Announcement: Endorsed by The Denver Post & The Colorado Springs Independent


October 20, 2012
Endorsement: 11 Candidates for the Colorado House of Representatives

House District 18: In this district, which includes parts of Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, we think incumbent Pete Lee, a Democrat, deserves a second term and would better serve the district than Republican Jennifer George.

Lee has a business background and passed an important restorative justice bill that encourages criminals to take responsibility for their crimes. He continues to push for business development. Voters would be wise to return him to office for another term.

To read the full article go to the DenverPost.com or Click Here.

House District 18, Pete Lee (D) vs. Jennifer George (R): Lee has proven an effective first-term lawmaker, though Republicans clearly were intent this year on killing his bills in committee as part of an effort to unseat him… We have admired Lee for his long-standing commitment to restorative justice (also the area of his biggest legislative accomplishment), in which first offenders are prompted to understand fully the impact on their victims and society, and allowed the opportunity for restitution. It’s effective in reducing recidivism and the high cost of avoidable incarceration, both of which offer tangible benefits to society…

We’re concerned that George has chosen not to fill out most questionnaires from numerous local citizens groups, and ducked the Citizens Project debate co-hosted by FOX 21 and the Independent. We have observed that candidates not responsive before the election are often equally unresponsive when elected…

We’d like to see how much Lee could accomplish as part of a House majority.  Vote Lee.
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Individual Endorsements - I am honored to be endorsed by many great individuals and organizations. The full list can be found here. It is a true bipartisan effort from all over the community – the list includes not only Democrats, but Republicans and Independents as well.  We have the support of business owners and workers, fire fighters, police, teachers, principals, nurses, doctors, lawyers, judges, artists, community volunteers,  present and former elected officials and scores of others.  I thank them all for their support and assistance.

Dear House District 18,

The election season is ending soon and as they say, “things are about to get interesting,”.  Before it gets too hectic, I want to thank everyone who continues to help us by walking, phoning, inputting data, placing signs and doing the myriad of tasks needed for a successful campaign. I could not do this without you and I am truly humbled and grateful for your support.

Endorsements - I am honored to announce the list of individuals and organizations who have endorsed my candidacy for House District 18. The full list can be found here It is a true bipartisan effort from all over the community – the list includes not only Democrats, but Republicans and Independents as well.  We have the support of business owners and workers, fire fighters, police, teachers, principals, nurses, doctors, lawyers, judges, artists, community volunteers,  present and former elected officials and scores of others.  We thank them all for their support and assistance.

Fundraising and Television - I hope you have seen and heard our TV and radio spots.  You can view the TV ads here. Thanks to all who contributed to fund this endeavor. It has worked so well for us, that we hear our opponent and her supporters will be following our game plan.  But rather than describing real solutions and thoughtful policy, the opposition is going negative -distorting, misrepresenting, and even lying about my record. Of course, we will respond with the truth – and as I stated at the beginning of this campaign, I will not resort to name calling. Instead, I will continue to talk about my plan to grow the economy and create jobs.  I will focus on real bipartisan solutions, not canned rhetoric.

Citizens Project Candidate Forum – Please attend the forum sponsored by the Pikes Peak Equality Coalition, the NAACP and others on Tuesday October 16 at 5:00 PM at Stargazers Theater.  Ask hard questions and learn what the candidates stand for- and against.

Finally, as we head into these last few weeks, I still need to raise a few dollars to keep our message on the airwaves and our canvassers knocking on doors. As you’ve heard me mention, House District 18 is the top target in the state – if you’ve been thinking about contributing, or making another contribution, now is the time. Your donation here will make a huge difference.

As always, I continue to work hard and to listen to your ideas.  Contact me at reppete@gmail.com or call me at  719-460-2834.

Sincerely,
Pete Lee
State Representative, House District 18