Colorado State House District 44
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.
What is your number one priority and why?
How will you address the economic crisis that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic?
Getting the government out of where it doesn't belong.
I believe in a phased re-opening as cases drop. In order to reduce financial burden on families, I believe we need to cut both taxation at the state level, as well as reducing government spending in non-essential areas.
Three terms in the State House including 2 years on the Joint Budget Committee, legislative aide, teacher, editor
A balanced budget is essential, and a required duty of the legislature each year. I serve on the Joint Budget Committee, a huge responsibility during a year with decreased revenue forecasts.
As one of the six members of the Joint Budget Committee, I'm familiar with the entire state budget and continue to receive quarterly economic forecasts. Colorado citizens that have lost their jobs and suffered from their businesses being shut down should not have to deal with an increased tax burden at the same time - which means we need to decrease state spending. Overall, we need to find efficiencies and remove duplicative programs that exist in state government.
B.A in political science and international relations from U.C. Santa Barbara, worked for non-profit NGOs in Washington D.C., author of books, editor of MOM Magazine, and mother of three children.
Helping Colorado citizens rebound from the economic and social pressures placed on both our state and our citizens due to the COVID-19 virus is my present number one priority. The state now has budget deficits projected at $3.3 billion dollars, this will impact our programs that relate to education, transportation, health care, public safety, and the environment. Everything has been impacted. Legislators will have to make hard decisions on how to balance spending to meet the needs of our citizens, our schools, and our local businesses in a way that is fiscally responsible.
Supporting our local businesses with legislation that helps them to recover is a must. Local businesses drive state revenue, are an important factor in our citizens quality of life, and they have often been a large part of the support for local non-profits like food banks, churches, or community outreach organizations.
For the citizens and businesses I would support the recent bill for a Colorado coronavirus relief package. Colorado Democrats just unveiled a broad package of coronavirus relief legislation that includes rent and mortgage assistance, expanded unemployment benefits, and small business loans and grants. I would support that bill. I will also support any other bills that make sense, meaning they will be impactful, and that I believe we get the best return for what we invest. Lastly, Colorado should focus on bringing new business to the state, especially in areas that are growing such as green energy, and technology.
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