Infrastructure

Our State Legislature must find the political will and long term funding strategies to address the deferred maintenance of our infrastructure and improve the highways, bridges and tunnels, AND embrace the economic equalization rural broadband offers to rural Colorado through affordable high speed internet.

        Our State Legislature must find the political will and long term funding strategies to address the deferred maintenance of our infrastructure and improve the highways, bridges and tunnels, AND embrace the economic equalization rural broadband offers to rural Colorado through affordable high speed internet.

        Drive anywhere along the West Slope to see the crumbling mess that we call infrastructure.  Repairing these problems in the future requires far more money than the legislature has seen fit to allocate in the past several decades, which means we spend more money on maintenance and repair than we need to. CDOT asserts there is 9 billion dollar shortfall in transportation funding just to bring our infrastructure to acceptable standards.  These are big numbers. I have built my career through innovative approaches and challenging assumptions and will bring that philosophy to government.

        Short-term thinking wins elections (and benefits partisans), but its long-term costs hurt taxpayers and impede the economic growth of our state.

        Sustained growth of our economy requires equal and affordable access to broadband internet across the state. The challenges in our district are not understood in so many ways on the front range, especially broadband access. Our businesses need it to thrive. Our innovators need it to launch companies. Our schools need it to produce well-educated children.

        I will fight to address all these infrastructure needs, and generate good-paying jobs in the process.