CONSERVATIVE EXPERIENCE FOR OUR FAMILIES
Thank you for visiting my website and being a part of the conversation about our future as a community and as a state.
Colorado is in big trouble if conservatives can't find our way back to a majority in the state house and restore some balance in our state.
I hope to bring my decades of experience in private sector jobs creation and public service holding government accountable to restore a principled GOP majority in Colorado. I hope to earn your vote to make that happen.
- Rick Taggart
A RECORD OF ECONOMIC SUCCESS
For 30 years, Rick has served in CEO and leadership roles with Swiss Army Brands, Marmot, the Timberland Company, the Grand Junction Airport Board, Colorado Mesa University, and the Grand Junction City Council. His leadership helped Grand Junction’s economy reach a decade-high of diverse jobs creation.
As a community leader and city council representative, Rick has fought frivolous tax increases and brought balanced-budget business principles into local government. When the City of Grand Junction received COVID recovery funds, Rick worked to create a resident-led committee to decide how to spend them, putting the people, not politicians, in charge.
A PROVEN CHAMPION
TO FIGHT IN DENVER
Our House District 55 representative is only one of 65 state representatives elected in Colorado - all of them jostling to set the agenda. Getting our priorities heard and our values honored is no easy job. Rick has the decades of leadership experience needed to make sure that Grand Junction is a powerhouse under Colorado's golden dome.
A PERSONAL STORY
When I moved to GJ in the 80’s for work, I was embarrassed with the state of our land along the confluence of the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers. Growing up in the Adirondacks of upstate New York, where pristine waterfront is treasured, I could not understand how past generations had left junk yards and uranium mill tails abandoned along these mighty rivers.
In the 90’s, concerned citizens and the Lions Club cleared the land and worked to return Department of Energy-controlled land to the city. But long after this cleanup, the land remained fallow for 20 years.
When I was first elected to City Council, I had a dream to turn the tragic history of our riverfront into a shining pearl of our city's future vitality. I wanted a place our citizens could play and be proud of - and an area that could be a future economic driver of our community.
I was fortunate that there were other citizens in the community that shared this dream. Together, we worked for years to tackle bureaucracy, zoning, engineering and finance challenges. We eventually got to the riverfront that we see today - a popular destination for families, concert-goers, young people, recreationists and increasingly, employers.
We are just beginning to realize the full potential of this dream through Las Colonias Park and the Dos Rios community.
The progress we have all made is one I'm tremendously proud of. It's a powerful testament to what Grand Junction can get done when residents and leaders work to bring our hopes and dreams to life.
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