February 13, 2018
On February 8, 2018, Representative Tim Leonard sent out an email in which he shared his latest bill.
For decades there has been a game played saying that school board candidates were not partisan. The fact is, some candidates are strongly partisan, but want to hide their party affiliation from the public.
That has been used as a tool, especially by the democrat party, to hide from the public who the republicans are, and to pretend they are themselves are above politics.
Link to YouTube about Tim Leonard’s bill increasing transparency in our elections: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=R-eZQh_gezY
Representative Leonard’s email follows:
From: Rep. Tim Leonard [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 8, 2018 1:10 PM
Subject: Week 5: Transparency in Elections Matters
State Representative Member:
DISTRICT 25 Education Committee
TIMOTHY J. LEONARD State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee
31713 Ruby Ranch Road Legislative Audit Committee
Evergreen, CO 80203
“Transparency” is a word I keep hearing as I visit with constituents in our district.
In particular, transparency in elections is an important component to our representative government.
Just this last election cycle, I was asked over and over again about candidates for school board.
People were wondering why slates of candidates were running together as Republicans and Democrats, yet no party information was available for them.
And none of them were transparent enough to state their party. Continue reading