There areless than 3 weeks left before ballots are out!
Our campaign has worked hard to meet all the voters in our district. We are very grateful to all who have contributed time, effort, and means to produce the kind of presence we need to reach all those voters!
The issues are common among our voters: our kids' futures through education, our land's future through water storage, and our economy's future through jobs.
Our parents, teachers, and local school boards need to be making decisions about our education system, not distant bureaucrats. It is necessary that our kids have the best future possible.
My record in office shows that I have fought uncompromisingly for our water on the Western Slope. As your representative, I will keep that issue at the forefront and work hard to advance water storage projects on the Front Range.
I have worked to open the free enterprise economic system that has sustained Colorado and our great nation. I will always oppose higher taxes, unneeded and costly regulation, and duplicative laws.
I can't thank you enough for your contribution and support. Because of your kind contributions, we have been able to reach 20,000 voters. We need to reach those voters once more before the election. In 2014, I won by only 170 voters. Every vote counts!
Let's finish this! Please consider contributing $5 or $10 today to reach those voters one last time.
This race is heating up quickly here on the Western Slope.
Last week, my opponent and I faced off over the future of the Western Slope at the Club 20 fall conference. It came down to this: my opponent is concerned about climate change instead of what is actually urgent, which is our jobs as well as our water supply.
The climate change policies that she is scrambling to uphold are the same policies shutting down the Naturita and Nucla station coal mines, which leaves many without jobs or prospects. Our next step needs to be taking care of our people.
I have supported an ALL of the above energy plan and committed to protecting our public lands and water rights. My opponent does not understand these water rights, and she made that abundantly clear last weekend. That is dangerous.
Peter Marcus with the Durango Herald reported, "Brown asked McLachlan if she was familiar with 'first in time, first in right,' which refers to the state's prior appropriations system, which grants water rights to the first person to take water from an aquifer or river, despite residential proximity.
McLachlan was at first stumped by the question, but she then responded, 'I'm very familiar with that,' though she did not have the opportunity to elaborate."
It is crucial that we maintain this Republican seat so that Colorado does not end up in the hands of whimsical policy making.
Will you stand with us, and chip in $5 or $10 today to keep level-headed politics on the Western Slope?