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Curry’s pledge

Dear Editor:

With the election coming up soon, I thought it would be helpful for the voters to hear from me regarding my campaign for the Colorado State House. I am running for House District 61 as an independent write-in candidate. I have served as your representative for the last six years and want to go back to Denver to continue advocating for your interests.

Balancing the state’s budget is the most important work that the General Assembly will do next year, and the decisions that are made will have a direct impact on all of us. Because revenues are down at least $1 billion, we will need to reduce expenditures for education, human services, corrections and many other programs. This district needs proven, effective representation throughout the budget-balancing process to ensure that our interests are taken into consideration. Funding for tourism, economic development, local governments and higher education are all on the table this year. I don’t believe that raising revenues is an option.

If amendments 60 and 61 and proposition 101 pass the situation will be much worse. While I believe that these measures are before the voters because there is frustration with the current system – their passage would actually cause much more harm than good. If adopted by the voters, funding for K-12 education will consume the entire state budget, and there will be no money available for higher education, corrections, the judicial department, human services, etc. I strongly oppose these measures.

The voters have a choice this year for state representative. I am fiscally conservative, not afraid to take on the tough issues, and am focused on the district, not partisan politics. If you want to learn more about me, my website address is http://www.kathleencurry.org, and my cell number is 970-209-5537. My name will not be on the ballot this year, so write in Curry for State Representative, District 61, and don’t forget to fill in the box next to my name to make certain that your ballot counts. Thank you for your consideration.

Kathleen Curry

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