(Pueblo, CO) Tisha Casida, a 29 year old entrepreneur and publisher will announce her bid for the Third Congressional District of Colorado seat in 2012. The announcement will be made on May 13, 2011, from 4-7pm at The Historic Federal Building, 421 N. Main Street, Pueblo Colorado. In addition to announcing her campaign, Ms. Casida will be celebrating five years in business with That’s Natural!, a venture that promotes sustainable agriculture through a capitalistic market approach.
Along with her business experience Ms. Casida is publisher of The Good American Post, a conservative newspaper with national circulation. As a registered unaffiliated voter, Ms. Casida reflects a wide range of interests from fiscal conservatism and fidelity to the Constitution to a “hands off” philosophy regarding governmental intrusion on social and personal issues.
“As part of the generation now inflicted with massive debt,” Casida states that she is running “because I have seen and felt the economic consequences of out-of-control spending and fiscal irresponsibility.” She sees the federal government as having “lost its way” and representatives more concerned with “representing Washington than their states and districts.”
“I am running for Colorado’s third congressional district, not for the power hungry politicians in D.C. I am running for the small business owners, the families, the grandparents and the youth of this District. I want to bring jobs, prosperity, and a bright future back to Colorado.”
The incumbent Scott Tipton, a moderate Republican, won the Third District seat with a 4 point victory over Democrat John Salazar in 2010. Within two months of being in office Tipton was given only an 81% rating by The Heritage Foundation regarding his commitment to cutting spending.
“And after signing a ‘No Pork Pledge’ while campaigning,” Casida noted, “He supports a $24 million transit system for Aspen, where private-sector funding would be more appropriate. He promised no cuts to Medicare and then voted for cuts to Medicare. People are really tired of politicians. Our representatives have to be honest and accountable.”
“But I am not just running against someone, but for the rest of us, especially the young people who have followed the rules and come up empty handed. It’s time to take back Colorado.”