“We need a new bipartisan agreement to have a functioning budget”
CARY KENNEDY, ASPIRING DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE TO COLORADO GOVERNOR
El Comercio de Colorado Newsroom
Cary Kennedy is the only woman aspiring to win the Democratic nomination for Colorado’s governorship. Kennedy says he has the experience to hold that high office. She was elected Colorado Treasurer in 2006, holding that position until 2011. She later served as Director of Finance of Denver and Alternate Mayor of that city. As an expert on public administration, Kennedy argues that “we need a new bipartisan agreement to have a functioning budget”.
Kennedy asks to learn from the experience of 2006 and even to repeat it. “We need to keep the budget balanced and taxes low. Colorado deserves a government that will spend your tax money on what actually works,” she said. And she added, “we must make sure that our state can meet the demands of a growing economy. To be successful we should invest more in modern infrastructure and education.”
Kennedy maintains education would be her priority. “I am proud of my participation on the 2000 Amendment 23 approval. I have spent many years fighting for public education for Colorado’s kids,” said. She proposes to expand preschool and kindergarten; improve teachers’ salaries and training; offer technical and professional courses in high school; and facilitate access to college. Kennedy focus her vision on the “need to make sure that progress reaches everyone.”