Kerry Tipper, Democratic candidate for HD28

Posted 6/12/18

Why are you seeking this office? This is an opportunity to serve my community, bring people together, and strive daily to improve lives. I grew up in Lakewood and am committed to connecting with …

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Kerry Tipper, Democratic candidate for HD28

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Why are you seeking this office?

This is an opportunity to serve my community, bring people together, and strive daily to improve lives. I grew up in Lakewood and am committed to connecting with residents on a personal level. Too often, politicians are disconnected from the people they represent. That’s not me; it never will be.

What makes you the most qualified person for the position?

I offer a new perspective and energy to this position. Like many Coloradans, I grew up in a bicultural home. My mother is a Costa Rican immigrant (my first language is Spanish) and my father was a combat veteran and a Jeffco public school teacher. Inspired by their commitment to service, I became an attorney. Over the last eight years, I’ve protected consumers, worked with survivors of domestic violence, advocated for criminal justice reform, prosecuted discrimination and civil rights cases, and advised state agencies here in Colorado that keep the public safe.

What would your top two priorities be if elected?

Healthcare: Navigating the healthcare system the last year-and-a-half of my father’s life was financially, physically, and emotionally overwhelming. It shouldn’t be like this. I am personally committed to lowering healthcare costs and prescription drug prices, increasing transparency, and improving overall health outcomes for all Coloradans. 

Education: I graduated from an excellent Jeffco public school almost 20 years ago and believe that today’s kids deserve the same opportunities I had. I’m committed to prioritizing education funding, fighting privatization of our public schools, and ensuring that every student has an excellent public education, no matter what ability or need they have.

What else should the voters know about you?

As we have seen over the last year or so, elections have consequences. Don’t sit this one out! Your voice matters. If you have any questions about a particular issue, please email me through my website, www.kerrytipper.com, or call my cell phone at 303-949-1411.

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