The 2020 election is heating up in Colorado and there are plenty of races with candidates eager to serve in elected office. Eyes are primarily focused on the presidential election, but voters will also decide the outcome of state representative, senate and judicial seats.
Patch asked candidates to answer questions about their campaigns and will be publishing candidate profiles as election day draws near.
Jaimie Lynn Kulikowski is running for U.S. House – District 6.
Party affiliation: Unity Party
Family: The video below shares a little of my backstory to include photos of my family. I am the oldest of three girls. My parents, Tom Kulikowski and Franny Weitzel-Calhan, were very young when they had me, both 19 years old. My parents made many mistakes, as all parents do. Despite their mistakes, there is one thing my parents always did that I am forever grateful. My parents always encouraged us girls to pursue our dreams. They not only encouraged us, they truly believed in us. My middle sister, Theresa Kulikowski, wanted to go to the Olympics. She was the alternate for the 1996 Women’s Olympic Gymnastics team. My youngest sister, Gillian Kulikowski, wanted to be a doctor. She is now a neurologist pioneering an eco-medicine cooperative in Texas. Being a congresswoman was never my dream. It is my calling. That said, I’ve decided to make it my dream, and my parents are supporting me 100% just like they did when I was growing up.
Occupation: The most relevant occupation I’ve had for Congress is Army Officer. I have six years of military leadership education (1997-2003) and four years experience serving our country as a top performing Airborne Army Officer (1999-2003).
Previous elected experience: I served honorably as an Airborne Army Officer from 1999 – 2003
Family members in government: I am the granddaughter to Frankie Kulikowski, a WWII veteran who came home with two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. I am the daughter to Tom Kulikowski who served in the Army as an enlisted member for 21 years – 12 years active duty and nine years in the National Guard. I am the sister to Theresa Kulikowski who served as an Army Officer Physician’s Assistant in combat. I am the sister to Gillian Kulikowski who served as an Army officer Neurologist. Serving our country and fighting for our American freedom runs in my blood.
The single most pressing issue facing our state is _______, and this is what I intend to do about it.
The single most pressing issue facing our state is ending the endless wars against covid, racism, and President Trump. I intend to keep defending President Trump’s leadership and fighting to preserve our constitutional rights. This is not a matter of what I intend to do. This is a matter of what I am already doing and will keep doing until these endless and unnecessary wars are over.
What are the critical differences between you and the other candidates seeking this post?