Fighting for Pueblo interests in water management, state jobs, and human services
I will work on conservation, responsible growth, and beneficial water usage for the socio-economic benefit of the residents of the southeastern Colorado; and I will ensure that water originating here remains here. I will be a strong proponent for the study of new initiatives statewide to increase our storage capacity and to repair and maintain our current water storage facilities.
Pueblo is home to some of the state's largest and most vital operations: the Colorado State Fair, Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, the Colorado Lottery, Pueblo Regional Center, and numerous public-safety and criminal justice facilities. Thousands of Pueblo residents work in these institutions, serving the people of Colorado. I will fight to ensure these institutions remain here so Pueblo employees can continue to support their families and continue to contribute to our local economy.
Tough economic times require the delivery of high quality human services that help individuals, families and communities. The Colorado Department of Human Services is the second largest agency in Colorado State Government and in the 2009 fiscal budget were afforded 2 billion dollars. It is my commitment that we account for responsible use of public dollars by maximizing efficient use of our resources.