Margot Herzl
    (L)

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    Colin Larson
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    Mary Parker
    (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 am the Vice Chair and a founding member of the Jefferson County affiliate of the Libertarian Party. I am a mom, a wife, and a patriot. My educational background is in linguistics, and I have 14 years experience as a musician and private teacher, and 10 years of experience in dental administration.
Liberty. Libertarians believe that the pursuit of happiness is best served when people are free to be the architects of their own destiny. I see our liberties eroding all the time, and I believe it is critical to reverse this process.

I also wish to bring civility back to politics. We need to stop shouting at each other, stop believing that the “other side” is evil, and engage in respectful debate that is geared towards problem-solving and truth-seeking. If we give each other the benefit of the doubt and assume that we are all working towards a better world, we can rebuild the social fabric of our nation, and move forward together.
First, we have to remove all remaining COVID restrictions and let people get back to their businesses and back to work. People can make their own risk assessments and decide to what extent they are prepared to participate in normal life, and to what extent they need to protect themselves.

Second, the government must be prepared to take the financial hit in the short term, because any increased taxes or other attempts to increase government revenue on the back of an economy which is already struggling will only slow our economic recovery. The government will ultimately make up the deficit on the back of a strong economy - which we will have again in fairly short order if the government doesn’t fall prey to the temptations of impatience and expediency.
Background Founder and original owner of Atlas Coffees. Graduate of Jeffco and Littleton Public Schools as well as Colorado College.
Contact phone 720-206-7664
Addressing COVID-19 response which has created a slew of issues dampening the economy and endangering our children’s educational opportunities. As a member of the general assembly, I have and will continue to push for policies that will help businesses recover and allow families to get their children access to an education that works best for them.
I will continue to look for bi-partisan solutions to help businesses, parents and employees recover from the distributions of COVID-19. The most important thing the legislature could do next term is repeal the tax increases and mandates we placed on businesses earlier this year and pass additional legislation that would allow for more flexibility to adapt to the new restrictions imposed by COVID-19.
Background I have been a small business owner since 1996. Before that I was a Systems Engineer with Hewlett-Packard. For the past 13 years I have been a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for neglected and abused children. Other volunteer activities include being a Group Leader for Moms Demand Action.
Contact phone 720-202-0169
Twitter @Parker4C
My number one priority is keeping people safe: safe from gun violence, especially in schools; safe from crumbling bridges and unsafe roads; safe air to breath, water to drink, and food to eat. This also means having access to affordable health care and equal justice. I think these are some of the basic responsibilities of government as enumerated in our Constitution - establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.
As a small business owner, I realize the catastrophic economic consequences from the COVID-19 pandemic. These consequences vary significantly by business sector and type of work. Extended unemployment insurance is key for individuals who find themselves out of a job. And businesses need access to interest free loans and other financial help to successfully re-open their businesses. The states need to effectively and appropriately distribute federal funds which Congress has authorized to deal with the dual health and economic crises we find ourselves in. The state legislature has the authority and responsibility to spend state funds appropriately.