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Colorado State House District 33 candidate Q&A


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Incumbent
Matt Gray

Democratic Party

AGE
39
RESIDENCE
Broomfield
PROFESSION
Attorney
EDUCATION
B.A. in Philosophy/Political Science, Juris Doctorate
FAMILY
Married to Katie, Dad to Ellie (7) and Theo (4)
EXPERIENCE
Proud to have represented House District 33 for the past four years.

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Why are you seeking public office?
It’s been an honor to serve the people of Broomfield, Superior and Erie over the past four years. We’ve accomplished a lot in advancing paid family and medical leave, criminal justice reform and protecting people who need unemployment insurance in an unprecedented time. We still have a lot of work to do on improving transportation and public education, and I’m excited to do it.

What will your top three priorities be if elected?
Finally funding transportation adequately, finally funding public education adequately, and implementing paid family and medical leave.

Do you support some type of public option health insurance or Medicare for All at the state level? If so, which and why? If not, why not?
I support a public option if structured responsibly, and I trust those working on it. Medicare is a federal program so can’t be implemented at the state level.

Have your views on policing and racism in Colorado changed this year? If so, how?
I learned most about the criminal justice system when I was working in it every day as a prosecutor. I’ve also done a lot of listening in the past year from folks in the community.

Do you place a greater importance on addressing climate change or preserving Colorado’s oil and gas industry? What steps would you take on these issues as a lawmaker?
I think you can be smart about both. As we actively transition to renewable energy, we still need oil and gas, which we can manage responsibly. We also need to address the global threat of climate change, where we’re far behind where we need to be.

Should Colorado consider any new gun laws? If so, which do you support?
Gun safety is an important issue that we should always have an open mind about. We haven’t stopped the epidemic of gun violence, and we shouldn’t stop working until we do.

Mindy Quiachon

Republican Party

AGE
41
RESIDENCE
Broomfield
PROFESSION
Small Business Owner
EDUCATION
B.A. Southern Illinois University
FAMILY
Married with 3 Kids, ages 17, 10, 3
EXPERIENCE
Small Business Owner, serve on the City of Broomfield Housing Advisory Committee, background in Hospitality/Sales/Business, volunteer for inner city programs and outreach charities, Mother of 3, Treasurer of son’s soccer team.

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Why are you seeking public office?
I have the passion and desire to serve my community. I will safeguard our liberties for our children and our grandchildren. I will stand up against government overreach and special interest agendas. I will faithfully support our unalienable constitutional rights. I bring voice of reason, balance, and will represent ALL the residents of House District 33.

What will your top three priorities be if elected?
My top priorities are fighting for school choice, parental choice, community safety, support for small businesses, healthcare, and transportation.

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