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Meet the candidates: House District 14

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Posted at 3:13 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 14:29:32-04

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The candidates in this upcoming General Election for House District 14 are Shane Sandridge (R), John Foley (D), and David Thompson (L).

We sent out a questionnaire to the candidates regarding the recovery of COVID-19 economic impacts, legislation they hope to introduce and what they think should be done to help fund our schools. Here are the responses from those who have filled out our questionnaire:

Shane Sandridge

Shane Sandridge
Shane Sandridge

Shane Sandridge did not respond to questions.

John Foley

Q: How should the General Assembly work to recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19?

A: We need to work across party lines to support our struggling small businesses plus expand public-private partnerships during this time of crisis.

Q: If elected, what is one piece of legislation you hope to introduce and why?

A: Speaking as a gun owner, I would propose tightening the state laws on open carry of firearms at rallies and protests. The recent protests have had way too many firearms present by both the Right and Left. This is extremely dangerous and unpredictable and it needs to cease.

Q: School funding has become a topic of discussion in recent years- what do you think needs to be done to fund our schools?

A: Colorado has attempted radical Libertarian experiments like TABOR. TABOR has proven to be a disaster and once we remove it Colorado will be better off.

David Thompson

Q: How should the General Assembly work to recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19?

A: We know due to COVID there is a shortage in the coffers. Ok, so now let’s me the real determination what programs are or are not really needed anymore. This will allow adjustments to made made to impact programs that are really needed.

Q: If elected, what is one piece of legislation you hope to introduce and why?

A: Some how to reduce sprawl. That’s going to become a huge issue. Look at water needs that should open ones eyes that large population centers cannot handle that need. Especially with climate change water use will change significantly.

Q: School funding has become a topic of discussion in recent years- what do you think needs to be done to fund our schools?

A: Most won’t like this response but I am one for the elimination of the department of education. Federal funding of schools has only been around since the Carter administration. Before that it was handled entirely by the states. With COVID we have had remote learning. Maybe that’s the wave of the future of education.

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