2018 Recycle Colorado Candidate Survey Results
 Share
The version of the browser you are using is no longer supported. Please upgrade to a supported browser.Dismiss

 
View only
 
 
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
1
Candidate NameOfficeDistrictPartyAnswered Survey?1. Which of these resources, or others, would you promote if elected to foster recycling and attract businesses to Colorado who could buy and remanufacturer these materials?Tax breaks for end market businesses such as exemptions for property taxes.Funding opportunities to end market businesses through grants and loans.Tools and research on recycling markets for businesses.One-on-one assistance to end market businesses.Other:2. How would you propose to increase funding for recycling to help communities build infrastructure and to attract new businesses to come to Colorado?3. Would you support requiring state agencies to:recycle and compost (where available) at all public buildingsuse certified compost in landscaping and construction projectsrecycle 50% or more of construction debrisOther:4. Which of these strategies, or others, would you support to incentivize local communities to take action?funding for local waste diversion strategic plansfunding for recycling cartsProviding technical assistance for planning, procurement of third-party collection, etc.Banning recyclable or compostable materials from the landfillRequiring communities to provide basic recycling servicesOther:
2
Jared PolisGovernorStateDemocratic PartyYesNoYesYesNoAsk any Coloradan why they live in Colorado, and it’s likely that you’ll hear one of two things: our beautiful environment, and our strong economy. Under my leadership, we will prioritize the transition to a renewable energy economy that protects and creates thousands of good-paying jobs that can never be outsourced, and lowers the electricity bill for customers. Our movement toward a more renewable future should include the streamlining of our state’s recycling policies to improve our rate of recycling across the state. My administration will work with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, along with communities across our state, to find the best ways to incentivize recycling in every city. Currently, CDPHE has a grant program to incentivize recycling, but the state should do more to help create a market for recycling in every Colorado community. Doing this will open the door to strong public-private partnerships, where recycling businesses will move into communities everywhere to pick-up and process the community’s recycling. While I am less interested in mandates, I am interested in creative gamifying of recycling with the goal of further embedding good recycling habits into more communities. Additionally, these public-private partnerships can be used to address the lack of curbside recycling in many communities, as well as the large distances between rural towns and cities and recycling processing facilities. This will increase the rates of recycling, but it will also create jobs and help drive local economies everywhere.YesYesYesNoNoYesYesNo
3
Dianne PrimaveraLt. GovernorStateDemocratic PartyNo
4
Walker StapletonGovernorStateRepublican PartyNo
5
Lang SiasLt. GovernorStateRepublican PartyNo
6
Bill HammonsGovernorStateUnity Party of ColoradoNo
7
Eric BodenstabLt. GovernorStateUnity Party of ColoradoNo
8
Scott HelkerGovernorStateLibertarian PartyNo
9
Michele PoagueLt. GovernorStateLibertarian PartyNo
10
Jerry SonnenbergState Senate01Republican PartyNo
11
Debra GustafsonState Senate01Democratic PartyYesNoYesNoNoslight increase in sales tax on productsYesYesYesWe are very wasteful people. I would like to see start up programs that inform people and businesses on how to be better stewards of our land.YesYesNoNoNo
12
Beth "Hart" HarzState Senate02Democratic PartyNo
13
Dennis HiseyState Senate02Republican PartyNo
14
Leroy M. GarciaState Senate03Democratic PartyNo
15
John PickerillState Senate03Libertarian PartyNo
16
Kerry DonovanState Senate05Democratic PartyNo
17
Olen LundState Senate05Republican PartyNo
18
Guinn Unger Jr.State Senate06Democratic PartyYesNoYesYesYes
19
Don CoramState Senate06Republican PartyNo
20
Chris KennedyState Senate07Democratic PartyYesYesYesYesYesI would look at some type of charge at the production level of recyclable products that is dedicated for infrastructure buildoutYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYes
21
Ray ScottState Senate07Republican PartyNo
22
Gil ArmendarizState Senate09Democratic PartyYesNoYesNoNoSeek federal assistance with state funds to help found a business segment for recycling.NoYesYesestablish a state program that would organize methods to allow for proper recycling of materials.NoNoYesNoNo
23
Paul LundeenState Senate09Republican PartyNo
24
Pete LeeState Senate11Democratic PartyNo
25
Pat McIntireState Senate11Republican PartyNo
26
John CookeState Senate13Republican PartyNo
27
Phil KelleyState Senate13Democratic PartyYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
28
Eric E. JossState Senate13Libertarian PartyYesYesNoNoNoI would not increase funding at all, with the exception of metals, such as steel and aluminum, recycling doesn't make economic sense.NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNone. Recycling should be a voluntary act.
29
Rebecca CranstonState Senate15Democratic PartyNo
30
Rob WoodwardState Senate15Republican PartyNo
31
Tammy StoryState Senate16Democratic PartyNo
32
Tim NevilleState Senate16Republican PartyNo
33
James GilmanState Senate16Libertarian PartyNo
34
Christine JensenState Senate20Republican PartyNo
35
Jessie DanielsonState Senate20Democratic PartyNo
36
Charles MessickState Senate20Libertarian PartyNo
37
Brittany PettersenState Senate22Democratic PartyNo
38
Tony SanchezState Senate22Republican PartyNo
39
Beth Martinez HumenikState Senate24Republican PartyNo
40
Faith WinterState Senate24Democratic PartyYesYesYesYesYesI've worked on these policies in the past,and will continue to do so in the future. Increase tipping fee. YesYesYesUnder my leadership, the city of Westminster achieved all three of these goals. We also need to update our rules around purchasing to ensure we are spending money on end product recyclables as well. YesYesYesYesIncentives to get more haulers to operate on a pay as you throw basis.
41
Donald OsbornState Senate24Libertarian PartyNo
42
Adam MatkowskyState Senate24UnaffiliatedNo
43
Julia Varnell-SarjeantState Senate30Democratic PartyNo
44
Chris HolbertState Senate30Republican PartyNo
45
Steve PetersonState Senate30IndependentNo
46
Robert RodriguezState Senate32Democratic PartyNo
47
Mark CalonderState Senate32Republican PartyYesYesNoNoNoIf tax increases worked and the departments tasked with funds dispersion could be trusted to actually send the money to help the environment, then tax. However, this is almost never the case. Incentive based initiatives is the best way, most proven method of helping our environment.YesYesYesCreate genuine attractive incentives to all businesses and residences. Taxing more is not the solution. Appeal to the decency of the average voter. I've lead in this area and have seen it work.NoNoYesNoNoWe have to move away from the model that leans more towards gov't based solutions.
48
Peter Lucas SmithState Senate32IndependentNo
49
Julie GonzalesState Senate34Democratic PartyNo
50
Gordon AlleyState Senate34Republican PartyNo
51
Susan LontineState House01Democratic PartyNo
52
Alysia PadillaState House01Republican PartyNo
53
Darrell DingesState House01Libertarian PartyYesYesNoYesConsider adding a fee to products that can be recycle, and that fee would fund cost to recycle product.YesYesYesSome items like aluminum and steel are valuable to recycle. Any money received for these items could return to the state agency.YesYesNoNoNo
54
Alec GarnettState House02Democratic PartyNo
55
Toren MushovicState House03Republican PartyNo
56
Jeff BridgesState House03Democratic PartyNo
57
Robert "Dave" JohnState House04Republican PartyNo
58
Serena Gonzales-GutierrezState House04Democratic PartyNo
59
Alex ValdezState House05Democratic PartyYesYesYesYes
60
Katherine E. WhitneyState House05Republican PartyNo
61
Rory LambertonState House05Libertarian PartyNo
62
Chris HansenState House06Democratic PartyYesYesYesYesRecycling champion at OEDITNeed to increase tip fees at landfills and use the proceeds to increase recyclingYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNo
63
Jay Frank KuceraState House07Republican PartyNo
64
James Rashad ColemanState House07Democratic PartyNo
65
Leslie HerodState House08Democratic PartyNo
66
Emily SirotaState House09Democratic PartyNo
67
Bob LaneState House09Republican PartyYesYesYesYesYesMoratorium on all state taxes for a 5 year start up period. Also, said through subsidized lending and other capital formation practices.YesYesYesCut useles regulations requiring long paper trails and corresponding paper waste.YesYesYesYesYes
68
Murl S. Hendrickson IVState House10Republican PartyNo
69
Edie HootonState House10Democratic PartyNo
70
Jonathan SingerState House11Democratic PartyYesYesYesYesYesWe can examine the potential TABOR refund in the next fiscal year and how we can prioritize refund dollars to valuable programs that create jobs in recycling. YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesIt would be interesting to create a clearinghouse located inside the state government to allow different communities to share successful strategies.
71
Brian O DonahueState House11Republican PartyNo
72
Sonya Jaquez LewisState House12Democratic PartyYesYesYesYesYesI am the only candidate in the race for Colorado State HD 12 who has government experience in Recycling. I served on the Boulder County Resource Conservation Board for almost 2 years because I am a very strong advocate of recycling and sustainable energy. I am proposing raising the severance tax for Oil and Gas production because we have one of the lowest in the country. If we bring it in line with other states like Wyoming, we can use the extra funds to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and increase support for recycling programs. I would be a proponent of Local control measures like what is used in Boulder and other communities where recycling fines could be used to better educate citizens about what to recycle and what not to. YesYesYesyes, PBS news hour did an incredible piece this week about the efforts in Cambridge, Mass to develop a reusable slurry made from compostable materials. the slurry can be used for fuel. I would support jumpstart grants to get those programs going in Colorado communities. They also create jobs. Secondly, as a Boulder County resident, I can compost every other week and I do but other city residents are sometimes not afforded composting options. I would to evaluate and ask recycling services about making composting more accessible.YesYesYesYesYes
73
Theresa StetsState House12UnaffiliatedNo
74
Kevin SippleState House13Republican PartyNo
75
K.C. BeckerState House13Democratic PartyYesYesYesYesYesI would support increasing overall grant funding for recycling, particularly in rural Colorado where access to multi-stream disposal and recycling education is inferior to what exists in other parts of the state. YesYesYesWherever it's possible, Colorado must be a leader on this issue. I support taking whatever steps necessary to make it easier for Coloradans in every corner of our state to recycle. YesYesYesYesYes
76
Shane SandridgeState House14Republican PartyNo
77
Paul J. HaddickState House14Democratic PartyNo
78
Brenda KrauseState House15Democratic PartyNo
79
Dave WilliamsState House15Republican PartyNo
80
Andrew SmithState House16Democratic PartyNo
81
Larry G. ListonState House16Republican PartyYesYesYesYesNoI would tend to offer some form of limited tax incentives to businesses that want to recycle.YesNoYesYesNoYesYesNo
82
John HjersmanState House16Libertarian PartyNo
83
Kit RoupeState House17Republican PartyNo
84
Thomas "Tony" Exum Sr.State House17Democratic PartyNo
85
Mary Elizabeth FabianState House18Republican PartyNo
86
Marc A. SnyderState House18Democratic PartyYesYesYesYesYesCreate incentives to increase use of PCRs. Increase State funding for the RREO Grant program.YesYesYesNot at this time, but I am very interested in learning more.YesYesYesNoNoOne of my first actions as Mayor of Manitou Springs was to lead the community effort to create a single-hauler trash and recycling program, which was successfully implemented in 2011.
87
Maile FosterState House18IndependentNo
88
Tim GeitnerState House19Republican PartyNo
89
Asia M. ZandersState House19Democratic PartyYesNoYesYesYes
90
Terri CarverState House20Republican PartyNo
91
Kent Edward JarnigState House20Democratic PartyYesYesYesYesYesAdd tax to items that make up the most in recyclables, such as bottles, cans, straws, etc. at the wholesale level.YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
92
Lois LandgrafState House21Republican PartyYesYesYesYesYesincentivize people to recycle
93
Liz RosenbaumState House21Democratic PartyYesNoYesYesNoI lived in Germany for 3 years, and everything HAD to be placed into correct bins for recycling, composting, etc. We need to have a set up like Germany's. In order for it to work a program needs to be established to assist the waste removal companies to purchase all of the containers needed for separating the waste, and trucks for collection. Do I have all the answers? No. However, I am willing to work through the process so we can have a better environment for all of us. YesYesYesThis is an excellent starting point. Employees would be more inclined to continue this recycling at home as well. YesYesNoNoYesassistance to smaller towns / communities to set up recycling as well.
94
Todd KastetterState House22Democratic PartyNo
95
Colin LarsonState House22Republican PartyNo
96
Chris KennedyState House23Democratic PartyNo
97
Joan PostonState House23Republican PartyNo
98
Arthur ErwinState House24Republican PartyNo
99
Monica DuranState House24Democratic PartyNo
100
Steve SzutenbachState House25Republican PartyNo
Loading...
Main menu