Paul was born and raised in Southeast Texas. In 1995 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he completed Nuclear Electric Plant operator training and later served as a Naval Officer, an enlisted Army Interrogator, and finally as an Army Intelligence Officer. He has conducted counterinsurgency campaign design, tactical collection and analysis operations in Iraq, drug interdiction operations planning with the U.S. Border Patrol, and provided training and advisory assistance to Japanese Defense Forces personnel on expeditionary scale logistics staff operations. Currently he manages an approximately 45 million USD annual book of technical support renewal business (on-prem) for Oracle.
Paul completed his Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering in 2015 with a concentration in grid-scale electrical engineering. Bringing renewables online is key to Colorado’s contribution to improving the environment and expanding economic opportunity in the state. As an engineer, Paul will bring his expertise to decision-making in Denver and seek to implement his vision of Colorado as the nation’s leader in renewable energy and related policy.
As a veteran, Paul understands our U.S. Constitution includes the provision for Congress to promote the general welfare.
Although Paul is running on a party ticket, he’ll go where the facts lead him to address Colorado’s issues, helping lead his party on policy, rather than following or acting as a talking point repetition device.
Paul is a widowed single father to three daughters who are the driving force behind his entrance into politics. He believes too many political “leaders” have done everything but lead — they cower from difficult decisions and hope that citizens will give them another term for saying the right things while avoiding accountability for doing nothing.
An informed electorate, given the choice between an accountable Representative with a detailed vision and one who merely repeats talking points as ordered, will side with Paul.
I have a passion for people and the challenges we as human beings face. The complexity of the world we live in, the suffering that many of us experience, the inequality many face daily, and the search for our place in the world has always concerned me- for myself and others. I believe we have a purpose to try and leave this world a little better than before we came.
As such I have served as a mental health professional and a small business owner/investor. As a mental health professional I have a master’s degree in Community Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado and a Licensed Professional Counselor designation. I worked at outpatient mental health and families in the foster care system. I focused on Trauma Care protocols with both children and adults and worked on the I Care team as a liaison between clients and DHS.
It’s important that we tend to adequately fund our public schools. I will work to support school funding and teacher salaries that ensure high standards for all students. I believe that upon graduation, every student should have the opportunity to go on to earn a degree or be given an opportunity to apprentice in a trade of their choice. I will work to increase opportunities for our high school graduates in District 15.
There are also some things we can do to lower the number of deaths from mass shooting in our school. For example, some schools districts are encouraging apps for kids to download to report to authorities any potential violence they see on social media. I advocate increasing the number of school counselors for each school in HD 15.
To many Coloradans TABOR sounded like a good idea. It required that voters, not lawmakers, have the final say on tax increases, and it capped tax revenue. But Tabor has the most restrictive tax and spending laws inhibiting our state from adequately funding our growing population - we must amend TABOR.
Water and infrastructure
Colorado Springs has experienced tremendous growth in the last few years and I am concerned about the strain this has put on the water supply in District 15. I will lead a study on this issue to make sure that as our district grows that there is an adequate plan to accommodate future growth.
Andrew had a difficult start in life, full of trials and tribulations, which has contributed to his desire to help others so they can avoid a similar situation. He started serving his community by serving in the US Army, including a tour in Iraq, His drive in career choices after the military started from a desire to help others and serve his community even more. This led him to work for Senator Rhonda Fields, where he chose to focus his community service in politics.
Andrew has been involved with and even started various local non-profit organizations, such as the Colorado Springs Chapter of Represent.us, Colorado Springs Rising Professionals, Catamount Institute, Rocky Mountain Fire Institute and he currently spends his free time as a volunteer coach for a football program through Park & Rec, as he continues to try and create positive change in his community. This desire to serve is at the base of his political outlook. He wants to get the community involved in bettering their situations for themselves and for all. He is excited to be running for HD 16 and looks forward to meeting everyone in and around his district.
The Representative for Colorado's 17th House District, Tony has lived in Southeast COS for more than 60 years--36 of which he spent as a local firefighter. From running into burning buildings, to passing legislation ensuring that every child gets to start the school day with a full stomach, public service has been the driving motivation behind Tony's entire adult life.
Folks in the Pikes Peak region are most likely to recognize me from my 12-year tenure – six of those as mayor – on the Manitou Springs City Council, from which I retired in January 2016. It was certainly an extraordinary time to be at the helm as we faced catastrophic fires and floods, a recession, and numerous other landmark changes to our institutions and infrastructure. Fortunately, I was surrounded by a lot of smart people and I was able to apply the skills, connections, and experience I’ve honed over my diverse 30-year-career. Together, we were able to secure grants for flood damage and mitigation that will protect Manitou for generations, which makes me very proud. Marijuana dispensaries now contribute over $1 million every year to the city’s coffers, a revenue stream that is literally helping to pave the way toward all sorts of local improvements. And, we expanded open space to Iron Mountain and the Manitou Incline which provide unique recreational opportunities to our citizens and visitors.
By profession, I am an attorney. My practice is in wills, trusts, and estates law, specializing in helping families with adults or children who have disabilities. This area of law has been my focus since I opened the doors to my practice on West Colorado Avenue in 1995 and fulfills a long-held desire I have always had to protect and defend the rights of citizens with special needs.
I obtained my law degree from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia in 1987. I began my legal career as an attorney for a title services company in Rockville, Maryland. During that time, my future-wife, Kelly, and I met on a co-ed softball team in a rec league at the National Institutes of Health, where Kelly was working as a paralegal and I was brought in as a “ringer” to help a struggling team. We eventually became engaged and began a search to find the perfect location to start a family and be closer to her western-based roots. As we toured the region, , we fell in love with Manitou Springs … its natural beauty, close-knit community and proximity to Colorado Springs, where I could hang out my shingle and open my law practice.
Kelly and I were married in El Paso, Texas on March 19, 1995 and began our life together in Colorado shortly thereafter. I launched my law practice and Kelly became a homemaker, uber volunteer and community activist. We have two wonderful daughters who were raised in Manitou Springs and are currently attending college.
But my professional life is only a part of my story, because I have always had a keen interest in community issues and have worked tirelessly throughout my adult life in roles that allow me to participate in making the world around me better. I was elected city-wide five times in Manitou Springs: twice as an at-large city councilor and three times as Mayor.
Over the past two decades, I have served as a leader and a member of more than a dozen county and regional entities working to improve local transportation, health, economic development, building, sustainability, urban renewal, restorative justice, and military care.
I am a person who serves with joy — the joy of working with incredible people, the joy of building an even stronger and more vibrant community, the joy of knowing that in some small way, I’m helping leave a better world for my children and the generations to come. I am eager to apply my knowledge and background in a new role as your state representative. We’ve come a long way together since 1995, but there’s so much left to do. Please join me as I continue to work to make our community the very best it can be.
Asia Zanders is a passionate and ambitious Army Veteran with a knack for figuring out and solving problems. Aside from being a full-time student, she is married and a mother of three young children ages 6, 3, and 2.
Her 5 years in the Army stationed at Fort Carson as a Medic is where she learned how to lead by working in Same Day Surgery at Evans Army Community Hospital. Asia Zanders knows there are problems with transparency in the government and realizes that being one-sided and opposed to every discussion will not fix an issue. At the same time, Asia is aware of the effect of indecisiveness when one must be firm on issues that deal with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
The issues Asia will be running on are: equal access to and quality of education including childcare, health care access and affordability, “common sense” gun reform, wage equity and job obtainment, amending TABOR and the Gallagher Amendment (taxes), business regulations and freedoms, environmental issues, along with many other issues, such as matters pertaining to incarceration and felons and civil rights and freedoms.
Kent is a Military War Veteran, was Senior Management for two manufacturing companies, and is currently a small business owner in Monument. Kent is married to Cyndi (high school teacher in Illinois for 12 years and was owner of 2 large, low income Childcare Centers in Aurora and Arvada, Colorado). He is a father and a grandfather. Kent and Cyndi have lived in Colorado for over 25 years and in Monument for 7 years.
Kent has a strong interest in supporting military veterans and has PDF articles on his website which discuss the requirements for both getting into VA Healthcare and VA Disability and the benefits they offer.
Kent is a centrist, neither alt left or alt right (I am running in a deep red House District, but have a strategic plan to win). For more information on Kent’s positions on the various critical issues that are key to Colorado and House District 20, go to KentJarnig4HD20.org. Kent can be reached on his cell at 303-618-6131 or e-mail to kent@KentJarnig4HD20.org.
Entrepreneur. Mother. Advocate. Educator. Friend.
These are just a few of the words that describe Liz Rosenbaum. Liz has spent a life helping others and is now taking her commitment to service to the Colorado state capitol, running to be your State Representative in Colorado’s House District 21.
Whether it’s raising a family, teaching young minds, leading military families through fearful times following the 9/11 attacks, starting her own business, or founding the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition, Liz has known one thing: the value of an outstretched hand, a smile, and a friendly voice on the other end of the phone is universal. If we want to solve the challenging issues of our time, we must solve them together.
From leading the charge to secure clean water for Fountain Valley residents to supporting immediate implementation of internet and broadband access in rural areas, Liz personally understands the issues of the area and how they impact the residents of Colorado’s House District 21. Her friends are her neighbors and her neighbors are her friends. She freely gives out her cell phone number so she can be accessible and answer questions; a rare quality.
Liz is a champion of women’s rights, universal health care, and protection of our natural resources. Liz believes that being a representative means actual representation, accessibility, and accountability, something for which she will work every day to achieve for the hard-working people of the Fountain Valley.