Ensuring that our communities remain affordable for our teachers, our nurses, our first responders, our agriculture workers, our tourism workforce, and everyone that makes our communities run has been and will continue to be my top priority.
Colorado has no problem attracting residents, and for those of us that grew up here, like me, there is a lot that keeps us here. Yet, there is so much more that we need to do so that all Coloradans can continue to live here and prosper from our state’s opportunities.
Finding an affordable place to live is a monumental struggle for too many. Our legislature cannot solve this problem on its own, but there is much more we can do to spur the availability of affordable housing. During 2021 and 2022, I was the Chair of the Affordable Housing Task Force which helped craft and pass the largest single-year investment into affordable workforce housing development in Colorado’s history. In 2023, I passed legislation that frees up state-owned land for affording housing developers. We must continue that momentum.
During my time in the legislature, I have led historic efforts to invest in affordable housing, remove red tape for development, open up more child care spots, and cut costs for individuals and small businesses. The legislature needs leaders who will work tirelessly to help Coloradans save money, have an affordable place to live, and have the support they need to prosper.