Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.
I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
I am strongly Pro Life. In the circumstance of rape, incest, or protecting the life of the mother, people I know differ...
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
As a State Rep candidate I would suggest strategies for reducing the size of Govt. To modernize and reform entitlement programs. Honestly, there are quite a few ways balancing the budget could be achieved. Other states modeled programs where their budget was reduced. I would have to research ways within our state that this could be taken care.
Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.
Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.
What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?
Reinforces the legal right of a free people to freely live their faith, in public, without fear of Govt coercion
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
As State Representative I would work to make healthcare more affordable and accessible without sacrificing the quality of care. Insurance companies know their customers and the products they need to develop and the private sector is better able to deliver new choices and policy options that can increase coverage and lower costs. Increasing options with lower prices may also reduce reliance on Medicaid.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.
State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.
Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?
People should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S who have a love for our country and willing to assimilate and embrace our American values and are able to contribute to the American economy.
Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.
I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
My spiritual beliefs and values are what keep me grounded in life. It is through God leading me and me being obedient to that call that has brought me to run for office for such a time as this. What drives me is my passion for our cause, and my strength in God keep me grounded.
When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?
Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.
Website: kerriegutierrezhd30.com Facebook: Kerrie Gutierrez for Colorado House
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
Moving to CO 24yrs ago,I started a job with the City County of Denver as the Asst to the Asst Deputy Manager of Public Relations for Denver Intl Airport.I had the opportunity to be a part of the mngt team for the Ambassador program and passenger services. I served in the CO State Senate during 2017 session as a Legislative Aide learning the legislative process and had the opportunity to meet with constituents and lobbyists. I was present for several bill signings representing the office of Senate district 25. In 2017 I ran for School Board district 27j. Campaign work: McCain/Palin 2008, Kevin Priola CO HD 56, Romney/Ryan 2012, Trump/Pence 2016, Priola for Senate District 25. Worked for Engage America 2016 to support 2nd amendment gun rights. Co created 2 community outreach events. Public relations:Liaison between WH communications and City County of Denver during Denver Summit of Eight. Acting ambassador to the Dutchess of York during her visit to Denver Intl Airport.
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
As a State Rep candidate, my faith would guide my decisions and keep me grounded. I have a passion for our cause, I want to be someone at the Capitol people can count on. I have been a resident of Adams county, a resident of Colorado, I've had my share of trials and tribulations in life, I've listened to people and their stories, their struggles. I want them to know I've been there and I understand. There is a light that will carry us though the storms.
I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
Good firearm safety training should be required, people should demonstrate competency with their firearms. A citizen has the right to carry, there should be no infringement on our 2nd Amendment rights. Background checks have not proven to be affective in protecting public safety. Many people who have committed a crime with a gun would have passed a background check.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
The Electoral College should be abolished.
In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?
Education/parental rights: Address mental health issues within our education system for teens, as teen suicide still is at an all time high, this breaks my heart, our teens need hope. Parental rights are being threatened and our children are being introduced to a progressive agenda. Family choices need to be protected within our education system. Healthcare Economy, oil and gas revenue Gun policy
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
I feel racism is not. There are unfortunately things that have happened, crimes committed, between races. But these need to be looked into on a case by case circumstance. The facts need to be out there.