Letter - Marshall is best choice


In Highlands Ranch this November, we'll elect our Colorado House District 43 rep.

Why do some “politicians” turn off so many of us? Because some of them are willing to hide their true agenda. They come across as reasonable moderates. Once elected, they revert to their secret more-extreme agenda.

In several state primary elections this spring, many Republican politicians revealed their anti-choice attitudes. “No exceptions,” they shouted. Not even in case of rape or incest, or to protect the health of the mother.

And then came the voter upwelling after the US Supreme Court in June threw out Roe v Wade as a governing precedent. Suddenly, many Republican politicians are hiding their positions.

Now, we're seeing the same shifty maneuver by a politician in Highlands Ranch — Kurt Huffman, the Republican for House District 43. Before the June primary, his website shouted in big bold red letters: “100% pro-life” and “strongly opposes” the Colorado law that ensures a woman's right to choose. See: bit.ly/Huffman-in-June.

But, now that many voters are rejecting such extremism in Colorado, Mr. Huffman is pretending he was never anti-choice. Instead, his website now mimics his principled opponent, retired US Marine Bob Marshall.

Bob Marshall stands up for women's reproductive rights.

Mr. Huffman is suddenly talking up issues like prioritizing education funding, as Bob Marshall has favored all along. And, now, there's not a word about the Huffman anti-choice position.

We should have learned the lesson about deceptive campaigning during last fall's school board election. There, four Republican-endorsed School Board candidates claimed to stand for the “Kids” agenda. They claimed to support our public-school staff.

Then, when elected, they reverted to their secret extreme agenda. There's evidence they met secretly to plot the firing of the school superintendent without cause.

When Highlands Ranch HD-43 candidate Bob Marshall confronted them for violating the state's open meeting laws, a state judge agreed that's what they did. (They're appealing the ruling.) And now there's tape-recorded evidence that one of them — School Board President Peterson — lied under oath about not threatening to fire the superintendent.

In this fall's election, let's not elect a candidate who is now hiding the extremist positions that he shouted in red to his Republican base a few months ago. I'm voting for honesty and integrity — I'm voting for Bob Marshall.

Channie Peters

Highlands Ranch


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