Arthur Erwin, candidate for House District 24


Party: Republican

City: Golden

Profession: Human Resource Director

Campaign Website: or

What makes you the best choice for this office?

I am a firm believer in the Colorado Tax Payer Bill Of Rights (TABOR) and I believe government should only be as big as is necessary to do its job.

What can the Legislature do to ease the strain of rising housing prices on Colorado residents?

This is a simple question without a simple answer. My son-in-law recently got out of the Marines and I moved my granddaughter, daughter and him in with me. I do not feel there is a realistic legislative solution without infringing on the rights of property owners.

What can be done to ensure the state’s transportation system will be able to accommodate continued population growth?

In the past 20 years the states budget has rose approximately one billion dollars a year without any increase the transportation budget. With just the increases in what is being included in transportation the amount spent on infrastructure suh as maintaining roads and bridges has decreased and then with inflation we are spending way less and expecting the same results. Transportation needs made a priority not just an area to under fund.

What two issues demand more attention in the upcoming Legislative session than they received in the previous one, and why?

They would be transportation an the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA). Transportation funding has been ignored and left stagnate for too many years already. PERA is the states largest unfunded liability and more of a solution than just kicking the can down the road is needed.

If elected, what must you accomplish in order for you to consider your term a success?

Defense of the Tax Payer Bill Of Rights (TABOR) by such measures as removing "work arounds" such as calling taxes "fees." And keeping the size of government in check.

Election 2018, HD24


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