principles that promote healthy communities, strong families & individual
Limited government The
role of government should be limited to vital functions that promote
the general welfare
and quality of life for all citizens. Ken believes Governmental
policies should support promote business and economic development.
and business freedoms should be protected from undue governmental
Keeping taxes low Keeping more money in
taxpayers’pockets provides greater control over their financial
Valuing life and constitutional freedoms It is
important to value life from the womb to the grave. Our constitutional
freedoms must be protected through adhering to the original intent
of our foundational document.
Promoting Free Enterprise Personal initiative
and the drive for success and innovation is promoted through
the free enterprise system. A system that rewards creativity
and risk taking is the key to keeping our state and nation strong.through
a focus on key issues.
Education Maximize dollars spent on instruction.
Graduation rates must be improved through defined standards, accountability
and equipping students for success in the work force and higher
education. Parents should have the right to determine the school
best for their children.
Fiscal responsibility State budget reform is a
key issue faced by policy makers. We need as system that allows
us to prioritize the greatest needs in the most fiscally responsible
Better roads & infrastructure Roads, transportation
and infrastructure are vital to our economic well being and quality
of life in Colorado. A stable and adequate funding strategy is
critical to our future.
Economic Development - New
businesses should be welcomed to Colorado that will provide jobs
and add value to our economy and culture. Excessive regulations
and fees drive up costs and make it difficult for the payment
of adequate wages to workers.
Protecting personal property rights- Government
at any level should not be allowed to take personal residential
property for the benefit of private business or solely the economic
Protecting open space, parks & trails -Protecting
Colorados scenic and recreational areas and our environment
is important to our quality of life.
Health Care Reform - Make health care
affordable and assessable through reducing red tape, providing
consumers greater flexibility and choice, adequate reimbursement
rates for Medicaid, tort reform and reducing defensive medicine.
Energy and Environment- Conservation
and responsible exploration are twin components that will enable
secure our energy independence. Heavy regulations and excessive
fees discourage key discoveries and drives up the cost of energy.