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Colorado US House District 7

As per the Constitution, the U.S. House of Representatives makes and passes federal laws. The House is one of Congress's two chambers (the other is the U.S. Senate) and part of the federal government's legislative branch.The House has several powers assigned exclusively to it, including the power to initiate revenue bills, impeach federal officials, and elect the President in the case of an electoral college tie. Among other duties, representatives introduce bills and resolutions, offer amendments and serve on committees.Also referred to as a congressman or congresswoman, each representative is elected to a two-year term serving the people of a specific congressional district.

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    Ken Biles

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    Steve Zorn

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What is your number one priority and why?

What measures would you favor to build and protect the economy, if any? What factors go into your decision making?

What national service and/or employment effort, if any, do you favor that would bring people back to work and assist business growth? 

Background 30 years working in I.T. in the Financial Industry.
Contact phone 720-515-8289
Twitter @Ken4Colorado
To disrupt Congress.

Congress has for too long, worked for their own benefit, or the benefit of Lobbyists. It's long past time to return Congress to benefiting the people. The only way to do this, is through disruption. I am a disrupting factor.

I plan to get term limits for Congress passed, by embarrassing them into passing it. I plan to get cheap healthcare, by taking the decision making away from the insurance companies and giving it back to the people.

Yes, the rest of Congress is going to HATE me.
Government should get out of the economy. Who do you think has screwed it up to the point of where we are now? Government has no concept of how to deal with money, just look at how they deal with currency now! They create it out of debt, then spend 100x the amount available.

How long do you think that can last?

We are going into a Depression. There is nothing that can stop that now. The Keynesians have printed the dollar into worthlessness. It now becomes an issue of what to do AFTER everything falls apart. Do you think the current government can rebuild in any way that will actually work?

I don't.
Can you name even a single department, program or service that the government has ever created, that actually works the way it was supposed to?

The Government does not create anything, except bureaucracy. The Private Sector creates jobs. The Government should step aside and let them. Only through actual growth of production, not currency printing, will the economy ever actually be fixed. The Government cannot grow productivity, they've never been productive in their lives.

It's not going to be easy. In fact, it's going to be damn painful, but anyone who tells you differently is just trying to get your vote.
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Background I'm a lifelong resident of Jefferson County and a proud graduate of Colorado's public schools. Since being first elected to Congress, I've worked hard to improve the quality of life for hardworking Coloradans. I have a proven record of working across the aisle to get things done for Colorado.
Contact phone 303-459-4729
Twitter @ed4colorado
My top priority is keeping our communities safe from COVID-19 and helping our economy recover from this pandemic by safely getting people back to work.
I believe congress’s number one priority right now in fighting the pandemic is to pass relief measures for hardworking folks and stimulate the economy. This means significant investments in state and local governments, rebuilding our infrastructure, raising the minimum wage, expanding access to skills training and apprenticeships, increasing the ability of workers to collectively bargain, paid family leave, pay equity, overtime protections and much more. We need to renew our promise to our seniors by protecting Social Security and Medicare for generations to come.
The Senate should pass the infrastructure package the House passed this summer that would put people to work rebuilding our roads, bridges, electrical grids, broadband, and water infrastructure. In addition, I’m a strong supporter of our national service programs like the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and Senior Corps and believe they should be expanded to help our communities.
Background - Gulf War veteran honorably served over 14 years in the U.S.A.F as a Weapons and Communication Specialist -100% un-hyphenated American - Business owner, Trainer and HR Consultant - 6 SIGMA Change Agent, Financial Services - Author, Speaker and Radio Show Host - Community Advocate & Problem Solver
Antecedentes I am a 100% unhyphenated American
Contact phone 720-609-6177
My number one priority is Law & Order. The citizens of DC7 deserve to feel safe and secure in their own neighborhoods as well as throughout Colorado. As anarchists mindlessly tear up our cities, I recognize and honor those who work in good faith toward peace, justice and equality. I will never turn a blind eye to unjust acts. And neither will I accept an all-out assault on our community or equal rights. As such, I have been formally endorsed by the Denver Police Protective Association. Do we want a society that breathes success; or one that cancels everything it even slightly disagrees with? Politics of identity, cancellation and mob rule are not for me. I trust you to think for yourself and pursue your American Dream, however you see fit. I encourage every citizen to examine the character of each candidate and what their position on the political spectrum represents. Then you decide by Voting Your Values.
Our country is experiencing something we never envisioned. This election is about the promise of America – you and me; our challenges and heartbreaks; hopes and dreams. It’s about our values as Americans and as human beings. America is a story that’s a work in progress. Now is the time to build on that progress, and make America even freer, fairer, and better for everyone.

I am Pro-American, Free-Market and Values-based platform. I will be fighting to empower the Family, Finances and Future of the good citizens of CD7 in the great state of Colorado. Central to my economic agenda is a commitment to revive jobs and industry here in Colorado. I will support cutting job-killing regulations and unfair trade deals that have driven American businesses out of our state and country. We want to make it easier for businesses to open up in Colorado, and to encourage, not punish, American innovators. I also believe in cutting taxes for hardworking families and a smarter, simpler tax code.
The best jobs program is economic growth. We do not offer yet another made-in-Washington package of subsidies and spending to create temporary or artificial jobs. We want much more than that. We want a roaring job market to match a roaring economy. When elected, I will pursue opening our economy and free market policies that are the surest way to boost employment and create job growth and economic prosperity for all.
Background Steve Zorn believes in the power of bold, inclusive reform to root out corruption in government and put power in the hands of the people.
Steve Zorn's number one priority is to return ownership of our currency to the people and control of the money supply to Congress. A decentralized currency that is owned by the people and not the state is the most important tool that we have in the struggle for human rights around the world today.
Steve Zorn believes intellectual property law and patent law reform are paramount in building the economy of the future with decentralized currency. Recycling needs to be prioritized to match future manufacturing technology and localize supply chains. Its imperative that we stop the siphon of wealth to the parasite class. We have the resources to provide a baseline safety net for all citizens and should do so.
Steve Zorn supports efforts that allow workers to own the means of production. This includes establishing data as a property right for individuals which enables them to share in the economic value generated as a result of their ownership. Decentralization is a key component in creating adaptable skill training for the workforce of a quickly changing future. Supporting open source sharing allows for small business growth and local economic development.