Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Colorado House of Representatives District 55— Damon Davis (D) and Rick Taggart (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 are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?
- “I will fight for affordable housing. I addition to affordable rentals, we need to build affordable starter homes by removing barriers to higher density, lower cost housing, and funding the development of such housing if necessary.”
- “I will fight for worker rights and policies that will put more money in worker’s pockets and less stress on their lives. This includes strengthening unions to put workers on an even footing with companies, and better enforcing existing worker protections.”
- “I will fight for more affordable higher education, including reducing in-state tuition rates for state colleges and promoting affordable vocational training for those who want to enter the trades.”
- “Fiscal Conservative- as an entrepreneur and life long business leader I know what it means to keep expenses down, prioritize investments and grow revenue. As an elected official, I believe in the principles of Tabor and i have a consistent record in defending it. Voters deserve the opportunity to weigh in on any tax increase.”
- “Students of Western Colorado deserve a more equitable funding mechanism for Districts like ours. District 51 is always underfunded and I want to do something about this. Parents should be empowered to make choices when it comes to educating their children.”
- “The primary role of government is keeping people safe. Colorado is demonstrably less safe than we were four years ago. As an elected official I have prioritized public safety and helped develop a financial plan to hire more police officers and firefighters. Municipalities can only do so much on this front it also needs to be a priority of the state.”
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