Diane Mitsch Bush

House Representative

District 26:
EAGLE & ROUTT

 

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(970) 291-1572

Upcoming Events & Meetings:

 

September 1

Labor Day Parade, Oak Creek, 11 am

 

September 4

Joint House/Senate Water Resources Review Committee

 

September 5 Conversation about I-70 and Tourism with the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association, CDOT, and diverse stakeholders, Avon, sponsored by the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association

 

September 5

Meet with teachers in Eagle County, Edwards

 

September 6

Club20 Candidates Debate, Grand Junction, 10:15 am

 

September 6

 Community Agriculture Alliance of the Yampa Valley local foods dinner, early evening

 

September 6

Integrated Community Fundraiser, evening, Steamboat Springs community Center

 

September 9

Joint House/ Senate Transportation Legislation Review Committee, The Capitol, Denver

 

September 10

Vail Valley Business Women’s Monthly Dinner

 

September 11

Eagle County HD 26 Candidates Debate, Eagle County Commissioners’ Hearing room, 2nd floor of Eagle County building, 500 Broadway, Eagle

 

September 16

Interim Joint House/Senate Water Resources review SB 115 Committee Hearing on Yampa/White Basin Roundtable Basin Implementation Plan, 9 am to noon, Bud Werner Memorial Library, Steamboat Springs

 

September 18 Legislative Update to Hayden Town Board, Hayden Town Hall

 

September 24

Routt County 1st Impressions Candidates Debate, 11:30 to 1pm, Commissioners’ hearing Room, 2nd Floor, Historic Down Town Courthouse, 522 Lincoln

 

September 26

Eagle County Mayors/Managers Quarterly Meeting, Eagle County Building, 550 Broadway, Eagle

September 30  Joint Interim House/Senate Water Resources Review Committee, The Capitol, Denver, 9am to 5 pm

 

October 1

Joint Interim House/ Senate Water Resources Review Committee SB 115 Hearing, The Capitol, Denver

 

October 13

Routt County Council on Aging Lunch, Steamboat Springs Community Center

 

October 14

Routt County Local and Statewide Candidates Forum, Presented by the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors, the Steamboat Pilot/Today newspaper, the Routt County Republican Party, and the Routt County Democratic party. The Steamboat Grand Hotel, 5-6pm social hour, 6-9 pm debates

 

October 14

Your 2014 Election Ballots mailed to you by your County clerk. Please remember to vote. You can deliver your ballot to County Ballot Drop-off locations (ask your county clerks office for exact locations) or mail them as instructed on the ballot.

 

November 4

2014 Final day to turn in your ballot- Election Day!

 

If you have an event you would like me to attend or speak at, please do let me know at repdianehd26@gmail.com

 

I look forward to seeing you, answering your questions, and discussing issues with you!

 

If you want to meet one-on-one or with a small group or if you want me to tour your business or organization, please do let me know! I want to listen to you and learn from you.

 

For a Just, Equitable, Prosperous and
Sustainable Colorado.

Reelect

State Representative

Diane Mitsch Bush

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I am honored to work for you!

 

I am running for reelection on my record and on promises kept. I promised you I would work effectively across the partisan divide and the Continental Divide for practical, fiscally responsible solutions to build a better future for all Coloradans. My record shows that I have done that.

 

I have earned a reputation for working across the aisle and bringing people together to solve problems. I am known for careful, complete scrutiny and analysis of bills. Colorado Capitol Watch, a non-partisan government watchdog group, named me the most effective freshman representative in 2013.

 

I am proud to have worked on and supported two balanced budgets that fund much needed programs to build a better future for all Coloradans, including:

 

  • Tax incentives for small business investment, job creation, and targeted job training
  • child care tax credits for middle class families
  • veterans assistance
  • disaster relief
  • funding for creative industries and tourism
  • increased funding for preschool, K-12, and higher education
  • wastewater and drinking water projects, especially for smaller rural communities.
  • overhaul of Colorado driver’s license offices, technology, and processes

 

Moreover, we increased our reserve from 5% to 6.5 % without asking you for a tax increase. A solid rainy day fund is critical when disaster strikes or if the economy worsens.

 

I supported bills that provide for:

 

  • A 6% cap on tuition increases at our state colleges & universities to ensure all our children have the opportunity to succeed
  • Adult education and literacy programs to increase economic opportunity and help struggling adults find jobs to support themselves and their families
  • Job training partnerships matching veterans with employers
  • Energy and water efficiency and conservation
  • Protection of our air quality, water quality, and wildlife habitat
  • Rural broadband and a 21st century telecommunications infrastructure
  • Childcare tax credits and enhanced childcare program assistance
  • Grants to provide legal representation for victims of family violence
  • Housing tax credits and low interest loans to expand construction of affordable housing
  • Tax credits for community solar gardens
  • Stronger safety net for vulnerable, needy seniors
  • Liability protection for agritourism
  • Rural Family Medicine residency programs
  • Health Care Cost Commission to make transparent the costs of health care in Colorado

 

In both 2013 and 2014, all my evidenced-based, fiscally responsible bills passed with bipartisan support.  This is unusual; rarely do all the bills of one legislator pass. I believe this accomplishment is due to my inclusive approach: I invite all stakeholders to work with me before the bill is drafted and throughout the process.

 

Of my thirteen bills, here are five examples:

 

  1. Insured that we received our fair share of much needed Federal Transportation dollars

  2. Tightened up spill reporting for oil and gas to protect our water

  3. Assured continuation of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center

  4. Reduced red tape to streamline permitting of small hydro power projects to create more rural jobs and increase our use of renewable energy

  5. Protected funding for Safe Routes to School, a proven, successful grant program that helps make our communities safer and more bike/pedestrian friendly.

 

I believe in building bridges (not barriers), using partnership (not partisanship) and relying on evidence (not ideology) to build a better future for Colorado. When we all work together, we CAN create a more just, equitable, sustainable and prosperous Colorado for ALL!

 

You can count on me as your strong mountain community voice at our Capitol. Please contact me at repdianehd26@gmail.com with your concerns, issues, and ideas.

 

I would be honored to have your support in the 2014 election!

 

 

Yours for a just, equitable, sustainable, and prosperous Colorado for all,

 

 

Diane Mitsch Bush

Representative

Colorado State House of Representatives,

District 26-Eagle County and Routt County

P.O. Box 770535

Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

 

 

 

 

 

Paid for by Citizens to Elect Diane Mitsch Bush for Colorado HD 26  •  Kathy Chandler-Henry, Treasurer  •  ©2012-2014 Diane For Colorado