PATRICIA MILLER

Campaign website: Ballotpedia site

Biography

  • I was born in Illinois and moved with my husband to Colorado in 1971. I was disappointed in our son's education and homeschooled in the early 80s. That lead me into politics. I served in the Legislature and campaigned for several offices after that. We moved to Erie in 2000. I've authored 8 books and co-founded Young Aviators of Colorado. I've been married for 52 years and have 2 grandchildren.

Why do you want this job?

  • When Rep. Saine's seat opened up I decided to run. HD63 has been in solid conservative hands and I don't trust my opponent to keep it that way. Colorado is not what it used to be. I'd like the opportunity to restore it. I am and have always been conservative. I've never wavered when confronted with challenges. Rep. Saine has endorsed me.

Budgeting in tough times 

(Choose one to answer)

> What is one bill you plan to sponsor that won't cost taxpayers anything?

> What new ideas do you bring in a time of budget cuts?

  • I would like to sponsor a bill that would allow servicemen and women to use their skills as Emergency Medical Personnel. It's not always possible for them to live in the state for 3 consecutive years. I will look further into this.

Perennial budget issues

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> How do we pay for education?

> How do we pay for transportation?

  • I would like to see an audit of CDOT. I wouldn't support any new tax on gas or any tax or fee not supported by the Colorado taxpayers. Every program should be looked at for savings.

Issues of the pandemic

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> Is the state reopening too quickly or too slowly?

> Are health care reforms an immediate priority?

> What are the best steps to rebuilding the economy? 

  • The state is opening too slowly. People should be allowed to shop freely and businesses should be allowed to open without restrictions.

Working together

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> What is an idea or approach your primary opponent has proposed that you intend to take to the Capitol?

> Name a current or former legislator from the opposing party you admire, and why.

  • My opponent has talked frequently about the oil and gas industry. Weld County has depended on this industry for years. If my opponent has a suggestion for what we can do I would be open to listening.


DAN WOOG

Campaign website: woogforweldhd63.com/

Biography

  • I am a family man, a conservative Christian and the owner of a business in Erie, CO. I received my college degree from Arizona State where I also played college hockey. I recently served as a Trustee for the Town of Erie and previously served on Erie's Economic Development Council and Planning and Zoning Commission. I volunteer in my community and have coached for many of my children's athletic teams.

Why do you want this job?

  • As a business owner and a Trustee for the Town of Erie, it has become very apparent to me the brazen and arrogant attitude from so many of our Democrat elected officials. Whether it be the Red Flag Law, stealing property rights from the oil and gas industry or forced social distancing guidelines, we have consistently experienced our God-given rights getting trampled on. Weld County is an integral County for Colorado in many ways and the economic benefits are second to none. The oil and gas industry and agriculture industry have been a boon to our economy for many years. The residents of Weld County are proud of these industries, as they should be, and demand that government stop infringing on their rights. We must defend our State and Weld County from Big Government bureaucracy. It's time to cut back on overregulation so we can get back to work and get back to our Strong economy that our residents deserve. I want this job so I can fight for the oil and gas industry workers who have lost jobs and have been shamed by extreme environmentalists and politicians, to fight for cattle farmers, dairy farmers and agricultural producers who have been openly mocked by the Governor. I'm running to pay my respect and show my gratitude to the Great People of Weld County who have been incredible assets to our Great State.

Budgeting in tough times 

(Choose one to answer)

> What is one bill you plan to sponsor that won't cost taxpayers anything?

> What new ideas do you bring in a time of budget cuts?

  • Let's begin with one simple truth, in tough financial times the State should do what Colorado families have to do, focus on priorities not liberal wish lists. The State must focus on public safety, education and transportation. It should also focus on activities to bolster revenues. Let people go back to work and let small businesses reopen and stay open. Remove artificial limitations on commerce and put the energy industry back to work. Even before COVID-19, we were beginning to see the impacts of the Democrats' efforts to kill Colorado energy. Instead of focusing on cuts, Democrats have instead made it their priorities to take down Gallagher and TABOR. Get rid of certain oversight committees such as the AQCC for O&G. Get rid of "Free Kindergarten.” Allow businesses to re-open and stay open.

Perennial budget issues

(Choose one to answer)

> How do we pay for education?

> How do we pay for transportation?

  • I support a blended approach to repairing our transportation system. We must create a mix of new and existing revenues in order to get this high priority issue on the fast track. We need to make cuts where cuts can be made (such as those listed above) and promote a business-friendly economy which has been suffering under Democrat rule.

Issues of the pandemic

(Choose one to answer) 

> Is the state reopening too quickly or too slowly?
> Are health care reforms an immediate priority?
> What are the best steps to rebuilding the economy? 

  • There's no question that our State and National economy were roaring prior to the virus. We must begin by taking State controls off of small businesses. Just as governments should not try to generate demand, it should also not take steps to limit supply.  That is essentially what we have seen since the Corona scare. There was always strong demand for goods and services, the State government then stepped in and limited consumer access to supply. We have seen an unprecedented attack on individual and consumer freedom.  The keys to rebuilding the economy are simple: 1) Remove artificial limitations on commerce 2) Let consumers exercise freedom and make individual choices 3) Put Colorado energy back to work.

Working together

(Choose one to answer)

> What is an idea or approach your primary opponent has proposed that you intend to take to the Capitol?

> Name a current or former legislator from the opposing party you admire, and why.

  • In some ways JFK, because he believed in the free market and a government led by "the People."

COREY SEULEAN (WRITE IN)

Campaign website: coreyforcolorado.com

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