Colorado State House District 58
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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What is your number one priority and why?
How will you address the economic crisis that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic?
I owned and published The Watch newspaper for twenty years, covering San Miguel, Ouray and Montrose counties.
To stand proudly and strongly against the outdated Republican philosophy of radically limited government, by supporting affordable health care for all, increased funding for public education at all levels, the strongest possible environmental protections, and by taking measures to reduce income inequality, including robust public services. Our government's failure over the last thirty years to aggressively address these four major issues has deeply impoverished our society, reduced our quality of life, and contributed to the crippling social divisions we are now experiencing. The COVID crisis has revealed the extent of these problems, which we have papered over for several generations.
We have no choice but to drastically reduce government spending in the short run, focusing government resources on pandemic control measures and emergency relief to people out of work. But we will have to increase taxes on those who can afford to pay more when the crisis abates so that we can address the social problems -- of unaffordable health care and inequality -- that the pandemic has exposed. In Colorado, this means we must repeal the Gallagher and TABOR amendments to allow the state to modernize and rationalize its systems of taxation. In addition, the Colorado income tax should no longer be pegged to the federal income tax rate, but should be set at levels to meet Colorado's needs.
Farmer, businessman, and water management.
The 58th District is natural resource rich. Our economy is based on natural resources: water, lumber, mining, farming, and tourism. Protecting and utilizing these resources is my priority.
I will support legislation that protects small businesses and enhances opportunities to open our economy as quickly as possible.
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