Comparing the Candidates
Dean's Position on the Issues
JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!
COLORADO STATE BUDGET
Dean does not believe the current $20 BILLION state budget meets the intent of the constitutional mandate to balance the budget. He would have voted no. (TWENTY-FIVE Republican Representatives voted against the current budget).
HOUSE BILL 1365
“The Clean Energy Bill”
Dean opposes HB 1365 and believes it will cost Colorado critical jobs in the coal mining industry and raise utility rates for consumers. He would have voted against it. Dean believes it is wrong for government to interfere with free markets and pick the winners and losers in industry. (In this case, natural gas over coal).
OBAMACARE HEALTH MANDATE
Dean strongly supports Colorado's lawsuit to declare ObamaCare UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Dean opposes ObamaCare and favors common sense, free-market solutions to lower the cost of health insurance.
Dean WELCOMES all immigrants who come to our country LEGALLY. He also supports:
Dean believes the the new "Red Card" program may offer a solution to the guest worker issue, and should be studied carefully.
SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS
Dean is a life member of the National Rifle
Association, a certified law enforcement officer, and believes that
every U.S. Citizen has the right to KEEP AND BEAR ARMS.
TENTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS
Dean knows that the federal government has been encroaching on our 10th AMENDMENT RIGHTS for many years. He supports the efforts of state legislators to turn back the tide and fight against unfunded federal mandates and interference with state issues.
PRO WATER RIGHTS
Dean understands water is absolutely essential to industry and agriculture in Western Colorado. He has a Bachelor’s in Earth Sciences and worked as a hydrologist for Tenneco Kern County Division and the California Department of Water Resources. His family owns half interest in the oldest water decree in San Miguel County on the San Miguel River. He understands the importance of preserving and protecting our water in Western Colorado.
SANCTITY OF LIFE
Dean believes in the SANCTITY OF LIFE from conception to the final breath.
Dean understands the importance of the upcoming congressional redistricting. Republicans need to take back control of the Colorado Legislature to insure a FAIR REDISTRICTING PROCESS.
PERSONAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Dean believes that personal property rights need to be preserved and protected. ABUSES of conservation easements and eminent domain must be stopped.
The constitution is not a “living document”, it’s not Play-Doh that can be manipulated the way we want, but sets out definite parameters and boundaries under which the government is to operate. “WE THE PEOPLE” are the authority to which the government must answer and remain accountable.
Dean Boehler for State
Senate District 6