Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Colorado House of Representatives District 24—incumbent Lindsey Daugherty (D) and Bill Patterson (R)— completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
Eighty-eight of the country’s 99 state legislative chambers will hold regularly scheduled elections in 2022. The Democratic Party controls both chambers of Colorado’s state legislature. Colorado is one of 14 states with a Democratic trifecta.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“I am very passionate in the areas of investing in public education, creating jobs to ensure Colorado is an affordable place for families to thrive, and reforming the juvenile criminal justice system. I believe that a strong economy starts with strong public education. This means equipping students for the 21st century economy, having well-paid and well-trained teachers, and increasing access to affordable college. As someone who grew up with two generations of educators, I understand the importance of schools for our entire state.”
“CRIME: Arvada is experiencing a terrible crime wave induced, in part, by very bad state legislation regarding fentanyl, reducing the severity of crimes and hostility to the police. This must be reversed. Increase Affordability through permanent reduction in fees and regulations. Fees and regulations are a hidden tax. The Democrat controlled state legislature and governorship cynically reduced fees for 1 year and expires AFTER the November 2022 election. The Democrat governor also cynically brought forward TABOR refunds (which is our money) to be delivered just before ballots arrive at the voters’ homes.”
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