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 Our campaign for Highlands Ranch

 

We are fighting for Colorado's future.

 

the district

Barrett Rothe is running for House District 43 and is dedicated to making sure our legislature works with integrity for all of Colorado. House District 43 encompasses most of Highlands Ranch in Douglas County. Click here for a map of the district.

Highlands Ranch is a community of hard-working Coloradans and it deserves more from its elected officials. Barrett is dedicated to being an accessible member of the legislature and has pledged to hold monthly townhall meetings to engage with constituents once elected.

Barrett knows this district wants a representative who will fight for jobs and economic growth, not cater to special interest groups; a representative that puts quality education and children's safety ahead of national politics, and someone who will listen to them and work for a better future. Every candidate preaches those goals, but Barrett is laying a foundation to deliver results.

 
 

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A better future for Colorado.

 

Barrett is committed to the issues that matter most to Highlands Ranch, not scoring points with the extreme flanks of a party. The Colorado legislature is where work gets done that affects families, communities, and businesses and Barrett is leading on policy from the frontline. As a proud resident of Highlands Ranch, Barrett understands that parents go to bed thinking of their kid's education, their commute to work in the morning, a secure retirement, and all the kitchen table conversations we experience each day. 

That is why Barrett is putting education, infrastructure, and small-business growth at the center of his campaign. For too long Democrats have lost the debate on progressive values in the suburbs, but when you explore Barrett's platform we know you'll find a champion for our community that wants to help all Coloradan's thrive.

A detailed policy platform is available on our issues pages, click the button below to jump there. 

 
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Education

The Idea: Every student in Colorado deserves a world-class education that prepares them to enter the workforce or the college classroom. Our public universities and community colleges should receive the support they need and all Coloradans should be able to graduate without crippling student loan debt.

The Policy: We need to work with our higher education institutions to prioritize spending with students in mind and cap tuition increases; we must assist working families with staggering child care costs; and we will end the norm of graduating from college buried in debt.

The Promise: Barrett will fight to make sure early childhood to higher education programs get the funding they deserve and work to reverse the skyrocketing increases in college tuition that are leaving Coloradan's in a lifetime of debt. He will also sponsor legislation to expand apprenticeship, community college, and jobs training programs for those who want to enter the workforce instead of going to a 4-year university.

 

Infrastructure

The Idea: Tired of traffic? Investing in our infrastructure and movement of people grows our economy, creates jobs, and keeps Colorado competitive in the marketplace. If we work on these issues intelligently we can help meet our environmental goals while we lay the foundation for a stronger economy. 

The Policy: Colorado's legislature must take responsibility for passing a referendum, with bipartisan support, asking voters to approve funding for urban and rural infrastructure projects. The legislature has come painfully close to such a proposal in the past only to fail over political squabbling. 

The Promise: Barrett will seek an infrastructure bill that addresses the urgent needs of all Coloradans, from the eastern plains to Grand Junction and everywhere in between. 

 
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Small-Business Growth

The Idea: As small-business owners, Barrett and his wife completely understand what it takes for small-business to thrive. Barrett is committed to taking his practical experience to the legislature to help create jobs and sustain our diverse economy in Colorado.

The Policy: We need to invest in our small-businesses through tax incentives for new and existing small-businesses, recruiting entrepreneurs and giving them the support they need to bring the next big idea to Colorado, and modernizing our state's regulatory environment so local business owners can spend more time driving our economy forward.

The Promise: First, Barrett will sponsor legislation to lower or eliminate taxes for small-businesses that show they have created good-paying jobs in Colorado and are active community members. Barrett will work with Colorado's state agencies to modernize their websites and filing systems to make our great state the best place to do business in the world.

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