October 3, 2012
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When Dick Soash was elected state senator in 1976, it was the first time a local Democrat held the seat since Republican rancher Charlie Murphy wrestled the seat away from Steamboat’s "Preachin’" Bob Norvell in 1928.
Mitsch Bush beat Republican opponent Chuck McConnell with 55 percent of the vote.
Diane Mitsch Bush and Chuck McConnell are from Steamboat Springs, which raises the question of how well they are coming across in Eagle County, the only other county besides Routt in House District 26.
I will work every day if elected to help small businesses in our state hire more employees; invest in property, plants and equipment; and help contribute to the American Dream.
Chuck McConnell is running for Colorado House District 26
Business issues from the need to support lone eagles to the role of government in economic development got a close look Wednesday when the Steamboat Pilot & Today hosted local candidates.
Chuck McConnell says "Oil and gas creates jobs today — these are high-paying jobs," while Diane Mitsch Bush counters that "Research and experience show small businesses are the job creators."