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Heather Lemon, Republican, candidate for State Rep. District 56

Heather Lemon, Republican candidate for State Rep. District 56

Heather Lemon


Colorado House of Representatives, 56th District

Gary Lindstrom


Heather Lemon has been solving problems her entire working life, and believes that is what will make her the better candidate in the upcoming State Representative election.

Lemon graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in speech and communications, then earned her master’s degree in communications at Colorado State University. She then went on to John Marshall Law School, and is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Colorado.

Additionally, Lemon is a licensed real estate broker.

Lemon’s experience runs the international gamut, starting as a Xerox sales manager in the Midwest, a financial services consultant in Hong Kong and as an international marketing representative in the Asian markets for Vail Resorts.

Currently, she is a real estate broker for Slifer Smith and Frampton.

Her private law practice focuses on small business owners.

Additionally, she serves on the Colorado Board of Realtors Legislative Committee, the Summit Historical Board of Directors, does fundraising for Eagle County Charter Academy and is a member of the Rotary.

Her husband, Don, is an immigration attorney in Eagle and Lake and counties.

The couple have daughter Jamie, a Wheaton College graduate who works as an EMT in Beaver Creek, J.D., a sophomore at Wheaton College, and Kelly, who is a Rotary foreign exchange student in Ecuador.

Lemon said her qualifications include her ability to solve problems, particularly in the realm of health care and insurance costs, liability, labor and immigration issues. Other issues she deals with in her law practice include water, property and mineral rights.

” Jane Stebbins

Heather Lemon is running for a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, 56th District. Regarding I-70 development, Lemon wants to enact parts of a plan proposed by the Colorado Department of Transportation calling for more lanes in some areas, as well as increased use of regional airports to get visitors into the mountains.

A monorail system could be a long-term proposition, Lemon said, but only if the private sector paid for much of the system. Lemon favors tolling to build new lanes.

On health care, Lemon favors letting individuals establish health savings accounts, as well as cutting down on state mandates and reforming a legal system that allows too many lawsuits. “Everyone should have access to health care,” Lindstrom said. “If that’s the government’s job, so be it.”

Lemon opposes Amendment 34, a measure that would allow more lawsuits against home builders and sellers over construction defects. “You’re singling out one industry for unlimited liability,” she said. “Could you do business that way? It’s one of the worst things I’ve seen.”

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