FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2021
 
Public Comment on Colorado Redistricting
 
The Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions Staff are currently taking public comment for consideration in the development of their preliminary plans.
 
Carlos Perez, chair of the Colorado Independent Legislative Commission and an unaffiliated voter from Colorado Springs, notes the importance of public participation. “Redistricting occurs once every decade. The state has changed over the last ten years and so hearing from the public is an essential part of the process for creating fair maps that reflect those changes. The legislative commission is made up of ordinary voters and we are here to listen. We encourage everyone to let us know how the district lines should be drawn to best represent your community.”
 
The Colorado Constitution directs the commission staff to prepare preliminary plans for US congressional districts and state house and senate districts, and it requires staff to consider written comments on the creation of those plans, as well as “communities of interest that require representation in one or more specific areas of the state.”
 
Census delays interrupted the redistricting timeline in the state constitution, but the preliminary plan preparation is now underway.  As directed by the redistricting commissions, staff will consider in the preliminary plans comments submitted through the following dates:
 
Congressional redistricting: June 13, 2021
Legislative redistricting: June 18, 2021
 
Comments may be submitted online here, and all comments are available for review here.
 
Staff will present the preliminary plans to their respective commissions June 23 and 28.  The commissions will then present the plans at a series of public hearings throughout the state.  Both commissions have approved a list of hearing locations and will convene jointly at each location to take testimony both in-person and remotely.  While the exact schedule and venues are still being finalized, the public hearings will take place between July 7 and August 30, 2021.
 
Once Colorado receives census redistricting data, after August 16, 2021, the commissions will begin their consideration of final redistricting plans.  Written public comments will remain open and available through the public hearing process and the consideration of final plans.  The commissions will also conduct a second round of public hearings, one in each congressional district, after plans have been completed using the final census data.
 
Jolie Brawner, Vice-Chair of the Colorado Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission and an unaffiliated voter from Denver, adds: “We are counting on the people of Colorado to be active participants in this process.  While the Congressional Commissioners were intentionally selected from all over the state, we will be relying on public comments and testimony at public hearings to create a vivid picture of our Colorado communities.  We are here to listen to the voters, hear their input, and learn what makes their corner of Colorado unique.  For the first time the redistricting process is being done by citizens from across the state, and not partisan elected representatives.  Every one of the congressional commissioners acknowledges the paramount importance of our role, and recognizes what a privilege it is to serve the people of Colorado.”

Rep. Holtorf Rides Tall in the Saddle at the Logan County Fair Parade

Richard Holtorf rode in the Logan County Fair Parade today. Hat High and toting a Colt .45, the pistol that won the west, Richard enjoyed riding with the people whom he'll be representing when he becomes the new District 63 representative.

Victory! in Colorado District 63 for Holtorf

Thank you to all my supporters for your great support last night. I am proud to go back to the state Capitol to stand up proudly for our rural heritage, our rural values and our rural way of life. Many progressive democrats, RINOs, and special interest lobbyists will be disappointed to see me back in the Gold dome as I double down in the fight for our future next session.

Representative Holtorf, House District 63

TODAY is primary Election Day! Have you returned your ballot and cast your vote? 

Please remember that your ballot must arrive at your county clerk’s office by 7pm TONIGHT. If you see anything suspicious or concerning regarding ballot or election security, please immediately call our hotline at 303-345-0933.

Read This Before You Vote | Holtorf for Small Businesses

Are you tired of lallygagging around and not knowing who to vote for in the upcoming election? Representative Richard Holtorf has a 92% pro-small-business voting record. He has been endorsed by NFIB and Federal PACs. His record stands straight and confirmed along with the honor, experience, and education that the 29 years of military service have bestowed upon him.

Final Push of Rep. Holtorf’s Last Week in the Campaign for District 63 in Colorado

The final roundup of voters starts as Rep. Holtorf travels from town to town in District 63. Where will he be? Look for him at the local coffeeshops and diners near you. Vote for Holtorf Veteran Leadership in a time when it is needed the most and our nation and state are in a crisis.

Rep. Holtorf Receives 2022 Faith, Family & Freedom Award for Third Year In A Row

The Faith, Family, and Freedom Award is given to state legislators serving Coloradans. The award places value on legislation related to tax cuts, limited government, compassion for the poor, the sanctity of life, traditional family values, original intent of the...

Letter of Explanation to the Morgan County GOP Central Committee

June 12, 2022

Morgan County GOP Committee,

There have been a series of unfortunate events that have occurred over the last several days and a lack of communication at many levels has not helped in this matter.

Regrettably, misleading information was posted to the “Holtorf For Colorado” website in late May by my campaign web designer. The Morgan County Republican Committee logo was used which implied an endorsement was made to my campaign by the Morgan County Republican GOP. The Greeley Tribune picked up on this information and published an article which made its way back to Morgan County.

I continue to strive to be a true leader and that includes taking responsibility for the actions of the people that help me. Although the error was made by one of my volunteer campaign staff, the buck stops ultimately with me. I was not aware of the incorrect posting until the day before yesterday when the Morgan County Central Committee Chair contacted me. I verified the error and immediately, on the same day, directed the web designer to remove the inaccurate content. I also informed the Morgan County Central Committee Chair that the misinformation had been corrected. The intent was never to mislead anyone and I took immediate corrective action in the matter which is the sign of a leader.

Democrats fund ads boosting controversial GOP candidates in critical Colorado primaries

The effort seems to be aimed at giving Democrats a leg up in the general election. It’s not the first time Democrats have deployed such tactics in Colorado, and in the past they’ve been successful.

Fireworks ignite at GOP House District 63 debate in Brush

Cattle-punching on his Akron ranch may have well-prepared Rep. Richard Holtorf for a Republican Party debate Tuesday with his opponent, former Eckley Mayor Jessie Vance.

Holtorf, presently serving in State House District 64, often appeared to desire discussion on experience he has gained and results he has delivered in the state legislature, and the leadership he has developed through a life of military service and personal business interests, while Vance delivered a barrage of criticism of Holtorf in the debate that often seemed more like a sparring match during a candidate-to-candidate question session.

June 7 District 63 Candidate & Issues Forum in Otis, Colorado

Come and meet Representative Holtorf. hear their platforms and have your questions answered. HD63 Candidate & Issues forum.

Victory! in Colorado District 63 for Holtorf

Thank you to all my supporters for your great support last night. I am proud to go back to the state Capitol to stand up proudly for our rural heritage, our rural values and our rural way of life. Many progressive democrats, RINOs, and special interest lobbyists will be disappointed to see me back in the Gold dome as I double down in the fight for our future next session.

Representative Holtorf, House District 63

Read This Before You Vote | Holtorf for Small Businesses

Are you tired of lallygagging around and not knowing who to vote for in the upcoming election? Representative Richard Holtorf has a 92% pro-small-business voting record. He has been endorsed by NFIB and Federal PACs. His record stands straight and confirmed along with the honor, experience, and education that the 29 years of military service have bestowed upon him.

Letter of Explanation to the Morgan County GOP Central Committee

June 12, 2022

Morgan County GOP Committee,

There have been a series of unfortunate events that have occurred over the last several days and a lack of communication at many levels has not helped in this matter.

Regrettably, misleading information was posted to the “Holtorf For Colorado” website in late May by my campaign web designer. The Morgan County Republican Committee logo was used which implied an endorsement was made to my campaign by the Morgan County Republican GOP. The Greeley Tribune picked up on this information and published an article which made its way back to Morgan County.

I continue to strive to be a true leader and that includes taking responsibility for the actions of the people that help me. Although the error was made by one of my volunteer campaign staff, the buck stops ultimately with me. I was not aware of the incorrect posting until the day before yesterday when the Morgan County Central Committee Chair contacted me. I verified the error and immediately, on the same day, directed the web designer to remove the inaccurate content. I also informed the Morgan County Central Committee Chair that the misinformation had been corrected. The intent was never to mislead anyone and I took immediate corrective action in the matter which is the sign of a leader.