Republican Rep. Justin Everett decisively won the straw poll following the Colorado Christian University bipartisan state treasurer forum that took place Monday, Feb. 12.
The debate focussed mostly on the treasurer’s role in the Public Employees’ Retirement Association. According to the article posted on Colorado Politics, Everett was noted for mentioning that benefits to the PERA program may have to be cut, but added, “We have to see what the actual numbers are before we propose solutions.”
Coloradans can be sure Everett can make those numbers work in the most cost-effective, and beneficial way, for the approximately 560,000 current and past public employees.
Everett took 34.9 percent of the vote from a pool of 10 candidates, with the next candidate falling more than 12 points short, in a clear victory for the grassroots lawmaker.
He is taking his candidacy to the people by seeking nomination through the assembly process rather than paid petitioning like Polly Lawrence and Brian Watson.