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Dylan Roberts: A track record of results for Eagle and Routt counties

House District 26, Eagle County and Routt County, has been my home for almost my entire life. I grew up in Steamboat and now am lucky to live in Eagle County. It has been an honor to serve as the state representative for this district, and I look forward to continue serving for two more years.

Here’s why: Colorado is changing. Our state is growing. People want to live in Colorado to enjoy its natural beauty, open their businesses and start their families here. In our mountain communities, especially, we must take concerted effort to ensure that our seniors can stay here, new families can get their start here and our working class can make a home here, all while protecting the natural beauty of our part of the country.

Dylan Roberts

Every since I began serving as your state representative, I have worked to achieve results that prepare Colorado for the future and make people’s lives better. I passed six bills during the 2018 legislative session — every single one of them was bipartisan. These included a bill to help Colorado Mountain College free up financial resources. I passed a bill to help rural towns in the face of an economic downturn. I also passed a bill based on a problem faced by a constituent in Eagle County: 9-year-old Quintin who has epilepsy who was not able to get his seizure medicine at school because state law prohibited it. We wrote a bill to change the law, Quintin came to the Colorado Capitol to testify, it passed, was signed by the governor, and when Quintin started school last month, he was able to get the medicine he needs at school.

On the issues most important to this district — the cost of health insurance, affordable housing and protecting our environment — I have emerged as a bipartisan coalition-builder for results. I wrote a bill that would bring badly needed competition into the health insurance market by creating a public option or a health insurance co-op to give you choice and lower your premiums and it passed the house with a large bipartisan majority. I displayed the same bipartisan leadership with efforts to study how the state can be a better partner for local efforts around affordable housing, protecting our precious clean water and taking on the outrageous increase in prescription drug costs.

With every vote I take and every bill I co-sponsor, I have your concerns in mind. I have held 16 town halls across these two counties and truly listen to what is important to you. My cellphone is 970-846-3054 and my email is dylan.roberts.house@state.co.us — be in touch anytime.

In the face of partisan dysfunction in D.C., our state legislature should be a place where productive governing can get done, and Colorado has an opportunity to lead the nation. In order to do this, we need representatives who study the issues, base their legislation in facts and have the experience of reaching across the aisle to get results. I am the only candidate in this race that does not just talk about our challenges but has specific ideas and a track record of results for Eagle and Routt counties. I will continue this effective action as your state representative.

When I step into the Capitol every day, I am humbled to represent this beautiful district that I am lucky to call home. It is an honor to serve you, and I would be grateful for the opportunity to continue serving for two more years.

Dylan Roberts

Colorado House District 26 Democratic incumbent

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