SAN LUIS VALLEY

My home all of my life.  I will stand and protect the way of life in the San Luis Valley.  My Grandfather was Cherokee.  He and my Great Grandfather took an expedition for a Pueblo Chieftain reporter in the summer of 1927 to the Great Sand Dunes National Park.  There he showed the reporter the burial grounds near the sand dunes and all the spear points, arrowheads, and even skulls that were from Indian tribes who lived here in the San Luis Valley.  My roots go deep and I respect this land in which we live.  I respect the water which is the lifeblood of our valley.  We as District 62, will stand and protect what is ours for the sake of the entire district.

WATER

Remember these?

Which one are we going to have?

The very lifeblood of our land, water.  The very commodity that is taken for granted until it is threatened and nearly gone.  We will not take for granted the abundance of life in which the San Luis Valley was blessed with.  We will keep our water for future generations to come.  We will respect the land in which God has blessed us.  We will fight for the future of farming and the way of life in rural Colorado and particularly in the San Luis Valley.  Our water will stay here where God put it.

The San Luis Valley will NOT become a dried up waste land!

We will keep our water and thrive in Southern Colorado.  I am determined and committed to be a formidable force to fight for our water.

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Carol Riggenbach will be a great addition to the Colorado general assembly. She will bring a much needed voice to the Capitol supporting rural Colorado values and principles and the unique ability to represent agriculture, water, and other interests important to HD 62 constituents.

– Senator Cleave Simpson

FREEDOM

Our current politicians are disillusioned and drunk with power.  Are they true warriors for the people?  Who are they fighting for?  These may be strong words but it’s time for strong words.  No more will we play patty cake while our rights as Americans are stripped from us.  No more will we watch our seniors suffer under medical tyrants.  No more will we watch our children suffer terribly from school curriculum that strips their innocence.  No more will we watch them suffocate under dictators who don’t care what Mom’s, Dad’s, and Grandparent’s have to say.  No more will we watch healthcare workers and teachers at the forefront of this apostasy suffering as they are dictated what to do to our precious families.  No more.

CRIME

Defund the police?  Really!?  Why are we disrespecting our police officers?  Because there are some corrupt ones who don’t hold to their sworn pledge to protect and defend the constitution which gives us rights as Americans?  We have a strong foundation to build police forces that will defend, protect and serve our communities.  We have a strong foundation to hold district attorneys accountable to the districts in which they serve.  The power is in the people.  We will stand and hold our district attorneys and judges accountable to uphold the American Justice system in its raw and pure form with honor and respect to the people.

GUN CONTROL

Where do I stand on gun control? I support our 2nd amendment 100%. In Colorado, the Democrats’ rejected a Republican proposal to fund our schools’ efforts for security and school resource officers with $30 million. They said “no” to protecting our children from mass shootings. Our children are too valuable to leave unprotected. Mass shootings are far more complicated than getting rid of certain guns or increasing age limits or wait periods. None of that would have stopped any one of the many shooters we have suffered through in the United States. Once the American people give any gun rights away, there will be no stopping the government’s restrictions. Open the door a crack and it will be bust wide open and we could loose them all.

LIFE AND HEALTHCARE

I believe in life.  I believe Colorado can become known for life and not death. Government needs to get out of our medical decisions.  We, as Americans, need to be free to seek the healthcare we choose and physicians need to be free to practice medicine as they have been taught.  One train of thought should not rule our state or our country.  Our healthcare and patient rights are under attack.  I’ve been in the middle of what the government has done to seniors and people of all ages who have had to go to the hospital or live in a long-term care facility.  This is the United States of America and as Americans seeking care, we have constitutional rights whether we are in or out of a facility.

Why did last year’s legislature have to increase abortion from 6 months to full term where a mother can actually decide to kill her baby as she is pushing the baby out? Read the new abortion act that was signed on April 4, 2022 by Governer Polis, and decide for yourself how you feel about it.

People need quality healthcare and physicians need time to deliver such.  It’s time we spent money on the physical, mental and emotional health of our people instead of just talking about it.

HOUSING

Why is homelessness skyrocketing and affecting so many communities even in rural areas?  Is there enough housing?  Is it affordable? Why aren’t people working and contributing to the community?  Why can’t a young person get housing?  We need to ask some questions to get to the answers.  Let’s get to the bottom of the issue, pray for wisdom, and come up with a solution to help and not do further harm.

EXPERIENCE FROM THE BARN TO THE BOARDROOM