Politicians like to talk about why they matter. But the simple truth is that no one matters more than you, the voter. You have the power to choose who will represent you in our government.

My name is Kit Roupe. I’m running to be our state representative in House District 17 because families, small business owners, veterans, students, and everyone in our community deserve representation that empowers “you”, not the government.

I’m no politician, but I have lived in your shoes. As a single mom and former military servicewoman, I know what hard work looks like. What it feels like to live paycheck to paycheck.

Because of this, I will stand up and fight for new ideas to get Southeast Colorado Springs back on track. Politicians in Denver have only hurt the middle class and plundered hard working men and women in our neighborhoods.

That is why I am asking for your vote, by returning your mail ballot today.