Candidate Q&A: Mary Parker, for House District 22


Mary Parker, candidate for House District 22

Profession: Retired

Residence: Littleton

Party: Democrat


What makes you the best choice for this office?

My experience as a small business owner and as a Systems Engineer for Hewlett-Packard gives me good insight into the difficult decisions that must be made to protect workers without unduly burdening employers. In addition, as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for the past 13 years, I've worked with struggling families and children who are at-risk.

If elected, what would your top issue be?

My top issue would be dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

If elected, what would you want to accomplish in order for you to consider the term a success?

If I could help the state recover from the healthcare, economic, and financial crises that have resulted from the COVID-19 virus, I would consider the term to be a success.

Your view on TABOR reform efforts?

I support TABOR reform efforts and believe that we must eliminate the onerous constraints TABOR places on the amount of revenue the state is allowed to bring in and retain.

The Red Flag law went into effect this year. Has it been a good law, and would you change anything?

The Red Flag law has proven to be a good law. I would support any improvements that might be identified by a review and analysis of the instances it has been used.


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