Assumed congressional office in 2011. Former Career: Colorado House of Representatives. Education: Fort Lewis College. Currently resides in Cortez.Scott R. Tipton is the Republican U.S. Representative for Colorado’s 3rd congressional district. Tipton was raised in Cortez, Colorado. He graduated from Ft. Lewis College in Durango, where he studied Political Science and became the first person in his family to earn a college degree. After college, he returned home to Cortez and co-founded Mesa Verde Indian Pottery with his brother Joe
After a lifetime running his small business, Tipton was elected as a Republican to the Colorado House of Representatives for the 58th District in November of 2008. After serving a term in the state house, he was successfully elected to the U.S. House in 2010. As a Congressman, Tipton rejects the scientific consensus on climate change, arguing that climate change is driven by natural climate cycles. He opposes the Paris Agreement, the international agreement which mitigates greenhouse gas emissions, and he opposes federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. He pledged to vote against any Global Warming legislation that would raise taxes. He opposes same-sex marriage. He has voted in favor of provisions which would allow federal contractors to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation. He opposes abortion, and he voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and pass the American Health Care Act.
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Diane Mitch Bush has served as an effective member of the Colorado State House and now wants to bring her talents to the US House of Representatives. She earned her BA in sociology and her PhD in sociology and social policy from the University of Minnesota.Diane is a former Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives. In this role, she worked to make our Colorado State Government more accountable, fiscally responsible, transparent, responsive, effective, and nimble. She represented House District 26 from January 9, 2013 to November 2, 2017. Her professional experience includes working as a research assistant for the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, working as a small business proprietor in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and working as an assistant professor of sociology and social science at various universities. In congress, Diane will fight for Colorado and use her experiences to represent all her constituents with special attention to job creation, support for local farmers and ranchers, reducing healthcare costs, and protecting our air, water, public health, wildlife habitat, and public lands.