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Meet the candidates: House District 19

Election 2020
Posted at 5:30 AM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 07:30:13-04

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House District 19
House District 19

The candidates in this upcoming General Election for House District 19 are Tim Geitner (R) and Joe Thompson (D).

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:

Joe Thompson

Joe Thompson
Joe Thompson

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

A: This is a National Crisis. The Colorado General Assembly must put their political differences aside and go to the Federal Government and a demand a national program be instituted to resolve this pandemic. WITHOUT A UNIFIED NATIONAL PANDEMIC RESPONSE this issue will destroy the nation.

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

A: I believe healthcare is a right, not a privilege. Somehow that’s interpreted as "I believe Obamacare is the end-all, be-all." This is not the case. I'm fully aware that the ACA has problems, that a national healthcare system would require everyone to chip in, and that it's impossible to create one that is devoid of flaws, but I have yet to hear an argument against it that makes "let people die because they can't afford healthcare" a better alternative. I believe women have the right to health care that meets their needs and men need to respect that. I believe healthcare should be far cheaper than it is, and that everyone should have access to it. And no, I'm not opposed to paying higher taxes in the name of making that happen. And I will work with members of the House to make healthcare a reality.

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: This is a complicated issue that requires more research on my part.

Tim Geitner

Tim Geitner has not provided answers or a picture at this time.

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

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

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

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Fri, Oct. 9: First Ballots Mailed Out to Colorado Voters; Ballot Drop-Offs Open

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Thu, Nov. 12: Military/Overseas Ballot Due Delivered by Date

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