Candidate: Grady Nouis

Contest: House District 48

Affiliation: R

Occupation/City: horizontal drilling tech, Milliken

Grady Nouis is a horizontal drilling technician who moved to Milliken after losing a run for state House in Jefferson County in 2018.

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The following questions were asked only of 2020 primary candidates. Not all candidates responded.

Why are you running for office?

I don't trust anybody else to defend the freedoms and liberties granted by the Constitution more than I will. To ensure limited government, free markets, and free people I need to be in office.

What Colorado issue is most important to you and how will you address it?

Levels of taxation are a huge concern to me. I cannot sit idle and watch Colorado continue to increase taxes and add endless amounts of fees. I will let the voter decide.

How should the state deal with the budget crisis - be specific in terms of programs and dollars. What should be cut, what should be preserved?

I would start with cutting the Governor's plane from the budget, totaling $778,661 and 6.0 FTE in savings.

What’s the best way for the state to deal with the unemployment resulting from the coronavirus? Solutions for the future only.

Allow businesses the option to open their doors immediately while practicing proper social distancing. Give Coloradans the opportunity to get back to work under safe working conditions.

Describe the most important distinctions between you and your primary opponent.

1) I have been a registered Republican longer than 18 months, 2) I am not part of the teachers union that supports public only education, and I didn't skip the grassroots caucus process.