Kevin Priola is concerned about the direction of the state of Colorado. Kevin graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder where he studied economics and finance. He has a broad and diverse background in business, community service and higher education, and he has served on two corporate boards and two charitable boards. This year, Kevin was awarded the 2012 American Conservative Union award for his service. Kevin is committed to doing what it takes to get our Colorado economy back on track and to keep our energy prices down.
Kevin Priola won the seat in House District 56 for the 2012 election year. He has deep roots in Adams County, Colorado, dating back to more than 120 years. A strong community leader in the Brighton and Commerce City area, Kevin believes "Our Colorado way of life is important." And he "will work hard to preserve it for future generations."
Kevin opposes new taxes and fee increases and believes private property rights are important. Our free enterprise system is critical, and he will work to promote small businesses in the community so theycan thrive, grow, and provide good jobs to the Brighton, Aurora, Bennett and Watkins communities.
Rep. Priola has farmed most of his life and understands how important water is to his district. Kevin believes in smart growth and will make transportation and better infra-structure a priority in order to serve our growing area.
Kevin's wife of 15 years, Michelle, focuses most of her time on raising their three young children. She also teaches in the public schools, like many in his family. Education is an important issue to him, and he will work to improve performance and promote parental involvement in our schools.
"I understand the struggles Colorado families are experiencing during these trying economic times. I oppose new taxes and fee increases." -Kevin Priola
"As outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing, our family cherishes our Colorado environment. I will work hard to preserve it." -Kevin Priola
Kevin Priola, endorsed by the Denver Post in 2008 & 2010 See more endorsements below
Kevin Priola Stands For:
* Focusing on Improving the State's Economy * Reducing Energy and Fuel Costs * Pursuing Energy Development for Energy Independence * Opposing New Tax Hikes * Roll Back Healthcare Mandates * Supporting Free Enterprise System * Increasing Performance in Our Schools * Protecting Colorado Water from Out of State Interests * Creating Tough Penalties for Identity Theft * Securing the Borders and Enforcing Immigration Laws * Defending Private Property Rights * Keeping Sexual Predators in Prison and Our Families Safe * Preserving Colorado Values and Way of Life * Reducing Traffic Congestion with Transportation Solutions
2012 Legislative Wrap-up--Denver Metro Chamber
Priola has an 82% (24/28) alignment with the Denver Metro Chamber according to their 'Alignment with Chamber 2012 Positions'
2012 State Legislative Ratings Guide
Priola has a 92% (11/12) approval rating from The American Conservative Union
Brighton Standard Blade 10/5/10
"Priola has been a man of his word. He takes a no-nonsense approach to his legislative work and keeps his constituents at the forefront".
Aurora Sentinel 10/14/10
"Priola has consistently exhibited a strong sense of independence. . ."
Kevin Priola is Endorsed by:
Colorado Union of Taxpayers Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry Colorado Association of Realtors Colorado Medical Society Colorado Advocates for Rural Electrification Colorado Concern Colorado Motor Carriers Association Colorado Contractors Association Colorado Association of School Executives Stand for Children - Colorado
Hank Brown - Former United States Senator and University of Colorado President Bob Sakata - Owner of Sakata Farms Bill Owens - Former Governor of Colorado Dr. Rod Blunck - Superintendent of 27J School District Wayne Allard - United States Senator Ryan Frazier - Aurora City Council Bill Armstrong - Former United States Senator Pat Hayes - Regent, University of Colorado Paul Schauer - Regent, University of Colorado Russ Carr - 27J School Board Member Jan Powlanski - Former Mayor of Brighton
Dick McLean - Mayor of Brighton
Dave and Susan Petrocco - Petrocco Farms
North Metro Chamber of Commerce Associated Builders and Contractors - Rocky Mountain Chapter Independent Electrical Contractors - Rocky Mountain Chapter National Federation of Independent Business - "Guardian of Small Business"