Adams County Commissioner
City of residence
We have work to do to build a community where everyone feels safe and has the opportunity to earn a good life.
Growing up raised by a single mother, a librarian, I learned firsthand about hard work. Then my mother unexpectedly passed when I was 20. It fell to me to ensure that my sister, who was only 16, could finish high school and have a safe place to live. Given our hardships, we were lucky that friends stepped up to help. You shouldn't have to be lucky to make it in Adams County
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What makes you the best candidate for job?
I come from a working family. When I share my family’s story folks often share back their own stories of hardship. We in Adams County need leaders who listen and understand how hard it is to build a good life.
I’m grateful for many endorsements – Congressman Perlmutter, Crow, and Neguse, as well as many local leaders, outlined on: emmapinter.com.
I’m proud to have business support like Denver Metro Association of Realtors, and Organizations like Conservation Colorado and Denver Area Labor Federation also support my re-election.
Our work requires balance, and to always put the people who live here first.
If you’re elected, what must you accomplish in order for you to consider your term a success?
Creating an economy that leaves no one out and no one behind. This November, our rights, benefits, and freedoms are on the ballot. We need to protect our freedoms, to breathe clean air, to get the affordable health care we need, and to decide whether and when we grow our families.
A thriving local economy will create opportunities for everyone. We all deserve economic opportunity - to be able to work hard at a rewarding and good-paying job that supports your family and allows you to put your child to bed at night, clothed, fed, and safe from harm.
What is the most pressing issue for Adams County residents and businesses and how will you address it?
Protecting our Colorado way of life. We need to ensure that our residents have access to clean air, clean water, and safe recreation for ourselves, our children, and for future generations. We must stand strong to protect the Civil Rights we have come to expect in Colorado. We all value our freedoms. Freedom to retire in dignity, decide whether and when we grow our families, and know our kids will make it home safe.
We need to join together to protect our freedoms, decide our own futures, and ensure that the will of the people prevails.
What is the county's role in fixing the current problem with affordable housing and what would you do about it?
Right now, it’s difficult for working folks to afford housing. We need to work regionally to lower costs for both renters and homeowners. Seniors who might own a home can’t afford to move or downsize. People need access to housing they can afford to build stability so they can earn a good life.
In April we opened Caraway House. I’m proud that we turned our old Adams County Human Services building into 116 affordable housing units for families, seniors, and youth aging out of foster care. We need to work regionally to create more opportunities like Caraway House.
What can be done at the county level to reduce crime?
Across race and place, background and party, we know what keeps us safe. It's living in communities where we look out for our neighbors. It’s having access to the great schools and healthcare we need. It also includes having people sworn to serve and protect us by preventing, investigating, and solving crimes while treating us all as equals.
Everyone who lives here deserves to feel safe in their own community.