Over 50% of our highways are rated as "poor." Highways are an urgent priority.
It's as simple as this: the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has not been properly funded. And this has led to our highways and bridges deteriorating.
The legislature needs to take leadership in repairing and building a reliable highway system. We need a way to streamline funds so they go directly to CDOT and aren't lost in bureaucratic waste.
I have consistently fought for our roads since I was elected to office. I was the prime sponsor for two bills: SB 122, which increased accountability and transparency of CDOT to prevent government waste, and HB 1138, which guarantees that CDOT would receive the $200 million annually for 5 years from the General Fund promised to maintain and fix our roads and bridges.
It is vital that our roads receive the funding necessary to make improvements, and I will continue the fight for this if re-elected. We need healthy highways to maintain business, connection, and economic growth and success on the Western Slope and beyond in Colorado.
Would you consider chipping in $5 or $10 to keep our highways a top priority?
The race for HD 59 has drawn statewide attention because my opponent and I are just about as different in our plans as two legislators can be. As for me, I will continue fighting for our rights, our resources, and our future—that's a guarantee.
As your representative, my record speaks for itself.
I sponsored and passed HB1256, a South Platte Water Storage Bill to prevent that much-needed water from being wasted.
I fought for full-funding for K-12 education.
And, I have been endorsed by:
"The Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry - the state's Chamber of Commerce, is proud to endorse J. Paul Brown for House District 59. J. Paul brings a refreshing common sense approach to solving problems at the State Capitol and he clearly understands the needs of his constituents."
-Chuck Berry, President, Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry and former Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives
The Colorado Farm Bureau:
"J. Paul Brown is an excellent representative for House District 59. As a rancher, he knows the important issues of the Western Slope like agriculture, water, and energy. Representative Brown has fought for his district, and we at the Farm Bureau would like to see him continue that fight next session."
- Don Shawcroft, Colorado Farm Bureau president
And State Senator Ellen Roberts:
J. Paul Brown is a great voice for Southwest Colorado. He's a rancher and a long-time dedicated community leader. While serving as a La Plata County Commissioner and on many local boards, J. Paul helped spur economic development and improve public schools. Having worked alongside him at the state Capitol for four years, I've seen what he has accomplished. J. Paul has fought hard for full-funding for K-12 education and for investing in our roads and bridges. With strong bipartisan support, he successfully championed the passage of the South Platte Water Storage bill to prevent our Colorado water from being wasted. J. Paul is a man of character and a very hard-working advocate for his district. As the Colorado State Senator from Southwest Colorado and, as one of his constituents, I ask you to join me in re-electing Representative J. Paul Brown.
-State Senator Ellen Roberts
It is imperative that we reach out to every voter so they can cast an educated vote this November. Your generous donations have allowed us to purchase the tools necessary to reach every voter in House District 59, but not we're not done yet. Can you chip in $5 or $10 to help us finish this race?
This Colorado land is our God-given gift, and I will never stop fighting for it.
I am very grateful to the Colorado Farm Bureau, who presented to me the prestigious Pinnacle Award for my attention and efforts toward protecting our land and those who steward it. It is public confirmation that I have consistently supported issues that are fundamental to the health of Colorado agriculture and actively sought out ways to protect our right to natural resources.
Earlier this week, I stood with Senator Cory Gardner in front of the the Animas River and discussed the protection of our people and our agriculture. It has been nearly a year since the Gold King Mine spill, and we are still waiting for EPA reimbursements to come through for local business people.
Not to mention, the BLM will be redistricting their offices in October—a change that could increase the burden on the citizens of San Juan county while decreasing service, which is an excessive obstacle here on the Western Slope.
We need uncompromising defense for our businesses and those who run them, and we need to continue pushing for protection and justice. I am on the front lines here, but I can't do this alone.
Would you consider contributing $5 or $10 to support protection of our Colorado farms?
Good news on the campaign trail! Your donations have helped me purchase the necessary tools to reach voters, and since I've been able to do this effectively, the state party has put me "On the Radar." This means that the state party will give me the maximum contribution.
Your reliable support was recognized by GOP Chairman Steve House, who wrote in the announcement: "We would also like to recognize a particularly strong performance from Rep. J. Paul Brown. Rep. Brown is showing he has the grassroots support of his community and is putting himself in great position to win this November."
I couldn't have done this without your support. Thank you!
Even more good news on this front, I am officially endorsed by the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry for my pro-business legislation and votes.
Like me, CACI is on a mission to champion a healthy business climate, strengthen Colorado's critical infrastructure, and advocate for a pro-business state government, so I am very excited to have their support!
Again, thank you. Your investment in the future of Colorado is clearing the way for victory!