A little about me and issues we all face, thoughts and possible solutions. I grew up on military bases with my family. We were taught to be independent, hard working, respectful, honorable and loyal. I went to public school and had some of the most amazing teachers. I studied English and web design in college.
I have owned my own small businesses, been in the electrical and renewable energy field for 20 years and worked on many non profit boards. I have testified to committees at the State House, helped draft and revise legislation before becoming law. I have also testified in front of the PUC on utility dockets.
There is so much to address it is hard to know where to start, however, since I have installed solar systems for a long time, the environment is where I will begin.
I am deeply concerned about the air we breathe, water we drink, food we eat and how we use energy. We deserve to know what is in the food we spend out hard earned money on.
It takes implementing regulations on business (and forcing compliance) to have them pick up after themselves and do business with integrity. There is too much greed for them to be self regulating.
My business is very regulated, between the electric code, building departments and utilities, there are a lot of hours spent in compliance.
If small businesses must do it then the larger environmentally offensive shall as well. Since business have joined the ranks of “person” then businesses need to be as transparent as our personal lives have become. They too need to abide by the same laws.
We don’t exist without clean air and water. These are the fundamental basic needs to our life, health and pursuit of happiness.
Upcoming posts; working families, education, health care, #metoo, veterans, workplace bullying, transportation and infrastructure.
Please post your thoughts and concerns. We all learn from one another!
For too long this district has been locked into one party rule. An established single party is not the way America was meant to be. Gil's here to break through the establishment and bring a fresh voice to the Colorado Senate.
From hands on to high tech, Gil's seen America from a truly unique perspective. Starting out with Southwestern Bell, Gil's climbed utility poles, strung fiber optic cable, and designed national and international Wide Area Networks with his thirty years of continuous service.
Blue collar to entrepreneur, Gil rose from Baby Bell, to SBC Communications, and retired from AT&T Inc to start his own business. He has shown he's willing to ''make it work''.
Within the next forty years, Colorado's population is expected to double. This will place an unprecedented strain on our transportation systems and natural resources. We can chose to build a wall to keep out the future, or build a foundation to keep Colorado thriving and beautiful.
A leader in ''fixing the hard nuts to crack'' and complex problem solving, Gil will bring his ''make it work'' focus and project management style to our government and make change possible!
Pete Lee is the State Representative for Colorado House District 18. He has been a lawyer, a small business owner, and an executive at a NYSE listed corporation. He and his wife Lynn live in Cheyenne Canyon and have been in Colorado Springs for 40 years.
He has sponsored legislation to transform our criminal justice system from one of retribution to one of restoration and rehabilitation; to grow our economy and support small business workforce development; and to expand access to capital in small stock offerings.