His other priorities include preventing gun violence, combatting the effects of climate change, ensuring small businesses are able to thrive, and fighting for a bold investment in America’s infrastructure. Amendment 77, Local Voter Approval of Gaming Limits in Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek Trump’s biggest achievement as president was forcing through a massive tax cut that overwhelmingly favored the wealthiest Americans, making the nation’s historic income-disparity problem even worse. As vice chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, he has supported requiring universal background checks and reinstating the federal ban on assault weapons. On the immediate front, Biden has proposed a national crisis response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Crow’s district is the most diverse in Colorado, with 1 in 5 residents being born outside the United States; Crow has said this is what makes his community such a special place to live. Evidence abounds showing that Trump never disassociated himself from his businesses and has used his office for personal enrichment. Your location has several house districts. Baca grew up in Brighton and graduated from Brighton High School. Proposition EE, Cigarette, Tobacco and Nicotine Products Tax As she puts it, “Caring about children means caring about their families.” Joe Biden is one of the nation’s most experienced public servants, having served as a U.S. senator from Delaware for 36 years and the U.S. vice president for eight years. Joe Biden is one of the nation’s most experienced public servants, having served as a U.S. senator from Delaware for 36 years and the U.S. vice president for eight years. This has provided residents with incredible job opportunities while forming a solid base for future economic growth. Under the rule, an abortion after 22 weeks would only be permitted in an immediate life-threatening emergency with no exceptions for rape, incest, a lethal fetal diagnosis, or the health or medical needs of the patient. He has served as outreach director of the Libertarian Party of Colorado and Arapahoe County. Policy stances other than those that align with the Libertarian Party are not widely known. She flatly says the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) must be fixed in favor of a fair tax system. Maria-Vittoria “Guigi” Carminati is a fearless advocate for women and marginalized communities, including survivors of police brutality and domestic violence. Henry is the recommended candidate in this race. McCorkle is also an unabashed environmentalist who intends to fight for a Green New Deal not just to address the existential threat of climate change and rapidly transition energy production but to reinvest in rural America and create thousands of good-paying jobs in his district. Alamosa County District 3. Also vying for the seat is Martín Mendez, an Adams County Republican activist. He is also a powerful advocate for veterans. It also permits charitable organizations to hire staff to manage gaming activities. The state is currently facing billions of dollars in budget shortfalls due to economic contraction from the COVID-19 pandemic, and this tax cut would have to be paid for by cuts to education, public safety, health care, and transportation to the tune of over $200 million in just the first year. She faces Republican Richard Murray and the Unity Party’s Robert Worthey. Trudi Kretsinger. Her opponent, Nancy Pallozzi, is a small business owner in Lakewood and has no experience for the school board that compares with Esser’s. Particularly as everyone is making adjustments to COVID-19 guidelines and the economy is sliding, she recognizes that working-class women — particularly Black and Brown women — are taking big hits and cannot be left behind. 1 53% Helen Sigmond-D, Dist. She has also been a strong advocate for public education, particularly fair and equitable funding for schools in all neighborhoods. Colorado has been carried by the winner of the nationwide popular vote in every presidential election since 2004, and the compact would end the unequal valuation of American votes in presidential elections. The city of Aurora is partly in Adams County. Neither Pallozzi’s social media nor her website say much if anything at all about education or ideas about what she’d do in office, although the one-time middle-school PTA president does have a lot of right-wing thoughts. Priola is a longtime state politician in Adams County, having previously served as the state representative for District 56 before being elected to the state senate in 2016. She has served in this role since 2013; before that, Henry served as the mayor pro tem and a city council member for the city of Thornton. Employers that offer paid leave benefits equivalent to the state plan may opt out and keep their plans. The Colorado National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Referendum (Proposition 113) would affirm the Colorado General Assembly’s passage of Senate Bill 19-042, which entered Colorado into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact to ensure Colorado's Electoral College votes are awarded to the winner of the nationwide popular vote in presidential elections. His legal career has been marred by numerous ethical scandals, including compromising a case against Republican donors and declining to prosecute a sexual assault, instead blaming the victim. If elected president, Biden has pledged to work to reverse the damage from the last four years of partisan obstruction and executive branch policies solely benefiting the wealthy and well-connected. A mother and a former public school teacher, her platform emphasizes accessibility in higher education, opportunity, affordability, and inclusivity. Not in Adams County? Large businesses and people with incomes over half a million dollars per year will receive 70% of the benefit from this tax reduction. His challenger this year is James Treibert, a Unity Party candidate. The proposed measure would also change the distribution of gaming tax funds for community colleges to prioritize student retention and credit completion. As the majority co-whip of the Democratic caucus, Benavidez has proven to be a leader with progressive values who deserves reelection. RACES; Traverse County Soil and Water 1 - 11/3/2020: Traverse County Soil and Water 2 - 11/3/2020: Traverse County Soil and Water 4 - 11/3/2020: CA State Assembly 79 - Special Election - 3/30/2021 Treibert filed to run in May, but a post on his Twitter account at the end of August said he is still working on a campaign platform. Lynn Baca is running for election to represent District 5 as its commissioner. Arapahoe County District 1. His main priority since taking office has been improving opportunities for the area by way of fighting to make sure good jobs remain at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden and ensuring the completion of the VA Medical Center in Aurora for the benefit of veterans in the Rocky Mountain region. In order to get Big Money out of politics, he supports a publicly funded, transparent system of campaign financing and wants to see the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling overturned to limit the influence of special interest groups that are buying much of our governmental leadership. Since then, however, Gardner has fully embraced Trump and was one of the first senators to endorse Trump’s reelection. Full text on the ballot: Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution and a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning voter-approved changes to limited gaming, and, in connection therewith, allowing the voters of Central City, Black Hawk, and Cripple Creek, for their individual cities, to approve other games in addition to those currently allowed and increase a maximum single bet to any amount; and allowing gaming tax revenue to be used for support services to improve student retention and credential completion by students enrolled in community colleges? The Colorado Tobacco and E-Cigarette Tax Increase for Health and Education Programs Measure (Proposition EE) would close a tax loophole on vaping products that currently leaves these products untaxed in Colorado, bringing the tax in line with other tobacco products. The Gallagher Amendment Repeal and Property Tax Assessment Rates Measure (Amendment B) would repeal the Gallagher Amendment of 1982, which fixed residential and business property tax rates at 45% residential and 55% business. From his earliest votes in Congress, Gardner has consistently sought to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Once a foster child himself, Tedesco championed the creation of Homes for Hope, an innovative program that provides emergency foster care for Adams County children. Employers that offer paid leave benefits equivalent to the state plan may opt out and keep their plans. She has a strong recommendation. As vice president, Biden oversaw the implementation of one of the largest economic recovery plans in American history in 2009, saving the American automobile industry and millions of American jobs in all sectors of the economy. Full text on the ballot: Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning prohibiting an abortion when the probable gestational age of the fetus is at least twenty-two weeks, and, in connection therewith, making it a misdemeanor punishable by a fine to perform or attempt to perform a prohibited abortion, except when the abortion is immediately required to save the life of the pregnant woman when her life is physically threatened, but not solely by a psychological or emotional condition; defining terms related to the measure including “probable gestational age” and “abortion,” and excepting from the definition of “abortion” medical procedures relating to miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy; specifying that a woman on whom an abortion is performed may not be charged with a crime in relation to a prohibited abortion; and requiring the Colorado medical board to suspend for at least three years the license of a licensee whom the board finds performed or attempted to perform a prohibited abortion? The first bill he sponsored, the End Dark Money Act, would prevent mega-donors from being able to hide their political contributions. The Charitable Bingo and Raffles Amendment (Amendment C) reduces the time period a charitable organization must exist before receiving a charitable gaming license from five years to three years. The Decrease Income Tax Rate from 4.63% to 4.55% Initiative (Proposition 116) would reduce the state income tax rate for individuals and corporations, resulting in state budget cuts of over $150 million per year, forever. The revenue from this measure would provide $375 million to public schools over the next three years to offset budget cuts from COVID-19, with $90 million specifically going to rural school districts. Additionally, Amendment 77 would allow voters to approve games other than those currently allowed by Colorado law; currently allowed games in Colorado casinos include blackjack, craps, poker, roulette, and slot machines. He is “100% pro-life and supports President Trump’s effort to defund Planned Parenthood.” He is against “red flag” laws that keep guns away from domestic abusers and suspected violent criminals. We think voters should not vote for Murray. Specifically in this session, she worked to improve the protection against air toxics emissions and also sponsored the bill to replace Columbus Day with Frances Xavier Cabrini Day, making Colorado the first state to name a state holiday after a woman. She is running against Republican incumbent State Rep. Rod Bockenfeld, who was elected in 2019. Full text on the ballot: Without increasing property tax rates, to help preserve funding for local districts that provide fire protection, police, ambulance, hospital, kindergarten through twelfth grade education, and other services, and to avoid automatic mill levy increases, shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution to repeal the requirement that the general assembly periodically change the residential assessment rate in order to maintain the statewide proportion of residential property as compared to all other taxable property valued for property tax purposes and repeal the nonresidential property tax assessment rate of twenty-nine percent? In 2011, she was elected to the Brighton City Council and just earlier this year completed the maximum two terms. Also on the ballot is Jason Chapman, a Libertarian. McCorkle is also an unabashed environmentalist who intends to fight for a Green New Deal not just to address the existential threat of climate change and rapidly transition energy production but to reinvest in rural America and create thousands of good-paying jobs in his district. Incumbent State Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet is an acclaimed author and co-founder of the Journey Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to storytelling and empowering unheard voices. MOTION TO APPROVE AGENDA with removing agenda items 7A7 and 7A8 Moved by Steve O'Dorisio, seconded by Charles "Chaz" Tedesco, unanimously carried. Buck also voted in favor of the 2017 tax reform bill, which heavily favored the wealthy and corporations while increasing tax burdens on the middle class. During the Obama/Biden administration, the United States made significant progress toward a clean energy economy and provided health coverage to millions of Americans via the passage of the Affordable Care Act — a law Biden has vowed to expand and improve. Ilana Spiegel is a highly experienced and well-respected grassroots organizer, columnist, and public education advocate. We suggest voting for Perlmutter. Lynn Baca is running for election to represent District 5 as its commissioner. This Response & Recovery Team is championed by Adams County District 2 Commissioner Charles “Chaz” Tedesco, who is responsible for removing barriers, ensuring resources are available, and aligning policy to improve the strategic area. Incumbent State Rep. Shannon Bird is seeking a second term representing District 35. The margins were larger in the other races. Mendez seems to have no other ideas, which is all the more reason to reelect Moreno. Jimmy Alamia, Charles “Chaz” Tedesco, and Barry Krall have been working together in the digital space for more than a decade. It’s not enough for children to be safe, they must also feel safe. As the only nurse in the Colorado General Assembly, incumbent State Rep. Kyle Mullica has been on the “frontlines of the coronavirus fight” both via his role as a legislator and as an EMT and nurse. Reintroducing gray wolves in Colorado would restore an unbroken connection of protected wolf populations from Canada to Mexico. He faces incumbent U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in this election. Proposition 117 is confusing and poorly written and will lead to years of lawsuits, unintended consequences, and future cuts in education, transportation, and health care. Maintaining the Gallagher Amendment’s ratio of residential to business property tax has forced the state to step in with dwindling general fund revenue, causing budget cuts to critical services and an overall proportional reduction in total education funding over time. Biden supports a $15-per-hour minimum wage and 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave for all workers. – Commissioner Charles “Chaz” Tedesco. Her main challenger is Republican candidate Tony Caputo. Priola is a longtime state politician in Adams County, having previously served as the state representative for District 56 before being elected to the state senate in 2016. On top of all of that, he also spreads a lot of disinformation and pro-Trump propaganda. In that time, he has shown progressive voters that he will not represent them well. She wants to find a way to provide health care for all, something that’s imperative for everyday families. He supports protecting DREAMers and passing comprehensive immigration reform and has called for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to end its contracts with private prison companies. Henry, who grew up and then raised her children in Adams County, understands personally what it can be like for families during hard economic times. After graduating from Northglenn High School, Tedesco served six years in the U.S. Navy. Click here to choose your customized guide. He has helped build stronger support systems for marginalized and underserved populations and created unique and affordable housing opportunities for residents of Adams County. Partnership and Community Meetings and all other exciting special events. She wants to find a way to provide health care for all, something that’s imperative for everyday families. Since he has been in Congress, Buck has toed the party’s extreme right-wing line. Click here to choose your customized guide. To help working individuals and families, Bird sponsored bills this term easing credential and licensing transferability in fields ranging from electricians to midwives and another on extending workforce development programs. She has served in this role since 2013; before that, Henry served as the mayor pro tem and a city council member for the city of Thornton. His platform is that of the generic conservative Republican these days, which goes along with his parachute campaign style. After serving honorably in the United States Navy, Commissioner Tedesco honed his craft as a Master Mechanic for 23 years. He seems to have no published policy positions or public statements reflecting what he would do once he’s in office. Adams County buildings - including the Government Center, Human Services Center, and Motor Vehicle locations - are now open Tuesday-Friday, 7 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. She has longstanding experience in business, financial negotiations, and local government. He is the preferred candidate in this race. Ike McCorkle is challenging the Republican incumbent for Colorado’s 4th Congressional District. His only full-fledged position on his website is being against vaccinations. Encompassing nine cities and towns, Adams County's mission is " To responsibly serve the Adams County community with integrity and innovation". Under the rule, an abortion after 22 weeks would only be permitted in an immediate life-threatening emergency with no exceptions for rape, incest, a lethal fetal diagnosis, or the health or medical needs of the patient. Like several other Republicans this fall, he has the reputation of being a bipartisan legislator except on certain issues that really matter when it comes down to daily life. Adams County District 2 (Incumbent) Lynn Baca. This measure is intended to relieve downward pressure on local public school funding across the state through the repeal of the current property tax assessment formula. Jimmy and Chaz are the techie marketing gurus, and Barry is the seasoned sales leader. Director Tedesco requested that the frequency of the remaining Board meetings in 2019 be discussed at the January 30, 2019 meeting. Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below congressional districts on your ballot. His website boasts his support for quite a backwards agenda. Adams County Commissioner Charles “Chaz” Tedesco is running for reelection in District 2, a role he’s held since 2013. Crow’s district is the most diverse in Colorado, with 1 in 5 residents being born outside the United States; Crow has said this is what makes his community such a special place to live. As of the start of September, he appeared to have not spoken to the media or even created a website or social media pages explaining his campaign or his personal policy positions. A mother and a former public school teacher, her platform emphasizes accessibility in higher education, opportunity, affordability, and inclusivity. Gutierrez’s public reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health orders has been deeply concerning. Full text on the ballot: Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes requiring statewide voter approval at the next even-year election of any newly created or qualified state enterprise that is exempt from the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado constitution, if the projected or actual combined revenue from fees and surcharges of the enterprise, and all other enterprises created within the last five years that serve primarily the same purpose, is greater than $100 million within the first five fiscal years of the creation or qualification of the new enterprise? 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