(COLORADO SPRINGS) — With the November midterm election only four weeks away, potential future law makers are discussing topics impacting the Colorado Springs Community.
Candidates from Colorado’s House District 17 and State Senate District 11, met at the new Pikes Peak United Way Family Success Center in a free event open to the public.
Tuesday’s meeting was not a debate, but a chance to spark a conversation with voters.
“Crime is just plain too high,” said Republican Rachel Stovall, candidate for House District 17. “Most cities that are the size of Colorado Springs have a certain amount of police per thousand citizens, and we don’t.”
By all accounts, Rachel Stovall, who is running for HD 17 stole the show.
CPR NEWS – In Colorado Springs, Republican Rachel Stovall and Democrat Regina English — who are both Black — are competing for an open seat that leans Democratic.
“I think it’s historic,” said Stovall of her race. “We have the possibility of minorities coming into these things from as many political perspectives as we have, that it’s not required to think the same way.”