Citizens Project hosted a voter forum for Colorado Springs area residents this week, featuring discussions from state legislative candidates, commissioner candidates, and about state ballot initiatives Amendment 64 and Amendment 65. KRCC participated on the media panel. To see a sample ballot, click here.

You can listen to or download the full audio here (about 1 hour, 45 minutes):

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You can also head to the individual segments by clicking any of the following links:

State Representative Candidates
County Commission Candidates
Amendment 64: Marijuana Legalization
Amendment 65: Campaign Finance

Please note: Executive Directer of Citizens Project, Kristy Milligan, says the group extended invitations to all state Senate District 10 candidates, all House District 15-20 candidates, and all candidates for county commission. In total, seven of the 30 invited candidates participated. Here is an excerpt from Milligan’s opening remarks:

Like each and every Citizens Project forum, all candidates received multiple invitations to attend tonight’s event. Admittedly, we are disappointed that for the first time in this forum’s 20-year history, many candidates elected not to participate in person or in writing. In the next hour, you’ll hear from those candidates who are eager to meet potential supporters face to face and ask for their vote.




State Representative Candidates

In attendance (in order of ballot appearance):

Tony Exum, Sr. (D- District 17)
Susan Quilleash (L- District 17)
Pete Lee (D- Incumbent, District 18)
Alan Bassett (L- District 19)

Listen to or download the segment featuring candidates for State Representative (about 33 minutes):

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County Commission Candidates

In attendance (in order of ballot appearance):

John Morris (D- District 3)
Sally Clark (R- Incumbent, District 3)
Doskor Hanchett Jr. (D- District 4)

Listen to or download the segment featuring candidates for County Commission (about 29 minutes):

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Amendment 64: Marijuana Legalization

Amendment 64 deals with the legalization of small amounts of marijuana. Arguing in favor of Amendment 64 is Betty Aldworth, Advocacy Director for ‘Yes on 64.’ Arguing against Amendment 64 is District Attorney Dan May.

Listen to or download the segment on Amendment 64 (about 22 minutes):

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Amendment 65: Campaign Finance

Amendment 65 deals with campaign finance. Speaking in favor of Amendment 65 is Ken Gordon, former state legislator. Speaking against, is Barry Fagin, a successful plaintiff before the Supreme Court on a First Amendment issue.

Download or listen to the segment here (about 18 minutes):

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