Taking the time and coming to you….

Taking the time and coming to you….

We’re in full swing now on the campaign and that includes coming to you, to your door. I want to spend time learning about what you care about. I want to know what matters and is important to you and your family.  I trust you! I believe in you! The

Here’s the Spirit!

Here’s the Spirit!

I was so proud of my friend, Tiko! Let me introduce my friend, Dr. Tiko Hardy, Ph.D. Dr. Hardy presented her dissertation this week to an audience of friends, family, peers, and her evaluators.  Dr. Hardy’s research was about Community Health Centers (CHC) and how to ensure customer satisfaction. Not

Winning at a Dream

Winning at a Dream

Amy’s Doughnuts. Wow! It is a terrific find!  Located right here in our House District, this shop puts out doughnuts like you might find on the Food Network Channel. Now, this is what I am talking about. Amy’s Doughnuts, Andy’s Meat Market, even Dunkin’ Doughnuts – these are all local

Suspend Sales Tax License Fee

Suspend Sales Tax License Fee

On Tuesday, July 1, 2014, the Colorado Springs City Council discussed three sales tax license ordinances. Our City Councilwoman, Helen Collins, introduced these measures earlier in June (http://tinyurl.com/pccgd5n), the ordinance revision passed 5 to 4, and Mayor Bach vetoed the license fee measures. In fact, Councilwoman Collins worked on these

Unity! Unity for the Sake of our Community.

Unity! Unity for the Sake of our Community.

Americans throughout our Country should unite. Americans, young, old, rich, poor, male, female, wounded, healed, safe, in danger, Republican, and Democrat, WE should unite to work together to make our communities better, businesses stronger, our education unparalleled, and our families and children safer. We need to elect true leaders. Leaders

Juneteenth! Justice Past, Present, & Future

Juneteenth! Justice Past, Present, & Future

On June 19th, 1865, the United States Army took action in Galveston, Texas to enforce the official abolition of slavery following the Civil War, as previously mandated by the Emancipation Proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln. In subsequent years, the celebration of this historic occasion became known as Juneteenth (short for June 19th).

Meeting neighbors and friends

Meeting neighbors and friends

What a great time I’m having walking precincts and meeting each of my new found neighbors and friends. Each of us has our story to tell. I want to learn more about what matters to each of you and I hope I visit everyone before November. Every story tells me

Memorial Day – A time to remember

Memorial Day – A time to remember

Dear Friends and fellow Americans, I often look to history and reflect on my own family each Memorial Day. Today, in history, I think back to President Lincoln. In 1863 at Gettysburg, President Lincoln reminded us that through their deeds, the dead had spoken more eloquently for themselves than any

Shades of Brown Festival

Shades of Brown Festival

    The Shades of Brown Festival! What a great time we had!  I met wonderful people, fantastic music, ate great food, enjoyed the car show, and saw booming businesses and entrepreneurs! Yes, people risking all to reach for the American Dream!  We need to give these brilliant people a

Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

I had a wonderful time with friends at the New Urbanites celebration and breakfast and then joining the car show at the Freedom Financial Center. What a terrific day and I appreciated the dancing and the great folks that were there! Some of the little children were amazing and had

Kit Roupe Appointed to PPACG Community Advisory Committee

Kit Roupe Appointed to PPACG Community Advisory Committee

Kit Roupe is appointed as a Citizen-At-Large member of the Pikes Peak Area Council of Government’s (PPACG) Community Advisory Committee (CAC) effective May 31, 2014. Working for Us! Fighting for Us! We only Win for House District 17 when we have a face and a name at the table. Being

Coffee & Tea Meet-and-Greet with Kit Roupe

Coffee & Tea Meet-and-Greet with Kit Roupe

Saturday, April 27, 2014 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 211 Crestridge Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 Hosted by Hannah & Ken, come meet Your House District 17 candidate, Kit Roupe. Kit will share her thoughts about the issues, how she will work for us in Denver, and answer questions. Campaign

U.S. Virtual Training Center Meet and Greet

U.S. Virtual Training Center Meet and Greet

APRIL 12, 2014, 11:00 A.M. to 2 P.M. The Virtual Training Center was a great place to meet friends and neighbors and talk about personal safety.  You may be confronted where the police are not nearby or anyone else for that matter. Faced with different scenarios, you can learn what

Please Come to My Home for a Pre-Caucus Open House

Please Come to My Home for a Pre-Caucus Open House

Friends, Our campaign to give Southeast Colorado Springs a voice again in the Colorado House is ramping up and gaining momentum. House District 17 is the ultimate swing district. Since 2006, this district has switched parties every two years. Prior to that, House District 17 was a Republican district. We

House District 17 Christmas Reception

House District 17 Christmas Reception

Friends, We’re entering the holiday season, a time of reflection and fellowship. In the spirit of the season, I would like you to join me at my home for a holiday meet and greet. Please join us this Saturday at my home on Lakewood Circle for casual conversation and refreshments.