WHY I LOVE ARAPAHOE
As a wife and mother of two boys, I have lived in Arapahoe County for 25 years. I went to high school and college here. I met and married my husband here. We raised our family here. Both my boys graduated from Heritage High School.
We chose to live in Arapahoe County because of the true sense of community. We love the larger trees, all the green grass, the natural beauty, and small town feeling. We love the spectacular views that we shall never grow weary of looking at or appreciating.
I have served my community not only as an elected official both at the state (6 years) and the local level (4 years), but also at my church and the local high school. I have dedicated my working life to improving my home state and community, so that one day my kids and my future grandkids may live in a county and a state that have a great quality of life! I hope you'll join in helping me keep Arapahoe County a great place to live, work, and raise a family!
- Kathleen Conti
FIGHTING FOR YOU
Due to unfunded mandates, the increasing costs of Healthcare costs, wages, maintenance, vehicle costs, and the
fact that we have had no revenue increases since 1991, the County budget is being stretched incredibly thin. We can't do anything about Healthcare costs, or wages, or the cost of maintenance, and vehicles, but I can influence Unfunded mandates.
I have fought to protect your county tax dollars by combatting the unfunded mandates the state tries to impose on our county. As a former State Representative, I have served with and have good rapport with a majority of the state elected officials. This gives me the relationships and knowledge I need to go into committee rooms and testify with a high likelihood of success, preventing the state from requiring new burdensome programs that Arapahoe County cannot afford.
But you're never going to win all the battles, so this is why, as legislative Liaison, I am spearheading an initiative to reduce the number of battles we will need to fight. Currently, I am reaching out to work with our other Local government agencies Colorado Counties Inc., Colorado Municipal League, and the Special District Assoc. to both educate and remind our legislators of these laws and request a
signed commitment that they will uphold their own state laws - that there shall be NO UNFUNDED MANDATES to local Governments.
EXPERIENCE WORKING FOR YOU
- 4 years experience as Arapahoe County Commissioner
- County Finance Officer 2017 & 2020
- County Chair Pro Tem 2018
- County Legislative Liaison to Colorado State Government
- 6 years as State Representative
- Business Owner for 20 years
- Wife and Mother
Support and re-elect Kathleen Conti as Arapahoe County Commissioner District 1. Kathleen has four years of experience as the Arapahoe County Commissioner, as county finance officer in 2017 and 2020, six years as a state representative, and twenty years as a small business owner.
"HOLD ON TO THE LIFE HIGH"
A production produced, co-written and co-directed by Commissioner Conti: Which is a drug education video aimed at school children ages 11-12 requested by the educators and school councilors who worked with drug addicted teens from schools around the Denver Metro area and advised Kathleen on this film project. This age group is the best age group to catch children before they go down the path of drug, use and drug addiction.
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