Republican: El Paso County, CO
HOUSE DISTRICT 17 CANDIDATE
House District: 17
Campaign Website URL: www.StovallForYou.com
Email Address: Campaign.firstname.lastname@example.org
Military Background: Veteran’s Wife
Resident of the El Paso County: 40 years
What experience (personal, professional, other) would you bring to your role as Representative that will benefit our state?
I am a Christian community advocate and engagement specialist with years of experience in supporting citizens. I support groups or the individual with community -based resources. I empower the people at all levels. I demand accountability from government as I help others to create solutions.
I have served on non-profit boards, run my own business from 2000 – 2020, and I have raised two families. Protecting protect parents’ rights and religious freedoms will be high in my priorities.
What is your vision for being a Colorado State Representative?
My vision is to bring a strong problem-solving approach to law making. Let’s use laws to help Coloradans as they move away from the lack of affordability, decreased public safety and disrespect from government and media that is so prevalent in HD17.
Measurable outcomes – not feelings will be our criteria for success.
Do you believe that elections in Colorado should be conducted differently? Should voters in Colorado be required to verify their identity and residential status in the respective counties in which they vote? Are you in favor of a single-day, in-person voting system consisting of all-paper ballots? Why or why not?
Verification of both identity and residential status with a photo ID is fair and should be implemented everywhere in Colorado. I do believe these verification steps should be conducted within the respective counties in which voters vote.
Poll watchers and election judges are the best line of defense against irregularities. Election judges are in the ballot counting areas, watching and verifying the ballot count. Early voting and Election Day should be it. Absentee ballots for military and those who can show (through reservations, surgery dates, disabled, hospitalized, etc.) that they cannot vote those days should be able to vote absentee.
I am concerned with mail in ballots for everyone because it creates a real risk for fraud.
What is your position on the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR)?
I understand why it was necessary to bring more accountability to government in this area. Coloradans support this law and so do I.
As a State Representative, what will you do to improve the education of our K – 12 students? What is your position on parental authority in education, including school choice?
I encourage legislation that encourages good instruction, high academic standards and accountability initiatives not only for teachers, but parents and students as well. School choice is common sense and will always be. I support vouchers and all forms of school choice.
As taxpayers, Parents are the customer being served. Boards, teachers, and administrators/staff must treat parents as those being served and not as a subordinate who should receive dictates. I will support all law that supports parental rights.
Do you believe that the government has the legal power and authority to dictate what a person does with his or her body? If so, how?
If this question relates to vaccination, citizens should decide their own health paths and vaccine status as relates to them. For children, parents should decide regarding immunizations in general and COVID-19. In particular. No exceptions. We do not need more government control in health.
What will you do as Colorado State Representative to protect our 1st Amendment rights to: the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, peaceably assembly, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances, all of which are becoming more difficult to exercise in America (and around the world)?
It is always time for all of us to vigorously fight for our rights. I will work to make sure our citizens KNOW their rights and refuse to be railroaded out of them.
According to the Colorado Constitution – The people of this state have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves.
That principle will guide ALL my legislative activity as well as attempts to bring strong influence to maintaining the rights of our citizens: the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
In other words, I will always fight for our rights.
Do you believe that gun ownership is a civil right, and what are your positions in regards to red flag laws, magazine capacity bans, legislation that regulates gun storage, and permitless “Constitutional carry”?
The Constitution upholds the right to keep and bear arms – allowing people to possess weapons for the preservation of life, liberty, and property. I support this wholeheartedly.
For better or worse, our red flag laws are on the books for rare/extreme situations. These laws are rarely utilized and I am open to supporting legislation that amends these laws .
Magazine capacity bans may be overreaction to the Aurora shooting but are still on the books and must be obeyed. Legislation that regulates gun storage increases safety. The Constitutional Carry law just passed this week and I know that many are pleased with that.
How do you believe that tax revenue in Colorado should be best utilized to improve our infrastructure?
Our infrastructure shortfall is huge. We must do better. Also, getting Coloradans back to work will reduce costs of social welfare programs. Corporate welfare needs to be reduced as well
The resulting increase in funds should be realigned to our highest needs in infrastructure. According to the Infrastructure Report Card, our biggest problem spots are –Water, Roads and Schools. We need billions worth of drinking water to get through the coming decades. We should protect our water rights. Schools have an estimated $640 million dollar shortfall. We must use our money more effectively.
Bad roads are currently costing each motorist $651 each annually. We need to fix our roads without breaking the bank.
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