Principles and Priorities
Healthcare is the reason I decided to run for office: my wife and daughter depend on access to quality medical care, and we need to do more to lower costs and expand coverage.
As Coloradans, we believe in fairness – that when someone plays by the rules, they should have a fair chance to get ahead. When I ran for Congress, I spoke with many people who had tough stories coming from the Great Recession. The economic collapse hurt everybody, but the recovery has left too many people behind.
I ran to school to hug my kids the day of the Sandy Hook shooting. We need to do more to prevent these tragedies, such as instituting waiting periods and banning certain firearms.
I grew up right here in HD41, and graduated from Overland High School. Our public schools are deeply personal to me. We need more resources for our students, teachers, and classrooms.
We are facing a climate crisis. Global warming due to reliance on fossil fuels is fostering long term damage to our air, water and children’s health. As a father I want to work to mitigate or, better yet reverse, the devastating damage of climate change so my kids can grow up and have kids of their own.
As the father of a child with special needs, I see on a daily basis the disregard and exclusion that people in different situations face throughout their lives.