City or town of residence: Parker
Campaign website: chrisholbert.com
What makes you the best choice for this office?
As Senate majority leader, I lead the Republican caucus, which is the only line of defense for conservatives and moderates against the big-government, tax and spend, liberal agenda in Denver. My adherence to the state and federal constitutions, statute, legislative rules, and familiarity with the people and the process at our state Capitol enable me to be an effective leader in the Colorado General Assembly.
What can the Legislature do to ease the strain of rising housing prices on Colorado residents?
Continue to update state law that currently favors trial attorneys in order to make it more feasible for developers to build and sell multi-family, owner-occupied, condominiums and townhomes. House Bill 17-1279, which passed with bipartisan support, provided some relief in this regard, but more needs to be done to provide home ownership opportunities for those who are not in the market to rent or to own a single-family, detached home.
What can be done to ensure the state's transportation system will be able to accommodate continued population growth?
Taxpayers must demand that their state legislators prioritize funding for roads and bridges. As the ballot question “Fix Our Damn Roads” (without a tax increase) rightly points out, taxpayers are already paying enough to the state in order to have better roads and bridges. We do not need a tax increase; we need more legislators who will prioritize those dollars for the intended purpose. I have, do and will continue to do so.
What two issues demand more attention in the upcoming Legislative session than they received in the previous one?
Voters are about to decide whether to: A) increase taxes to pay even more for roads and bridges or B) to require the General Assembly to fund better roads and bridges without a tax increase. Depending on which, if either, of those ballot questions voters approve, transportation funding will be a major topic next session. Next, the General Assembly should pass legislation requiring proof of citizenship and photo identification to register to vote.
If elected, what must you accomplish in order for you to consider your term a success?
Continue to support the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Colorado, the laws of the state of Colorado, and to limit the intrusion of government into the lives of We the People.
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