Representative Joe Salazar
Kicks Off
2014 Re-election Campaign

Please Join
Joe

July 16th
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
1206 E. 101st Ave.
Thornton, CO 80229

Please join us for conversation and hors d'oeuvres
Suggested Donation: $50

RSVP
720-244-4961 or nicolehanlen@gmail.com


 

VIP Brunch with Norman Goldman!

Sunday July 20
At the home of Jim Joy and Nicole Hanlen
1206 E. 101st Ave, Thornton
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Suggested Donation--$30/person, $50/couple

For directions call 303 451-7612

Norman Goldman, famed radio talk show host, has graciously agreed to stay an additional day after the JFK Dinner to help us raise money for Adams County candidates.  Legislative candidates have agreed to pitch in to help.  The proceeds
will pay for a flyer promoting the candidacy of Democratic Candidates
for Adams County offices:

Manuel Solano                                  John Schaul
Steve O’Dorisio                                 Steve Douglas
                Wilma Rose                                 Monica Broncia-Jordan
Rick Reigenborn                               Cynthia Martinez


Please feel free to contact me about the issues most important to you and your family!
My phone number is (303) 895-7044 and my email address is repsalazar31@gmail.com.

Representative Joe Salazar
Colorado House District 31

 


Joe's "Baa Na'Godi" "Noticias" "News" - April 3, 2014

As many of you know, I have been a staunch opponent of SB93 - a bill that would allow oil and petroleum pipeline companies to condemn private land through the power of eminent domain. I have diligently worked to oppose this bill.

This morning on the House floor, the bill was laid over until May 9, 2014, which means that the bill is effectively killed.

While I know that some members of my own Democratic Caucus are upset with me for my efforts to oppose the bill, many members of both parties have thanked me for taking the strong lead in opposing the bill.

Bottom line, I do not believe that a for-profit company should have the awesome power of eminent domain to condemn a person's private property. Certainly, they have the right to negotiate leasing land from private property owners, but it must be done on as equal footing as possible with the landowner.

During testimony, many landowners discussed how oil and petroleum companies would use the threat of eminent domain to force landowners to accept lowball offers. We heard testimony about oil and petroleum companies placing pipelines within feet of houses and areas where children play; these companies refused to negotiate placement with landowners.

This type of irresponsible and heavy-handed behavior demonstrates to me that for-profit oil and petroleum pipeline companies are not mature enough to use the power of eminent domain in a cautious, humane, or responsible manner. Land equals wealth and, for many people, their land may be the only wealth they have.

I am happy I succeeded in my fight against SB93. I fought this battle for landowners in rural Colorado and in the Metro area. I thank many of you for your words of encouragement and support during this fight.


Joe Salazar - State Representative House District 31

When I was growing up, I would dream about what it would be like to be raised on the farm in Colorado’s San Luis Valley or on the ranch in northern New Mexico. My family has been farmers and ranchers there for numerous generations. But, my parents made the decision to raise my brother and me in Thornton because they wanted us to have every opportunity life could offer.

I was four-years-old when we moved to Thornton. At that time, there was hardly anything north of 120th Avenue, except for farmland. I am proud to say that I have grown up alongside the City of Thornton, attending Woodglenn Elementary, Northeast Junior High School , and graduating from Thornton High School in 1989.

Growing up in Thornton was the best thing my parents could have done for me. I went on to graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I then became a civil rights and criminal investigator for the State of Colorado. In 2003, I graduated from the University of Denver with a law degree and started up my own firm where I fight for the unemployed and disadvantaged individuals against bad government. In sum, I have spent my whole adult life making sure that the rights of hard working Coloradans are protected.

Being raised in Thornton means knowing the virtues and values of a hard working community - where grinding out a living for our children is not only a necessity, but defines who we are as Coloradans. We care about our children’s future. We care about education. We care about our jobs.

Moving Forward/Adelante,

 

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