Independence Institute is proud to announce that the third nominee for the coveted title of Californian of the Year is Colorado State Senator Kevin Priola.
The Californian of the Year is the man, woman, non-binary, or gender-fluid person who has done the most to turn our once liberty-loving state of Colorado into the command and control, over-taxed, over-regulated, over-dependent, hypersensitive, politically correct, buzz-kill state of California.
Senator Priola answers the age-old question—can a Republican also be a communist? Priola proves the answer is a resounding YES!
The Colorado Union of Taxpayers (CUT) rated Kevin the lowest amongst of his Republican colleagues. This is an especially impressive achievement since he is a signer of the CUT pledge to uphold the spirit and letter of our Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) AND to oppose any new net tax increases.
So Kevin had to go above and beyond to urinate on that pledge (and the taxpayers) by voting in favor of tax increases, now called fees—without asking for voter consent—on gasoline, delivery service, and about, oh, roughly $800 million of stuff.
He voted for the hospital bed tax, also without voter approval.
He voted for the massive tax increase and TABOR-destroying Prop CC, which voters killed.
He voted to create yet another governmental district to build choo-choo trains across our state.
For Kevin, there is just no end to his progressive, California-craving work to separate people from their money and freedom.
When voters say there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats, they can thank Kevin! When Republican volunteers say they don’t want to help because they feel betrayed, they can thank Kevin!
Join us to see who takes home the honor of Californian of the Year by coming to our Floor Signing Happy Hour THIS Thursday, 10/28. At this party, you can graffiti up the floors of our Freedom Embassy, much like the oh-so-California-like graffiti all over the city of Denver, before we install our new floors. Come and leave a surprise message for the next generation.
And stay tuned for the fourth nominee announcement!