Mark’s Story Overview

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

I’m not a career politician – I’m a public servant and a patriot.

Americans are suffering.  People are falling behind and there are systematic efforts underway to deny people their basic rights. Economically, socially, and politically, our nation is fraying at the edges.

Changing this begins by speaking the truth about our country – both parties own the problem.  Although a bankrupt Republican Party has led the way into chaos, Democrats must acknowledge that they also voted for 17 years of war, for trade agreements that protect corporations before people, and for unleashing the wolves of Wall Street.

Policies like these have left ordinary Americans like you and me in a tough place; they’ve divided our country and threatened our rights and liberties.  Meanwhile, the 1% enjoys growing wealth and prosperity. Like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and others, I believe it’s time for Democrats to break from the politics of the past and once again fight for the dreams of ordinary Americans.

The politics of the privileged must give way to the politics of the people, a grassroots movement that recognizes the pain and struggles of working Americans and fights for fairness, a level playing field and equal opportunity for all.  This means:

  • People before profits
  • Progress over lobbyists and special interests

That’s why I’m an independent Democrat, a Democrat that doesn’t dance to the tune of established power.  I’ll fight for you and a level playing field so all of us can thrive and prosper.  I won’t ever take money from corporate PACs, special interests or lobbyists and I won’t spend hours dialing for dollars in Congress when I could spend that time at home, listening and working for you.

The future of our country, Colorado, and the 2nd Congressional District is bright if we break from the politics and policies of the past and elect leaders with real and equitable vision for the future.  Join me.