That’s been a theme of mine for many years. Verifiable by how often the topic came up in the weekly “Commissioner’s Comments”, afforded to me by the Fountain Valley News.
Those columns document my fight against an overreaching federal bureaucracy, my respect and admiration for our service members and veterans. The importance of a limited government. They chronical trips to Washington D.C, and Denver to develop policy, meet with our representatives and testify in committees.
They also shed light on the tough choices that had to be made when revenue was declining, employees were laid off, services were reduced and every dollar was pulled many different ways by constitutional mandates and citizens’ need for essential services.
Serving in the Colorado State Senate will likely be much different than my years as a county commissioner but some things won’t change, one is my fundamental belief in More Personal Responsibility and Less Government, another is Never Forgetting I Am Accountable to the Citizens That Elected Me.
I hope to win your support and your vote, it will be an honor to serve you.
God bless you and your family.
Candidate for CO Senate 2
A proud family man married to Kathy with 5 children and 11 grandchildren, Dennis makes his home in the town of Fountain and is a 35-year resident of Colorado. Dennis grew up working on local farms, ranches and logging in rural Oregon. He has been a business owner most of his adult life and signed both sides of a paycheck. He understands that a balanced budget is only part of the equation, prioritizing those funds is equally important.
Leadership for Colorado
Dennis’s style of quiet determined leadership has been recognized by his peers as they elected him to serve as Chairman for over 6 of his 12 years as county commissioner. Recognizing that a single vote accomplishes little, Dennis is able to affect true change by collaborating with like-minded people and remembering “a person can accomplish much if you don’t care who gets the credit”.
Dennis recognizes that every dollar in the government coffers came from the pockets of private citizens. While “the state doesn’t have a revenue problem but a spending problem” is a great applause line – and totally true – previous experience as an elected official has taught Dennis that voter and federal mandates reduce options. Resourcefulness and collaboration will be required to properly fund responsibilities that truly belong to the government.
Dennis’s Christian faith has been an integral part of his life since youth. Unapologetic of his relationship with his Savior, Jesus Christ, Dennis is solid in his pro-life stance with respect for all human life from conception to natural death. He counts it a privilege to have participated in four trips to foreign countries to construct buildings for local pastors.
Instrumental in making major interchange improvements at Fort Carson gates on Highways 25, 115 and 83 top transportation priorities, securing funding for access improvements to Fort Carson. In partnership with Fort Carson purchased buffer zone property from willing sellers along western boundary next to live fire area. As a County Commissioner, provided support to County Veterans Office beyond state requirements to make it the most robust in the state. Served on Chamber’s Military Affairs Council. Worked with federal, state and local officials to site veterans cemetery in southern Colorado.