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was a 2012 Republican
candidate for District 41
of the Colorado House of Representatives
He was also a 2012 Republican candidate for District 28 of the Colorado State Senate.
Carlson's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Reduce burdensome taxes and regulation to allow the economy to grow thus increase revenues to fully fund state programs. "
- Excerpt: "Finding a balance that isn't too burdensome on businesses while preserving Colorado's beautiful lands. "
- Excerpt: "Provide Colorado students the best education through vouchers and charter schools. Making sure the legislature not the courts tell the state how to fund education. Push colleges and universities into having a balance of philosophical teaching in the classroom."
- Excerpt: "Reduce burdensome taxes and regulations on farmers and ranchers for their fuel, equipment and pesticides."
- Excerpt: "Colorado has a vast wealth in minerals that can provide jobs and revenues in a safe environmentally friendly way that will protect our beautiful state."
- See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012
Carlson ran in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 41. He was defeated by Jovan Melton (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
Carlson was not on the primary ballot but replaced Robert Miles, who withdrew from the race. Carlson was named to the ballot by an Arapahoe County vacancy committee on August 23.
|Colorado House of Representatives, District 41, General Election, 2012
|| Art Carlson
|| JM "Maria J" Fay
Carlson received endorsements from:
- Joy Hoffman - Arapahoe County Republican Chairwoman
- John Andrews - Former Senate President
- Chris Holbert - State representative District 44
- Kevin Priola - State representative District 30
- Diane Holbert - Douglas County Treasurer
- Ryan Frazier - Former Aurora City Councilman
- Mort Marks - Lt Col Army Retired
- Bob Roth - Aurora City Council
- Bob LeGare - Aurora City Council
- Randy Corporon - Attorney
- Micah Mamaro - Former President Aurora Republican Forum
- Brad Wagnon - Former House District 41 Candidate
- Kent Cottrell
- Lynne Cottrell
- Dustin Zvonek
- David Casiano - Mayor of Parker CO
- Marjorie Haun - Reagan Girl Blog
- Bruce Peterson
- Mary Kay Peterson
- Dick Poole
- Marty Smith
- Cindy Smith
- Sean Verhoeff - Director Young Conservative Leaders of Colorado
- See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2012
Carlson ran in the 2012 election for Colorado State Senate District 28. He was defeated by John Lyons in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012.
|Colorado State Senate, District 28 Republican Primary, 2012
| Art Carlson
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