2020 Voters Guide

2020 Candidates

☑︎   Donald Trump for President     DonaldTrump.com
☑︎   Mike Pence for Vice-President     MikePenceforVicePresident
☑︎   Gardner for Senate     corygardnerforsenate.com

 

 

County:

☑︎   Matt Durkin for District Attorney     durkinforda.com
☑︎   Libby Szabo for County Commissioner 1     libbyszabo.org
☑︎   Joni Inman for County Commissioner 2     joniforjeffco.com
☑︎   Bob Hennessy  County Surveyor

 

 

Legislative:

☑︎   Lynn Gerber for SD19     lynngerberforsd19.com
☑︎   Colin Larson for HD 22     colinforcolorado.com
☑︎   Fred Clifford for HD 23     fredclifford.com
☑︎   Laurel Imer for HD 24     ImerForColorado@gmail.com
☑︎   Donald Rosier for HD 25     donaldrosier.com
☑︎   Vicki Pyne for HD 27     vickipyneforhd27.com
☑︎   Pete Roybal for HD 28     electroybal2020.com
☑︎   Vanessa DeMott for HD 29     demottforcolorado.com

 

 

Congressional Districts:

☑︎   Shane Bolling for CD1     shane4co.com
☑︎   Casper Stockham for CD7     casperforcolorado.com
☑︎   Nancy Pallozzi for State Board of Education for CD7     nancyforkids.com
☑︎   CU Regent—No Candidate

 

 

 

 

 

Jefferson County Republican (JCR) Party

2020 Amendments & Propositions on the Ballot

JCR Adopted Positions

 

 

 

Amendment B – Repeal of Gallagher Amendment – VOTE NO

This would remove the Constitutional requirement that the legislature adjust residential property tax so as to not exceed 45% of total collections. Although business/commercial property owners have long desired to make more equitable the assessed rates between residential and nonresidential property, this does nothing to adjust the 29% assessment rate applied to commercial property. If passed, the net effect to residential property will be more tax collected in future years than if this did not pass (without any reduction on nonresidential collections).

 

Amendment C – Rule changes for Bingo Raffles – NO POSITION

 

 

 

Amendment 76 – Citizenship Qualification of Electors – VOTE YES

Consistent with JCR’s 2020 Party Platform #10, The Jefferson County Republican Party affirmed the function of government to protect each eligible citizen’s right to vote and to take every lawful action to protect the integrity and security of Colorado elections.

 

 

Amendment 77 – Additional gaming in Mountain Communities – NO POSITION

 

 

 

 

Proposition EE – Cigarette Tobacco & Nicotine Products Tax – VOTE NO

Increase in taxes ($294,000,000 annually), “initially using the tax revenue primarily for public school funding”, “and then for programs that reduce the use of tobacco and nicotine products, enhance the voluntary Colorado preschool program and make it widely available for free”, “with the state keeping and spending all of the new tax revenue as a voter-approved revenue change” [emphasis added]. This would allow the state to take funds already dedicated to this purpose (tobacco settlement funds), and use them in the general fund when replaced by these new revenues.

 

 

Proposition 113 – National Popular Vote – VOTE NO

Consistent with JCR’s 2020 Party Platform #11, the Jefferson County Republican Party is in favor of maintaining an Electoral College system for voting rather than supporting a national popular vote.

 

 

Proposition 114 – Restoration of Grey [gray] Wolves – VOTE NO

This measure would require the Colorado parks and wildlife commission to implement a plan for gray wolves on designated lands west of the continental divide; and require the commission to fairly compensate owners for losses of livestock caused by gray wolves.

 

 

Proposition 115 – Prohibition on Late-Term Abortions – VOTE YES

Consistent with JCR’s 2020 Party Platform #16, the Jefferson County Republican Party resolved that the inalienable rights of the unborn should be protected.

 

 

Proposition 116 – State Income Tax Rate Reduction – VOTE YES

 

 

 

 

Proposition 117 – Voter Approval for Fee-Based Enterprises – VOTE YES

Consistent with JCR’s 2020 Party Platform #2, the Jefferson County Republican Party supports the TABOR amendment as written and opposes any attempts to circumvent Colorado Constitution X, Section 20, “The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.” In recent years, the Colorado legislature has utilized an increasing number of “Enterprises”, which have been used to bypass voter approval of fees that are often essentially taxes by another name. This will close this legislative loophole.

 

 

Proposition 118 – Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program – VOTE NO

The Colorado legislature has considered various versions of a paid family and medical leave program, and has been unable to garner enough votes within the one-party [democrat] control to pass. This Proposition is even more onerous to businesses than many of the other versions considered. Placing these additional burdens on businesses that may already be struggling to survive in the current situation unwise and unreasonable.

 

Candidates facing Retention or Recall (yes/no vote)

Colorado Supreme Court    Carlos Armando Samour Jr.

Colorado Court of Appeals    Craig Welling

Colorado Supreme Court    Melissa Hart

Colorado Court of Appeals    Ted C. Tow