It has been an honor and a privilege to represent you in the State Legislature. As your representative, I am accountable and accessible to you. Please contact me about any state issues or concerns you may have.
Because I serve you, I report back annually to you in my Legislative Summaries. Please click on the legislation tab to read these annual reports.
I work hard to find bipartisan, common sense solutions to state issues. For an overview of my bills this year, click here.
Most of my bills come from issues raised by local residents or officials in El Paso County.
- I heard from a constituent that those fleeing domestic violence situations could not purchase a home because their address and information would be on the county assessor’s public database. I was able to have the law changed to provide address confidentiality to these victims so they can now own a home and move on with their lives.
- I have run legislation to ensure seniors do not lose their property tax exemption if they need to move due to medical necessity. This was brought to me by a constituent who also happens to be our County Assessor, Stephen Schleiker. Currently, senior citizens lose their property tax exemption when they move. This can almost double their property taxes, which most find difficult to afford. Therefore, they risk their health and remain in their current home because they cannot afford to move. They must not be forced to make this choice.
Since the COVID shutdown in March, I have been holding virtual town halls to help small businesses and independent contractors (beauty salons, massage therapists, etc.) navigate the various programs available to help them survive the shutdowns of their businesses. I also helped individuals with unemployment insurance claims and small businesses with state and federal assistance programs to get them on their feet. I will continue these efforts for as long as needed.
I work across the aisle to get bipartisan support in the Colorado House and Senate for solutions that work for Coloradans. I work for YOU!
Again, thank you for allowing me to represent you in the state legislature.
Sincerely, Terri Carver