I am honored to have been re-elected by the voters of House District 36 to represent East Aurora and incorporated Arapahoe County at our state capitol for the 72nd Colorado General Assembly.

In the 2019 legislative session underway now, I am sponsoring the following bills:

  • increasing funding for affordable housing by closing tax loopholes (HB19-1245)
  • increasing campaign finance transparency (SB19-068)
  • improving Colorado’s “warranty of habitability” for renters’ rights (HB19-1170)
  • requiring more frequent reporting by lobbyists at our state capitol (HB19-1248)
  • extending justice reinvestment programs (SB19-064)
  • making our state laws more accessible for people who practice a regulated profession (HB19-1172)

I am continuing to work on other legislative proposals concerning criminal justice reform, closing dark money loopholes in our elections, consumer protections against forced arbitration in consumer and employment contracts, and other subjects.

You can read about bills I previously sponsored in 2017 and 2018 on my legislation page.

Regardless of party affiliation, I believe we all aspire to some of the same basic things:  the opportunity to get a good education; the opportunity to earn a living wage for an honest week’s work; the opportunity to provide for your family today and save a little bit for tomorrow; the opportunity to be judged solely on the content of your character, free from discrimination; the opportunity to be safe in your own community; and the opportunity to live and raise a family in a clean and healthy environment.

Life is action and passion. It is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Those words hung on the wall in my grandmother’s house, and I looked at them often growing up. They made an impact at an early age, and I have spent most of my adult life trying to participate in the action and passion of our times in the best way I know how, and I continue to strive to do so as state representative for House District 36.

Please contact me at mike@mikeweissman.com or call me at 720-432-3850 if you ever have any questions. You can also follow me on Facebook at facebook.com/mike4rep.

Mike Weissman