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Colorado State House District 57

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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    Colin Wilhelm
    (D)

  • Perry Will
    (R)

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 My name is Colin Wilhelm and I am a Democratic Candidate for District 57 of the Colorado State House of Representatives
Antecedentes Mi nombre es Colin Wilhelm y soy un candidato demócrata para el Distrito 57 de la Cámara de Representantes del Estado de Colorado.
Dirección postal P.O. Box 176 Glenwood Springs CO 81601
Contact phone 970-9301209
Teléfono 970-9301209
We need to get teacher's a higher pay and higher amount of financial support.

When I get to Denver one year from now, I will immediately begin to draft legislation raise teacher pay. My legislation will create a committee which will have 1 year to bring proposals that will disentangle teacher funding from its current web, and raise the minimum full-time teacher salary from its current level of $29,000.00 to $52,000.00. This committee will create a state fund to make up the district difference over a period of 10 years during which time each district will be charged with figuring out a plan to self-fund the new teacher pay standards or to work with the State on an individual district basis to fund their teacher salary standards moving forward.

1 We have to keep the number of new cases of the disease down. That means social distancing has to continue, and wearing of masks to keep from potential transmission. 2 There needs to be widespread testing 3 We have to make sure that our hospitals and health care system are ready for flare-ups of the disease that may occur when economic activity expands again. Reopening the right way will still not be completely safe. 4 We must revisit the idea of business economic support from the State during the winter months. We must set up grant programs and other potential measures that will protect those restaurants in the upcoming winter months due to these social distancing measures. 5 We need to start recognizing large capital projects, including those that CDOT has previously marked as necessary over the next few years. We need to put some of these programs on the front burner and get to work on these projects in the next few months, this will provide us with jobs and an economic boost.
Background My bio consists of growing up farming and ranching, love of the outdoors, a BS wildlife degree, 40 plus years as a Game Warden, Biologist and Supervisor for DOW and then CPW. State representative for 2 years. Incumbent for House District 57
Antecedentes I grew up in a small town, attended a high school of less than 200 students, had almost my entire family close due to all in agricultural business, virtually raised by a village of parents, aunts, uncles and grand parents. Strong affinity to the outdoors and chose a career in Wildlife Management.
Dirección postal 3400 County Road 312 New Castle, CO 81647
Contact phone 970-984-9292P
My number one priority is economic development in rural Colorado, creating and protecting jobs in my House District. We need people back to work, people need to make a living wage and have job security, you hear so much about health care coverage and making it affordable. You have to have a strong economy in these rural areas of Colorado and have people working to afford health care, plus we need to take care of our health care facilities (Hospitals, Clinics etc.) because it doesn't matter how good of health care coverage you have if you don't have the facilities to treat them! It all hinges on people being employed, need to take care of small businesses so they can provide the jobs needed in these communities. I am a strong advocate for agriculture and protecting West Slope water, maintaining our way of life and heritage. I feel strongly about personal responsibility, free enterprise, smaller government, and fiscal responsibility. I promise honest, strong, determined leadership.
The simplest and best way is to get people back to work, reduce red tape and regulation on small businesses, we need to open back up our economies in a smart and strategic way. Promote new business opportunities and work toward a diversified energy plan, it can't all be renewables at the expense of fossil fuels, renewables will not run the grid or heat our homes and businesses. We need to promote new energy sources but not at the expense of coal and natural gas, coal and natural gas keeps the lights on and that is fact. We need to move toward more renewables but not kill our communities and jobs at the same time. Recent policy coming from the legislature and Governor is not helpful to the counties I represent. It seems there is a war on rural Colorado economies from Government overreach. I will advocate for local control from elected officials to govern our counties and municipalities, blanket Executive Orders don't work and can hurt local economies.