Friday, September 20, 2019

Pico announces State House bid

Posted By on Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 5:44 PM

click to enlarge Andy Pico: State House bound? - FILE PHOTO
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Colorado Springs City Councilor Andy Pico has tossed his hat into the ring as a Republican candidate in State House District 16, a seat now held by Larry Liston.

Liston reportedly plans to run for a senate seat.

Pico is serving his second term on City Council. If he wins the House seat, he would take office about three months before his Council term ends in 2021.

Wendy Miller also has filed as a Republican candidate for the seat.

His news release:
Today, current District 6 City Councilman Andy Pico, a Republican, announced that he is a Candidate for The House of Representatives, State of Colorado, House District 16. House District 16 currently being served by Representative Larry Liston will become a vacant seat in 2020 as Representative Liston seeks election to The Colorado State Senate, District 10.

Representing approximately 66,000 residents House District 16 is completely within the boundaries of Colorado Springs and includes the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and most of Colorado Springs School District 11.

“Republicans have been on the defense for far too long. The ruling party in Denver is now waging economic warfare on the residents of Colorado directly targeting energy and ranching, about a third of the state’s economy and hitting the pocketbooks of everyone. Their Party has gone from a moderate to liberal Party claiming to be of the people to a far-left socialist Party – let’s give everyone free lunch, free health care and free college. Who pays for all of them to play Santa Claus? - you, the hard working – what will be left of the middle class? The economically illiterate ruling regime in Denver will wreck the state. Offense is the best defense,” noted Pico.

Pico, serving his second and final term on City Council, is a known conservative voice on that governing body which oversees City government as well as serves as the Board of Directors of the municipally owned 4 service utility – a billion-dollar enterprise. Whether he is voting on Colorado Springs energy policy or supporting our first responders, Pico, an avid supporter of TABOR (the tax payers bill of rights), listens to his constituents, the tax payers and utility rate-payers, before making a decision on their behalf. He is Pro-Life, a Life Member of the NRA and a defender of the 2nd Amendment, free market advocate and defender of our individual freedoms.

“I was relieved when Councilman Pico told me he'd spoken with his wife and family, winning the most important support he'll have, that he'll seek to fill the vacancy that's been created by Representative Larry Liston running for Senate. District 16 will remain in good conservative hands with Andy. Leadership in Colorado is looking up!” - Helen Williams

A retired Navy Flight Officer who did a second career in industry, Andy Pico is married to Janice and the father of nine children and grandfather to fifteen.

For more information, visit PICO4COLORADO16.COM

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