Pete Coors, Republican, candidate for U.S. Senate
Ken Salazar, Democrat
Pete is a native of the state of Colorado. He was born on September 20, 1946, in Golden, Colorado. He earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Cornell University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver in 1970.Pete’s professional career in the brewing business follows a Coors tradition that has spanned more than a century and five generations of Coors family members. He has served in a number of positions at the company. In 1993, Peter was named vice chairman and chief executive officer for Coors Brewing Company. In 2002, he was named Chairman, Coors Brewing Company and Chairman of Adolph Coors Company.He is a trustee of the Adolph Coors Foundation and the Castle Rock Foundation. His numerous and diverse civic responsibilities include serving as a trustee and member of the executive board of the Denver Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and a member of the National Western Stock Show Association executive committee. He also is a member of the International Chapter of Young Presidents Organization and a trustee for the Seeds of Hope Foundation. Pete serves as Chairman for the Vision 2006 Campaign for Johnson & Wales University at Denver and is a board member of the University of Colorado Hospital.Pete is an avid outdoorsman. Active in wildlife conservation, he serves on the boards of several conservation groups. Peter also is a former national president and chairman of Ducks Unlimited, and is a member of the National Wildlife Centennial Commission.Pete is the son of Joseph and Holly Coors, and is a great-grandson of Adolph Coors, who founded the Golden brewery in 1873. He and his wife, Marilyn, have six children.
-from http://www.pete coors.comEnvironmentFrom the mountains to the plains, Coloradans are blessed with a beautiful state that translates into a very special and unique quality of life. I believe that good stewardship of the environment is not just a personal responsibility but also a public value. We must preserve and protect our natural resources for our children and our children’s children.Jobs and the economyCreating jobs and strengthening the economy is at the top of my agenda. With 35 years of business experience, it’s a topic that I understand. Big, growing, burdensome government gets in the way of job creation and job preservation. That’s why I am committed to streamlining government, reducing red tape and bureaucracy on business, simplifying the tax code, and tackling the tough issue of tort reform and frivolous lawsuits.I also know that you can’t create jobs, and you can’t create real opportunity, by taxing your way to a stronger economy. With free people in unburdened, free markets you can spark real opportunity with two simple words: tax relief. I’m a tax cutter. And I’m proud of it. Because I believe that Coloradans know best how to spend their own money.On National defenseThe number one job of our federal government as outlined in the Constitution is protecting our homeland and keeping us safe from enemies. Today, our nation confronts enemies like we have never seen. Those enemies seek to destroy all we, and those who cherish freedom hold dear.We’re blessed by the brave men and women who wear our nation’s uniform and safeguard our freedom. I believe we must give our military the resources they need so they can continue to be the best fighting force in the world.On EducationI’m proud that one of my daughters is a teacher. Through her I see the difference that she and other good teachers make in the lives of young Coloradans.Every child deserves a chance at a quality education. Denying the best education to a boy or a girl snuffs out the light of ambition in their eyes. We must help parents get the best education for their children. And we must do everything we can to help teachers do the job they are called to do.In Colorado, we have put into place accountability and standards in our public schools and I believe this is an important step toward improving our schools.
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