I want you to know what makes me tick, so I’ve prepared a summary of the values that guide me in my life, and will guide me as your State Senator.
1. Listen to all sides of issues I have been known as an individual who listens to many people, with many different views of any issue. I will listen to all sides of each issue, and research any previously unconsidered points of view.
2. Work for the best solution for humans Corporations rely on humans to make a profit for them. Humans do not rely on corporations for profit. With this thought in mind, I will always seek to come up with the ideas and solutions at the state level that contribute to at least one of these three concepts. I will always look for a way to balance all three, believing that to be the best solution for humans.
Best job solutions - safe, healthy, well paying employment which maximizes the individual, in compensation, satisfaction, and security of the job. People need career paths, not short term jobs.
Best education solutions - without strong public education, individuals do not thrive, and the community of Senate District 7 will not thrive. Without adequate, high quality public education, new companies will not move here, existing companies will not expand.
How will the decisions I make affect the lives of others - any decision made by a legislator must take into consideration how that decision will affect the lives, futures, health and well being of the constituents of the district they represent.
3. Work with people with divergent ideas
In the Senate, as in any other governing body, there are many of those representing various districts will have divergent wants, desires. To be a successful Senator, to represent you to the highest degree, I will promise to work with as many of these as are willing to work together to come up with the best solution. Political results, generally are the art of the possible, not the art of a dictator. To that end, I cannot have a closed mind, but an open mind, seeking the best possible solution for those I represent.
4. Value future generations
We will not be the last generation to inhabit this planet, and must assure when we legislate that the consideration of the future generations is always at the front of our minds. We must leave a place here for future generations to thrive, prosper, and succeed.
5. Base decisions on facts, not hype, pressure, or ‘beliefs’ Legislative decisions not made on fact are not good for us now, not good for future generations.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
I support Claudette , Here is why. I support Claudette for our State Senate because she is dedicated to the Grand Valleys people..she supports causes that need attention, she volunteers for community events, she has been a speaker at many meetings, events and downtown affairs. She does a lot of research , revealing the truths that no one else would have the strength to share in a Valley that needs to move forward...especially in Clean Energy. She listens and speaks for the people living here. She is an excellent voice for our high standard of living here on the Western Slope. She also respects the Native Americans, which I think is the 'grassrooting' of it all. She will be an excellent senator for our district 7. Claudette has my vote ! We will move forward with Claudette.
I support Claudette: Who is her opponent? He does not dare appear. He is too comfortable in his chamber supported position. He does nothing for the majority of us.
I support Claudette , Here is why. I am all for dumping Ray Scott. Udall told us in an ad that he was not against voting "across the aisle." I want to know if your intent is to vote on party lines. Hell if you are gonna do that why not stay w/Scott?
I support Claudette , Here is why. We need more common sense leadership in this County, and Claudette fits the bill!