Colorado State House District 45 candidate Q&A

Colorado State House District 45 candidate Q&A

0 Why are you seeking public office? It’s time for Douglas County to have a representative who is more inclusive. I’m heartbroken at the provocative anti-LGBTQ+ legislation introduced by the current representative. I’m a second amendment supporter, gun owner and sport shooter who believes in common sense gun legislation. What will your top three priorities be if elected? 1- Providing resources to combat COVID using science and data. 2- Dismantle TABOR 3- Address Education needs such as funding, class size and teacher evaluations. Do you support some type of public option health insurance or Medicare for All at the state level? If so, which and why? If not, why not? Access to medical care, including physical, mental and women’s healthcare are a human right. This would enable every resident, especially children to enjoy a happier, healthy and productive life. Have your views on policing and racism in Colorado changed this year? If so, how? Recent events prove the police are grossly mishandling incidents involving people of color. Racism and bias were always suspected, but this year we have irrefutable proof of that from across the country. I’m particularly disturbed by the image of a black family being made to lie on the hot asphalt during a “stolen car” investigation in Aurora. I can’t imagine the same happening to a white family. And that’s the glaring difference. Do you place a greater importance on addressing climate change or preserving Colorado’s oil and gas industry? What steps would you take on […]

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