City of residence: Littleton
Profession: Jefferson County Commissioner
Campaign Website: www.TinaForJeffco.com
What makes you the best candidate for District 3?
My experience at RTD and as your County Commissioner have uniquely prepared me to continue as Commissioner. Both have multimillion dollar budgets and both require a firm hand to ensure they stay on track and on budget. I've cut taxes on Jeffco businesses, prioritized the budget, and protected the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. I have a clear vision for Jeffco, including finishing the Jeffco Parkway, repairing our deteriorating roads and carefully managing growth.
What is the most important responsibility of a county commissioner?
Honesty, fairness, transparency and common sense. I work hard to bring a calm and measured demeanor to this position. Drama and partisan bickering have no place on the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners. It is my responsibility as Commissioner to represent my District, but also make good decisions for the entire County.
What is the most pressing issue facing the county?
Fiscal responsibility and growth
How would you deal with that issue?
Fiscal responsibility — Keep taxes low by prioritizing and controlling spending, and defending the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Growth is not a new issue to Jeffco. Jeffco has a robust, citizen approved Comprehensive Master Plan. I am an advocate of careful management of growth to protect existing neighborhoods and the rights of property owners under the guidelines provided by that Master Plan.
What is another issue that you would make a priority if elected?
Transportation — Jeffco is suburban and keeping Jeffco roads in good repair is an huge undertaking – 3,600 total maintained lane miles, 2,900 lane miles of paved roadway and 700 lane miles of gravel roadway. Prioritizing the repairs on these deteriorating roads should be paramount. Additionally, we need to finish the Jefferson County Parkway. Studies have shown that it will reduce congestion and bring new jobs and businesses to energize our economy.
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