Hillary Clinton will come to the office more prepared than any other candidate in decades. Vote for Hillary Clinton for president.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has led by example and consistently demonstrated that a senator’s role is not to posture but to get things done. Re-elect Sen. Michael Bennet.
Gail Schwartz is ready to represent the 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. She has spent her lifetime working to preserve and protect Colorado’s land, water and natural resources and to build strong communities. Vote for Gail Schwartz.
HHHJoyce Rankin is the incumbent representative running for re-election to the state Board of Education. A former teacher and principal, she is the only member with K-6 experience. Vote to re-elect Joyce Rankin.
Alice Madden is running for an at-large position on the University of Colorado’s board of regents. She has been a CU student, CU Law instructor and is the current director of CU’s energy and environmental center. Vote Alice Madden for CU Regent at-large.
Barbara McLachlan is running for state representative for House District 59. She is a lifelong educator passionate about public education, women and families. Vote Barbara McLachlan for state representative.
HHHGwen Lachelt, District 2, and Julie Westendorff, District 3, are running for re-election as La Plata County commissioners. They have the knowledge and experience we need to keep the momentum and positive energy going in county government. Vote to re-elect Gwen Lachelt and Julie Westendorff.
HHHAmendment T would change Colorado’s Constitution to remove unnecessary and archaic references to slavery. Vote “yes” on Amendment T.
Amendment U would eliminate an esoteric tax in minor cases in which collection costs often exceed the revenue generated. Vote “yes” on Amendment U.
Amendment 69 would change Colorado’s constitution to create and finance a single-payer health care insurance program for all Coloradans. This is much too large an undertaking to put into the state’s constitution. Vote “no” on Amendment 69.
Amendment 70 would amend Colorado’s constitution to increase the state minimum wage from the current $8.31 to $12 per hour by 2020. Increases tend to benefit businesses and state government. Vote “yes” on Amendment 70.
Amendment 71 would amend the state constitution to make it harder to amend the state constitution. Colorado’s constitution is not the place for routine legislation better addressed in other ways. Vote “yes” on Amendment 71.
Amendment 72 amends the state constitution to increase the state tax on a pack of cigarettes from $0.84 to $2.59 and on other tobacco products from 40 percent to 62 percent. Smoking kills 5,000 Coloradans and the public incurs almost $2.9 billion in tobacco-related health care costs per year. Vote “yes” on Amendment 72.
Proposition 106, known as “medical aid-in-dying,” does what the Legislature has failed to do in two legislative sessions – give Coloradans the right to control their end-of-life decisions. Vote “yes” on proposition 106.
Proposition 107 would recreate a presidential primary in Colorado and Proposition 108 would open all primaries to unaffiliated voters. Vote “yes” on propositions 107 and 108.
HHHLa Plata County infrastructure investments now are wise and necessary. Vote “yes” for roads and bridges (1A), a new terminal at Durango-La Plata County Airport (1B), and funding for Durango School District 9-R (3A) and Bayfield School District (3B).