The economy of Colorado’s Western Slope is incredibly diverse - encompassing the outdoor recreation economy, agricultural economy, and all of the essential work that supports our thriving mountain towns. I grew up watching hard-working locals contribute to our local economy amidst growing obstacles. We know the pandemic affected everyone, but it negatively impacted our low and middle-income communities the most. These economies depend on legislation that will keep up with our changing world. Working class citizens like teachers, police officers, firefighters, and nurses need support. Working parents need support. Small businesses need support. You can continue to count on me to work for our local communities, keep jobs in the Western Slope, and increase opportunities for our working class.
SB23-001: Allows and incentivizes public-private partnerships to develop affordable housing on unused state land.
SB23-051: Establishes the Office of Future of Work (OFW) in statute, in order to ensure that Colorado has the programs and infrastructure to respond to a dynamic economy.
Promote economic diversity on the Western Slope.
Advocate for our outdoor recreation economy.
Invest in infrastructure improvements.
Sponsor regional public transportation programming so all workers can easily and affordably move around their communities.
Build relationships with small business owners.
Work to ensure all community members can afford to live in our beautiful towns.
Represent constituents and stakeholders invested in the economy.