Diane Mitsch Bush, District 3 Democratic Candidate, On The Record

Diane Mitsch Bush, District 3 Democratic Candidate, On The Record

Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush at her home in Steamboat Springs on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. She’s running for Congress in there state’s 3rd Congressional District against Republican Lauren Boebert. In a Congressional race that’s drawing national attention to Colorado, Democratic candidate Diane Mitsch Bush favors a move toward a green economy that she says doesn’t have to rob the region’s workers of good jobs. The former state representative from Steamboat Springs faces political newcomer Lauren Boebert of Silt in a battle to represent the state’s sprawling 3rd Congressional District, which includes most of the Western Slope and swings into Southern Colorado. Boebert, a gun-rights activist endorsed by President Donald Trump, upset five-term Congressman Scott Tipton in the Republican primary . Boebert has so far declined an interview with Colorado Matters. The Western Slope’s economy has traditionally relied heavily on fossil fuel production. Mitsch Bush said workers displaced from those industries by declining markets and the push toward clean industry will ultimately be able to move to jobs that pay as much or more. “They have skills as electricians. They have skills as sheet metal workers. That’s exactly what we need for 21st Century manufacturing in this district,” she said. One prospect in the wake of pandemic supply shortages is to bring medical manufacturing jobs to the area. “What the discussion is … in Colorado is to figure out ways to introduce more high-paying jobs, not less, that use the skills of people here so they don’t have to move […]

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