Colorado State House District 25
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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Lisa A. Cutter
What is your number one priority and why?
How will you address the economic crisis that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic?
I was born and raised In Colorado, and have lived most of my life in Jefferson County. Our three children all graduated from Dakota Ridge High School. After a lifetime of volunteerism and a successful career in public relations, I decided to run for office and am just completing my first term.
I care about — and have worked on — many issues as a legislator. But my number one priority is sustainability and climate change. This issue affects everything — hunger, poverty, health — and it is urgent that we address it. In my work over the last two years, I have focused on sustainability and getting to zero waste. Our recycling infrastructure is woefully inadequate, and by building on and improving it, we have the opportunity to become a regional leader and create good jobs for Coloradans. I am also committed to compost, recycling, and sustainability because I believe in being a good steward of our limited resources. Most importantly, these things have the power to address climate change. The more materials we keep out of the landfill, the less dangerous methane will be released. And compost applied to large swaths of land can serve as a powerful carbon sink. I am dedicated to making a difference in this area.
I will continue to advocate with our federal congressional delegation for COVID policies and legislation that helps Coloradans, including allowing federal dollars to be applied to our severely impacted state budget. Colorado’s antiquated tax policy does not allow us to be nimble in responding to budget issues and has put us in a vulnerable position during an unprecedented and challenging crisis. I sponsored several bills to address COVID last session, leveraging federal CARE dollars to provide energy assistance to Colorado families and food pantry grants to help meet the increased demand. I also sponsored legislation to establish a small business loan program to provide below market rate loans via a public and private partnership. As people continue to struggle paying rents and mortgages, I’ll support ways to help people remain in their homes. And I will continue to look for ways to rebuild our economy in a more resilient and sustainable way.
I am a 5th generation Coloradoan, born and raised in Arvada, married to the same wonderful woman for 31 years, father of 3 great adult kids, received my engineering degree from CSU, registered professional civil engineer and former 2 term Jefferson County Commissioner.
Fiscal Accountability. Colorado is the only state in the Union that does not have a rainy day fund. This puts our most vulnerable at risk when a crisis hits our State. Whether it is a fire, floods, or as we are dealing with now the COVID-19 pandemic, our state government must have an emergency set aside fund to protect those vulnerable community members and not have to shut down those programs when they are needed the most. As Coloradans, we should all demand better fiscal responsibility and stewardship with our tax payer dollars by our state legislature. I will run legislation that requires our state budget process look at long term needs while setting aside funds into an emergency account so we are not dependent upon any federal program when protecting our most vulnerable Colorado citizens.
We need strong leadership in the legislature. A Leader that can put aside petty partisan politics and dig into the issues and find true answers that work for everyone. Now is not the time to increase fees and taxes to bolster up failed political programs. Now is the time to work with business not against it. To find ways to get businesses open, employees back working, and the economy back in a positive direction. We need leadership that has short term and long term plans that have been constructed with outreach and consultation with the leading health officials, scientists, community leaders, business owners, and residents in the community. It must be a plan that is conveyable to all, able to be executed, and clearly understandable. Inconclusive directives and politically motivated actions hurt all of us and should not be tolerated especially from our elected officials.
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