State Treasurer Walker Stapleton and wife Jenna, Aurora City Council Member Dave Gruber, Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Sharpe running for re-election
A sold-out crowd of members and guests greeted Republican gubernatorial candidate, two- term Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton and his wife Jenna at the October meeting of Cherry Creek Republican Women (CCRW). His introduction included a description of a man of government service and honor following in his family’s footsteps. “I am more convinced than ever that we can win this election!” he said. “The Dems are angrier and angrier and spending more money. Out of 16 candidates, I am the only one to have won statewide twice.” He related personal stories about his three children wanting pets of their own and even being very involved in the campaign and how he choked up when opening one of their backpacks filled with buttons and stickers. “Kids put things in perspective.” His young son wanted to be paid to work on the campaign which made Stapleton realize his son was a capitalist. He said, “We want to pass on a prosperous Colorado. It’s an awesome place to live!” He wants to keep the economy strong and the jobs right here stating that 70 percent of Coloradans are prospering from President Trump’s tax plan. And, gambling dollars should go to roads. His mentioned more than once the need for transparency and getting government aligned instead of soaking the taxpayers. He believes in investing in health care citing 14 counties have only one choice of health care and that many young people pay more for it than their mortgages. On education, he believes transparency should be demanded across all districts and Amendment 64 should be defeated. The impacts affect those who can least afford it. He wants a No on 112 that if passed would take $32 billion out of Colorado’s economy. “Free is really expensive,” he said. “We can’t afford free if our lives are more regulated and mandated. There are no free lunches in life. Free is the false, empty promise of government.” He also supports enhanced border security. About polling, he mentioned that only one out 28 phones are answered and feels the silent majority of Coloradans are willing to work and engage in this election.
Attendees at CCRW filled the ballroom at Glenmoor Country ClubPhotos by Scottie Taylor Iverson
“Women for Walker” Chairs Lynne Cottrell and Jan Cook surround Jenna Stapleton
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