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Holiday Greetings and Best Wishes for a Safe and Prosperous 2014

February 25th, 2014

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Our service men and women decorating the Capitol Christmas tree

During this special time of year, my thoughts are filled with family, friends, the citizens of my district, and those who have faced significant tragedy or loss during 2013. This year,  floods, drought, fires, and violence have ravaged many Colorado communities, yet we all pulled together and did our best to support one another. Let us hope that 2014 will bring a gentler time and allow for our losses to heal.

As many of you know, this will be my final session in the Colorado Senate due to constitutional term limits. It has been my honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Southern, Central and Western Colorado, representing Senate District 5 (SD5), over the past seven years. I look forward to finishing my service in 2014 in the same robust manner that has guided my work thus far, protecting our unique quality of life and fighting for opportunity for the residents of Colorado’s rural communities.

After a busy summer and fall spent meeting with citizens and local elected officials, and holding public meetings on issues including the new Colorado Water Plan, I am now preparing for what promises to be a productive 2014 legislative session. My bills will, in part, reflect the work of the interim committees on which I served, including the Capital Development Committee, the Joint Technology Committee, and the Water Resources Review Committee. They will address some of the critical infrastructure and economic development issues facing our state. As I have for the past seven years, I appreciated the opportunity this interim to travel throughout the seven counties of SD 5, and to listen and learn about the issues of greatest concern.

I would like to take this time to introduce my staff for this session, as they are fundamental to my ability to serve SD5.  Andrew Sand has been doing superb work as my legislative aide since late 2012 and will continue to oversee our office throughout this session.  He, along with interns Mary Miller, Courtney Pickus, and Nathan Adams will assist with legislation, field your perspectives on policies under consideration, and respond to requests to our office for assistance. I always appreciate your capitol visits, emails and calls on every issue before us; regular communication is the key to better serving you and advocating for the interests of SD 5. We look forward to serving you!

Sincerely,

Gail Schwartz
Senate District 5

Capitol Dome

“By the weekend, the gold of the Colorado Capitol should be glimmering once again, as crews slowly bring down the curtain that has shrouded the dome during the $17 million restoration begun in 2010.” Read more from the Denver Post: Update on the Capitol Dome Project

  

Prior to construction           The newly regilded dome


Atop the dome scaffolding!

General Assembly Home Page – Follow bills and stream audio & video

Upcoming Dates:

  • Come visit! January 8thopening day open house at the capitol
    • 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. in my office #332
  • February 8th – Delta County
  • February 22nd – Gunnison County
  • March 7th – Lake County
  • March 8th – Pitkin County
  • Chafee – TBD
  • Hinsdale – TBD
  • Eagle – TBD
Stay in Touch!
(303) 866-4871   |   Twitter   |   Facebook   |    visit my website

Holiday Greetings and Best Wishes for a Safe and Prosperous 2014

     
Our service men and women decorating the Capitol Christmas tree

During this special time of year, my thoughts are filled with family, friends, the citizens of my district, and those who have faced significant tragedy or loss during 2013. This year,  floods, drought, fires, and violence have ravaged many Colorado communities, yet we all pulled together and did our best to support one another. Let us hope that 2014 will bring a gentler time and allow for our losses to heal.

As many of you know, this will be my final session in the Colorado Senate due to constitutional term limits. It has been my honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Southern, Central and Western Colorado, representing Senate District 5 (SD5), over the past seven years. I look forward to finishing my service in 2014 in the same robust manner that has guided my work thus far, protecting our unique quality of life and fighting for opportunity for the residents of Colorado’s rural communities.

After a busy summer and fall spent meeting with citizens and local elected officials, and holding public meetings on issues including the new Colorado Water Plan, I am now preparing for what promises to be a productive 2014 legislative session. My bills will, in part, reflect the work of the interim committees on which I served, including the Capital Development Committee, the Joint Technology Committee, and the Water Resources Review Committee. They will address some of the critical infrastructure and economic development issues facing our state. As I have for the past seven years, I appreciated the opportunity this interim to travel throughout the seven counties of SD 5, and to listen and learn about the issues of greatest concern.

I would like to take this time to introduce my staff for this session, as they are fundamental to my ability to serve SD5.  Andrew Sand has been doing superb work as my legislative aide since late 2012 and will continue to oversee our office throughout this session.  He, along with interns Mary Miller, Courtney Pickus, and Nathan Adams will assist with legislation, field your perspectives on policies under consideration, and respond to requests to our office for assistance. I always appreciate your capitol visits, emails and calls on every issue before us; regular communication is the key to better serving you and advocating for the interests of SD 5. We look forward to serving you!

Sincerely,

Gail Schwartz
Senate District 5

Capitol Dome

“By the weekend, the gold of the Colorado Capitol should be glimmering once again, as crews slowly bring down the curtain that has shrouded the dome during the $17 million restoration begun in 2010.” Read more from the Denver Post: Update on the Capitol Dome Project

  

Prior to construction           The newly regilded dome


Atop the dome scaffolding!

General Assembly Home Page – Follow bills and stream audio & video

Upcoming Dates:

  • Come visit! January 8thopening day open house at the capitol
    • 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. in my office #332
  • February 8th – Delta County
  • February 22nd – Gunnison County
  • March 7th – Lake County
  • March 8th – Pitkin County
  • Chafee – TBD
  • Hinsdale – TBD
  • Eagle – TBD
Stay in Touch!
(303) 866-4871   |   Twitter   |   Facebook   |    visit my website