Thank You

Thank You

With the end of my campaign for County Commissioner in District 1 comes time for disappointment and appreciation. Of the two, I have much more of the latter. I am more grateful than I can properly express to my family, friends, volunteers, contributors and campaign team for their work and support during the run. When […]

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Let’s Do Better

Let’s Do Better

I am new to politics, but I am also a delegate to the County and State Assemblies and an alternate to the 5th Congressional District Assembly, so I am getting a crash course in El Paso County Republican politics. I have learned over the past few days that candidates and groups contact delegates seeking support […]

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The Caucuses

The Caucuses

On Tuesday, March 6, I participated in Precinct 322’s caucus in Black Forest. It was impressive. Twenty-one people attended. That number was described to me as somewhat light but consistent with past experience in non-presidential years. The energy level was high and the discussions were helpful, meaningful, respectful and relaxed. Although I do not know […]

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A Journey Taken

A Journey Taken

The real work of the election season is suddenly upon us. Political parties will soon hold their caucuses and assemblies, candidates will be identified, and efforts to win the voters’ approval will be redoubled. I am one of several Republican candidates seeking the County Commissioner seat in District 1 being vacated by Darryl Glenn, who […]

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Less is More

Less is More

There is a reason that everyone cringes upon hearing the old saying, “I am from the government and I am here to help you.” That “help” is often unsolicited and seldom wanted.  For example, in a November 25, 2017 editorial the Wall Street Journal noted that across the United States the average tree trimmer is […]

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A Seat at the Table

A Seat at the Table

When the Vietnam peace talks began, the shape of the negotiating table preoccupied the combatants for months on end. Though seemingly frivolous, the argument over the table’s shape reflected a much more important issue – who should be at that table? If you don’t have a seat at the table, you have little chance of […]

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Private Property Through Alice’s Looking Glass

Private Property Through Alice’s Looking Glass

The idea that someone can invade an unoccupied dwelling belonging to another, settle in, help themselves to whatever is there, change the locks, and force the owner to resort to time-consuming, expensive litigation to root them out is both ridiculous and chilling. Alice in Wonderland would understand. No one else does. It runs counter to […]

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