Kevin M. Van Winkle

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Kevin Van Winkle
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Colorado House of Representatives, District 43
Member-elect
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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Kevin M. Van Winkle is a Republican member-elect of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 43.

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Van Winkle's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs & the Economy

  • Excerpt: "Kevin vows to oppose job killing tax and fee increases. He will work to reduce fees (such as vehicle registration fees), roll back burdensome and unnecessary regulations and get government out of the way so that the people of Highlands Ranch can more freely live, work and grow in our great state."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Parents, not bureaucrats in Washington, Denver or the Unions, know the specific educational needs of their children. For that reason, Kevin thinks parents should be empowered to choose the most effective education for their children. Furthermore, kids from all backgrounds should have the equal opportunity to succeed."

Higher Education

  • Excerpt: "That means when two average college graduates get married, they must start their young family under the burden of more than $50,000 of debt! This is a crisis and while it’s been caused by several factors, politicians in both federal and state government have played a big role. Kevin would work to stop and reverse the dangerous cycle of tuition and fee increases."

Energy

  • Excerpt: "Kevin knows the high cost of heating our homes in winter, keeping them cool in the summer and the gas tank full. We not only have to pay for rising energy prices directly, but it’s a cost all our Highlands Ranch businesses and grocery stores must pass on to you, the customer."

Health Care

  • Excerpt: "Kevin is committed to supporting common-sense health care reforms that will lower costs, promote quality and preserve health care choices."

Elections

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. Henry M. Barlow was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Kevin M. Van Winkle was unopposed in the Republican primary. Van Winkle defeated Barlow in the general election.[2][3]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Van Winkle's endorsements included the following:[4]

  • Arapahoe-Douglas-Elbert Medical Society
  • Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry (Colorado’s State Chamber of Commerce)
  • Colorado Association of REALTORS
  • Colorado Concern
  • Colorado Medical Society
  • Mountain West Credit Union Association
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • NRA-Colorado
  • Rocky Mountain Gun Owners
  • District Attorney George Brauchler
  • Douglas County Commissioner Jack Hilbert
  • Douglas County Commissioner Jill Repella
  • Douglas County Commissioner Roger Partridge
  • Douglas County State Representative Chris Holbert
  • Douglas County State Representative Frank McNulty
  • Douglas County State Senator Mark Scheffel, Asst. Senate Minority Leader
  • Douglas County State Senator Ted Harvey
  • Douglas County State Senator Tom Wiens (Ret)
  • State Senator Andy McElhany (Minority Leader, Ret)
  • State Representative Libby Szabo, Asst. Minority Leader

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