The 2017 regular session of the Colorado General Assembly ended on May 10. You can see a list of the bills I worked on here. This summer and fall a number of interim committees met on subjects including criminal justice reform, opioid abuse, jail crowding, education funding, and sales taxes. You can see more about those interim committees here (scroll down the page). The next regular legislative session begins on January 10, 2018.
Regardless of party affiliation, I believe we all aspire to some of the same basic things: the opportunity to get a good education; the opportunity to earn a living wage for an honest week’s work; the opportunity to provide for your family today and save a little bit for tomorrow; the opportunity to be judged solely on the content of your character, free from discrimination; the opportunity to be safe in your own community; and the opportunity to live and raise a family in a clean and healthy environment.
“Life is action and passion. It is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Those words hung on the wall in my grandmother’s house, and I looked at them often growing up. They made an impact at an early age, and I have spent most of my adult life trying to participate in the action and passion of our times in the best way I know how, and I continue to strive to do so as state representative for House District 36.