My Positions

Campaign for Common Ground: Bringing Unity to Congress

In today’s divided political landscape, it’s time for a change. I believe we need to bridge the gap and put the people of Colorado first. My first act as your representative will be to meet with every member of Congress, regardless of their party, to discuss our shared priorities and co-sponsor legislation for the benefit of all Americans.

I have drafted a standard Republican unity pledge which requires the losers of the CD-3 Congressional primary to support the eventual winner. We cannot have a repeat of 2022 when Don Coram lost the primary to Lauren Boebert, then immediately endorsed Democrat Adam Frisch. I have also pledged to support the eventual Republican nominee in the 2024 presidential race.

Defending Our Second Amendment

The Second Amendment is a fundamental right that I will always protect. It’s not about hunting; it’s about safeguarding ourselves, our families, and our nation. I will never vote to infringe upon this right. I myself own 19 firearms, I even reload some of my own ammunition and have taught my three children how to do the same.

Clawing Back Tax Dollars for the Western Slope

Unlike my opponent, I understand that the primary role of a Congressional representative is to serve the district. In 2022, our district received nearly $1.1 billion less than the average Colorado district in federal funding than it deserved, resulting in inadequate infrastructure, including our crumbling roads. For a family of 4, $5,800 of their tax dollars went to Washington DC, and did not come back. It’s time to prioritize our district and secure the funding needed for essential projects.

Protecting Our Ranchers

Ranchers are essential stewards of our environment, they put food on our tables, but they need our help to keep our ecosystem functioning properly. 39,000 cattle ranchers in Colorado have to put up with predation of livestock. I propose the Rancher Predation Act to provide fair compensation to ranchers for their losses and expedite the process. We can’t afford to let bureaucracy hinder their vital work.

Utilizing Beetle Kill Wood

Our forests are under threat from beetle kill, and we must find innovative solutions. By incentivizing the harvesting of beetle-kill lumber and offering tax breaks for products made with this wood, we can address both environmental and economic concerns.

End Taxation on Social Security Benefits

Social Security is scheduled to go broke in 2032, which will necessitate a 23% reduction in benefits. Many Social Security recipients currently pay taxes on their benefits. I propose to reduce the size and scope of the departments of Energy, Agriculture and “Education”, and to reduce welfare spending by 2% per year for five years, and use the savings to eliminate taxation of Social Security benefits, and to shore-up both the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds.

Immigration: Secure Our Borders

Joe Biden will have admitted between 12-14 million unvetted foreign nationals into our country by the end of his first (and let’s pray only) term. Along with those illegal entries, we will have lost more than 400,000 kids of military age to synthetic opioids which are manufactured using Chinese chemicals and are shipped into our country by two Mexican cartels. My idea is to finish construction of the Wall, to harshly prosecute the drug dealers who are killing our kids, to financially punish both Mexico and China until the opioid scourge subsides, to increase legal immigration based upon merit (prioritizing doctors, nurses, code writers, etc), and to reform our asylum laws.

Rural Cell Phone Connectivity

Colorado ranks 35th in the nation in cellular connectivity. While traveling the Western Slope, I have a cell signal in less than half the district. New technology expands the range of cellular signals by as much as 400%. One solution includes federal subsidies to build new cell towers and routers.
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