Schwartz makes 3rd Congressional contest competitive with Tipton, Kent

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Schwartz makes 3rd Congressional contest competitive with Tipton, Kent

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Scott Tipton

Age: 59


Residence: Cortez


Education: Fort Lewis College


Political Background: Incumbent representative for the 3rd Congressional District; former state representative


Occupation: Started Mesa Verde Indian Pottery in Cortez


Family: Wife, Jean; two daughters; granddaughter


Top Issue: Jobs and the economy


Rural Colorado: Holding the EPA accountable, reducing regulations


Abortion: Opposes abortion except in cases of rape, incest and risk to the mother’s life


Immigration: Secure the borders


Health Care Reform: Increase competition to lower spiking premiums in rural Colorado


Marijuana: Protect Colorado’s right to legalization


Gun Control: Ardent supporter of Second Amendment


Gold King Mine Fallout: Hold EPA to water monitoring; pass Good Samaritan legislation


Iran: Opposes nuclear deal and payments


Education: Offer greater local control and fewer nationalized standards

Gail Schwartz

Age: 67


Residence: Crested Butte


Education: Bachelor of Science, University of Colorado, Business


POLITICAL BACKGROUND: Former state senator; appointed to Colorado Commission on Higher Education, 1995; elected to CU Board of Regents representing the 3rd Congressional District, 2000; vice chairwoman for last two years of six-year term


Occupation: Market analyst


Family: Husband, Alan Schwartz, three daughters, two grandchildren


Top Issue: Health care reform; public lands; immigration


RURAL COLORADO: Address stagnant economy; fix increasing health insurance costs; expand broadband development


Abortion: Defends a woman’s right to choose


Immigration: Supports a path to citizenship and reforming temporary work visa program


HEALTH CARE REFORM: Supports a public health insurance option


Marijuana: Supports recreational legalization and hemp expansion


Gun Control: Supports expanded background checks


Gold King Mine Fallout: Address abandoned mines; support EPA regulations; reform Mining Act of 1872, including assessing royalties and fees


Iran: Supports nuclear deal in the sense that diplomacy is better than military action


Education: Lower interest rates on loans; find ways to underwrite post-secondary education; says Common Core is too prescriptive; supports state standards

Gaylon Kent

Age: 50


Residence: Hayden


Education: High school diploma


Political Background: Libertarian candidate U.S. Senate in 2014; lost Libertarian primary in Congressional District 3 in 2012


Occupation: Supervises the front desk at a time share in Steamboat Springs; works a couple shifts a week at Wal-Mart


Family: Wife, Marian


Top Issue: Peace


RURAL COLORADO: Fix stagnant economy with low taxes and a free market

Abortion: Government should not prohibit, regulate or approve it


Immigration: Secure borders; no citizenship for undocumented immigrants


Health Care Reform: Doctors and health insurers should have access to the free market


MARIJUANA: Full legalization without taxation


Gun Control: Supports Second Amendment without qualification or restriction


Gold King Mine Fallout: Cannot “intelligently” talk about the issue


Iran: Leave other nations alone, including Iran


Education: The federal government must get out of education

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