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Election Guide: Kennedy, Stapleton face off for state treasurer

Cary Kennedy
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From the state treasurer website, http://www.colorado.gov/treasuryhttp://www.colorado.gov/treasury: The Colorado State Treasury is the constitutional custodian of the public’s funds. It is the Treasury’s duty to manage and account for the citizens’ tax dollars from the time they are received until the time they are disbursed. : The Colorado State Treasury is the constitutional custodian of the public’s funds. It is the Treasury’s duty to manage and account for the citizens’ tax dollars from the time they are received until the time they are disbursed.

http://www.colorado.gov/treasury: The Colorado State Treasury is the constitutional custodian of the public’s funds. It is the Treasury’s duty to manage and account for the citizens’ tax dollars from the time they are received until the time they are disbursed.

Cary Kennedy

Democrat, incumbent

Education:Education: Bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University, master’s degree from Columbia University, law degree from the University of Denver Bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University, master’s degree from Columbia University, law degree from the University of Denver

Education: Bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University, master’s degree from Columbia University, law degree from the University of Denver



Website:Website: http://www.kennedyfortreasurer.comhttp://www.kennedyfortreasurer.com

Website: http://www.kennedyfortreasurer.com

Cary Kennedy has served as state treasurer since 2007. She began her career as a budget analyst in Colorado Gov. Roy Romer’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting before working as a fiscal analyst for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. She then worked with Educare Colorado and the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In 2004-05, Kennedy was policy director for House Speaker Andrew Romanoff.



■ On the budget■ On the budget

■ On the budget

According to Kennedy’s website, she kept the state out of investments tied to the subprime market, rejected proposals to invest state dollars in risky stock portfolios, and seven months before the banking crisis hit, she diversified a 33 percent chunk of Colorado’s investment pool that had been in the hands of one bank. Under Kennedy, the state’s investments have maintained positive earnings and posted a 3 percent gain in the past fiscal year. She also says she has protected Colorado’s strong credit at a time other states have been downgraded.

Walker Stapleton

Republican

Education:Education: Undergraduate degree from Williams College, graduate degree in business economics from the London School of Economics, master of business administration from Harvard University Undergraduate degree from Williams College, graduate degree in business economics from the London School of Economics, master of business administration from Harvard University

Education: Undergraduate degree from Williams College, graduate degree in business economics from the London School of Economics, master of business administration from Harvard University

Website:Website: http://www.stapletonforcolorado.comhttp://www.stapletonforcolorado.com

Website: http://www.stapletonforcolorado.com

Walker Stapleton is a real estate investor and president and CEO of SonomaWest Holdings, a small publicly traded real estate company. Stapleton serves on the board of the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation and the Tipitina’s Foundation in New Orleans.

■ On the budget■ On the budget

■ On the budget

According to Stapleton’s website, Ken­nedy’s claims about balancing the budget are misleading because the state used federal stimulus money to achieve that. He said he doesn’t think Colorado should have to rely on federal bailouts to balance the budget. Stapleton also states there is a “spend now and pay for it later” culture that must stop, starting with the end of automatic funding increases in state government. Stapleton aims to “take funding off autopilot, be innovative, and figure out how Colorado can do more with less,” adding that “we need to inject some of this private sector common sense back into government.” He also wants to restore spending caps at the Capitol.


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