The 2020 election is heating up in Colorado and there are plenty of races with candidates eager to serve in elected office. Eyes are primarily focused on the presidential election, but voters will also decide the outcome of state representative, senate and judicial seats.
Patch asked candidates to answer questions about their campaigns and will be publishing candidate profiles as election day draws near.
Jaimie Lynn Kulikowski is running for U.S. House - District 6.
Party affiliation: Unity Party
Family: The video below shares a little of my backstory to include photos of my family. I am the oldest of three girls. My parents, Tom Kulikowski and Franny Weitzel-Calhan, were very young when they had me, both 19 years old. My parents made many mistakes, as all parents do. Despite their mistakes, there is one thing my parents always did that I am forever grateful. My parents always encouraged us girls to pursue our dreams. They not only encouraged us, they truly believed in us. My middle sister, Theresa Kulikowski, wanted to go to the Olympics. She was the alternate for the 1996 Women's Olympic Gymnastics team. My youngest sister, Gillian Kulikowski, wanted to be a doctor. She is now a neurologist pioneering an eco-medicine cooperative in Texas. Being a congresswoman was never my dream. It is my calling. That said, I've decided to make it my dream, and my parents are supporting me 100% just like they did when I was growing up.
Occupation: The most relevant occupation I've had for Congress is Army Officer. I have six years of military leadership education (1997-2003) and four years experience serving our country as a top performing Airborne Army Officer (1999-2003).
Previous elected experience: I served honorably as an Airborne Army Officer from 1999 - 2003
Family members in government: I am the granddaughter to Frankie Kulikowski, a WWII veteran who came home with two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. I am the daughter to Tom Kulikowski who served in the Army as an enlisted member for 21 years - 12 years active duty and nine years in the National Guard. I am the sister to Theresa Kulikowski who served as an Army Officer Physician's Assistant in combat. I am the sister to Gillian Kulikowski who served as an Army officer Neurologist. Serving our country and fighting for our American freedom runs in my blood.
The single most pressing issue facing our state is _______, and this is what I intend to do about it.
The single most pressing issue facing our state is ending the endless wars against covid, racism, and President Trump. I intend to keep defending President Trump's leadership and fighting to preserve our constitutional rights. This is not a matter of what I intend to do. This is a matter of what I am already doing and will keep doing until these endless and unnecessary wars are over.
What are the critical differences between you and the other candidates seeking this post?
Of the four candidates running for the U.S. House Seat in Colorado's 6th Congressional District, I am the only leader. The other three are party politicians. The political landscape is changing. President Trump was the first mover for the change. Starting November 4, 2020, politics will be about leadership, not optics. Politics will be a competitive sport, not warfare.
What accomplishments in your past would you cite as evidence you can handle this job?
We don't have to look at the past, we are in crisis at present. Just look at what I'm doing now. I am proving my military leadership by aligning with President Trump and fighting for our American rights to life, liberty, and happiness. I was a top performing federal leader before as an Army Officer. I'm ready to be a top performing federal leader again as a Congresswoman. To review my complete military personnel file, visit my website, jaimielynn.com. To see how I am stepping up to lead and fight the oppressive democrats now, look up district court case 20-CV-01946-RM.
What steps should state government take to bolster economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic for local businesses?
Governor Polis needs to GET OUT OF THE WAY and open the state back up to total normalcy. He and all other democratic politicians have scared everyone frozen. Business booms from creatives and visionaries. No one has room to be creative and imaginative when we're forced into panic by an incredibly fearful democratic establishment.
How will you address the calls for racial justice and police reform?
The police do not have to reform. The liberal media needs reform. The liberal media tells two dimensional and simplistic stories that do not accurately reflect our reality. I've done my own research and gathered the coroner's reports for the last five years in my district. The bottom line is we improve a little bit every year. Little improvements don't hit the news because drama sells, ordinary life does not.
Regarding racial justice, we are living in an era of microaggression, implicit bias, and blurred lines. The majority of people, be them black, white, brown, and every color and gender in between remain silent. The silent majority needs to start speaking up for themselves so the violence of herd mentality doesn't dictate where we go from here.
List other issues that define your campaign platform:
Our country was founded on freedom and bravery, not control and regulation. Let's get back to our American values and lead with the wisdom of our founding documents and optimism of our founding fathers.
What else would you like voters to know about yourself and your positions?
I will not be an easy congresswoman to work with. I don't say things because people want to hear them. I don't do things because people are pulling my strings with money. I am running for Congress as a leader, not a party politician. That said, I love our country. I have served it honorably before and will always have your American rights at the forefront of my actions.