Chris Baerns

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Chris Baerns
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Former candidate for
Colorado House of Representatives, District 56
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Christopher "Chris" Baerns was a 2014 Libertarian candidate for District 56 of the Colorado House of Representatives.


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Baerns submitted the following statement to Ballotpedia regarding his political philosophy:[1]

My political philosophy is simple. Individuals will make better choices for themselves, than any elected or appointed official will make for them.

This country was founded upon the belief that the State's role is to protect its citizens natural rights to life, liberty, and property. While the State does provide certain protections to these natural rights, the State is the entity that most infringes on the very rights they were established to protect.

If elected, I hope that I can protect the people not only in my district, but those in the entire state of Colorado, from having their freedoms infringed upon by the State. As intelligent human beings, we should be allowed to make choices that reflect our individual morals, our individual beliefs, and do what we think is best for ourselves and our families. Unlike virtually every elected or appointed official, I don't believe that I know what is better for you than you do. And I will legislate based upon that. [2]

—Chris Baerns, Information submitted on Ballotpedia’s biographical information submission form on September 16, 2014



See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Colorado House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014. Vicki A. Snider was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Kevin Priola was unopposed in the Republican primary. Priola defeated Snider and Chris Baerns (L) in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 56, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Priola Incumbent 63.1% 20,627
     Democratic Vicki A. Snider 32.5% 10,629
     Libertarian Chris Baerns 4.4% 1,439
Total Votes 32,695

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