The 2021 session of the Colorado General Assembly convened January 13. We worked for three days to pass a small number of very time-sensitive bills and are now in adjournment until February 16 due to the ongoing severity of COVID. In February the legislature will reconvene and take up a full agenda of bills to respond to the economic and public health consequences of COVID and more.
This will be our second legislative session impacted by and focusing on the response to COVID. You can see what I worked in our 2020 legislative session page here, and you can read my 2020 session newsletter (PDF) here. Also, you can read about my work in prior legislative sessions on my legislation page here.
I am honored to have been re-elected in 2020 by the voters of House District 36 to represent East Aurora and incorporated Arapahoe County at our state capitol.
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.