Colorado State Rep. Susan Beckman will seek re-election to the Colorado State House for District 38. Beckman represented western Arapahoe County as an Arapahoe County Commissioner from 2001 until 2013. As a state representative, she serves on the Health Insurance and Environment, the Finance, the Appropriations and the Human Services Committees.
Beckman is a leader committed to the community, Beckman is a fiscal conservative who is also committed to values of responsive government, low taxes and accountability to the citizens. She said, “I try to understand the unintended consequences and the financial impacts when voting. My decision is not made because legislation aligns with the partisan right or partisan left, but my vote it is based on whether it is right for our businesses, our families, or our seniors. The government should work for you, not against you.”
During her tenure as a county commissioner, Beckman was a champion for transportation projects and leveraged funding from federal, state and local sources for congested intersections in the region. She worked to build one of the premier open space programs in the State of Colorado and founded the South Platte Working Group vand the High Line Canal Working Group. This group brought together local governments to facilitate environmental cleanup, removing junkyards, building trails and protecting environmentally sensitive corridors.
As a freshman legislator, Beckman garnered a leadership role as the ranking member of the Health Insurance and Environment Committee. She has been a fierce advocate for consumer transparency for medical cost and billing. Beckman supported the effort to increase funding for roads and bridges, lead the effort for new school safety funding, leveraged federal funding for fighting the opioid epidemic and fought to make it unlawful to receive kickbacks or bribes related to the administration of Medicaid services.
Beckman grew up in Trinidad and moved to Littleton after graduating from Colorado State University-Pueblo. Before becoming a county commissioner, Beckman served on the Littleton City Council. Today Beckman, and her husband Bruce, retired active duty and Colorado National Guard veteran, retired Littleton police officer, and former Littleton mayor, live in Littleton. Their children Jesse and Mallory both graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins and live and work in the Denver metro area.
More information is available at electsusanbeckman.com.
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