“I’m honored to get back to work for the people of Colorado Springs,” said Rep.-elect Exum. “I’m especially excited to serve on the Education committee, where I will fight for improved funding for our schools and the best outcomes for our kids.”
“It is a great honor to be named the next chair of the Judiciary Committee,” said Rep. Lee, who served as vice chair last year. “One of my greatest passions is to fight for justice for every person in Colorado and this position will enable me to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to do just that.”
A retired Battalion Chief from the Colorado Springs Fire Department, I spent over thirty-five years making our community safer, As a father and grandfather, I know what it means for our children to get a good education. Whether it is fighting fires, bringing different people together to solve problems, officiating high school and college basketball and softball, or training the next generation of firefighters to follow in a tradition of public service, I have put our community first for decades.
I learned from my service to the people of Colorado Springs that it takes hard work, a caring heart and tenacity to be the change you want to see in the world. I am asking the citizens of this community: “Do you care enough?” I am rallying like-minded individuals and businesses to come together in continuing conversations on what is needed and how we can make southeastern Colorado Springs a better place to live,work and raise a family.
I am proud of my record serving the community over the last 37 years–as a Colorado Springs firefighter and Battalion Chief, and as a former state representative. During my time in office, I fought to help create good jobs in our community, to boost investments in our local schools, and to provide “breakfast after the bell” to ensure that kids are prepared to learn and don’t start off the school day on an empty stomach.