Report:

Candidates & their Views on Colorado

Released by: Environment Colorado

Executive Summary

It is campaign season yet again, and among the many choices voters will face this November, we will be electing a new Governor.

Our organizations (Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center, Audubon Colorado, Colorado Wildlife Federation, Colorado Trout Unlimited, and Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts) will each work with this next leader as they make decisions every day that not only impact our state’s economy, but our quality of life as well. This is why we have joined forces to interview each of the candidates on a variety of issues that we believe are critical to the future of Colorado.

We asked all three candidates to participate, we gave them two weeks to submit their answers, we gave them all the same nine questions and asked them to limit their answers to 150 words per question. What follows are the verbatim responses we received from Tom Tancredo, running on the American Constitution ticket, and John Hickenlooper, the Democratic candidate.

We did not receive a response from Dan Maes, the Republican candidate, in time for publication. We hope you find these responses useful and informative and we encourage you to ask the candidates directly about these important issues. And we encourage you to check all the candidates’ websites and other sources to find out more information on these and other matters.