There’s one ticket to Congress: money

Editor’s note: This column is the third installment in a four-part series looking at the divisiveness in the U.S. Congress and offering possible solutions.

I ask you to imagine that you are thinking about running to become a legislator, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Perhaps you have had a successful career, and you want to “give back” by serving your home district and your country. It’s a “Mr. Smith goes to Washington” thought you are having.


Should the Forest Service ban recreational shooting in the wildland-urban interface?

Should the Jeffco commissioners raise the county mill levy to its previously approved level?

Do you support Amendment 66, the ballot measure raising the state income tax to finance a new funding structure for schools?

Do you agree with Jeffco's decision to ban pot shops in unincorporated areas?