It’s been an interesting start to my summer. Responding to a reporter’s question of whether I’d be thinking about running for the U.S. Senate during the interim, I answered honestly that I’d consider that possibility. What followed was the unleashing of the partisan hellhounds, who disappeared only with my decision not to pursue that direction.
If my experience is any indication of how election season 2016 is headed, God help us. Little is worth rehashing, but my stance on public lands deserves clarification as much of my district includes federal lands.
I’ve personally dedicated years to responsible public land management. My undergraduate and law school degrees reflect that interest and my work in three national parks, including Rocky Mountain National Park, also attest to that fact. My kids were raised with and, I’m proud to say, exemplify a respect and reverence for the beauty of our surroundings in the American West. Much of my work at the state legislature, spanning almost a decade, has been aimed at responsible natural resources policies.