Promote Public Safety & Back Our First Responders
Criminal justice reform has been a popular mantra in Denver lately. But well-intentioned reforms can sometimes be misguided. Criminals are not victims. Police officers are not oppressors. As state Senator, I defend our first responders, who put their lives at risk. Safe streets and neighborhoods are the first responsibility of government. And drug decriminalization has gone too far, particularly when it comes to deadly fentanyl.
Reduce The Cost Of Living
Inflation is sky high, and part of the problem lies with politicians. President Biden and Congress have enacted inflationary policies. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve has been printing money like crazy. Here in Colorado, the inflation rate is even worse than the rest of the nation, thanks in part to bad policy choices. While we cannot stop Washington, D.C. from making inflationary choices until we elect new leadership to Congress and the White House, El Paso County deserves a Senator who will work to promote more affordable energy, health care and housing right here in Colorado. That is what I aim to do.
Improve Our Schools
One of the most important policies over which the Legislature has control is education. I am passionate about promoting excellence in our public school system. Unfortunately, too many kids across Colorado are effectively trapped in underperforming schools, meaning they start life at a serious disadvantage. This is not acceptable to me.
Defend The Interests Of El Paso County
Let’s face it. With just over four Senate seats out of 35 in the entire Senate, El Paso County is greatly outnumbered. More than half of the Senators come from the Denver Metro, and they rarely have our best interests at heart. As your State Senator, I will aggressively but, diplomatically work to advance El Paso County’s interests, whether the issue is transportation funding, dispersing education dollars, or funding training for law enforcement to make our streets safe. I will never forget who I represent at the State Capitol!