Joe Miklosi

Joe Miklosi

Party: Democrat
State: Colorado
What you need to know: He supports funding for the United Nations and bringing our troops home from Afghanistan.

Democrat - Challenger
Endorsed by Council for a Livable World

Colorado’s 6th Congressional District was represented for many years by Tom Tancredo (R), the hard-right immigration demagogue. This year, however, the district has been made considerably more Democratic by redistricting, and political strategists believe the Congressional race here will be one of the closest in the country. The Democratic candidate in this race is Joe Miklosi.

Miklosi brings a wealth of diverse experience to his campaign for Congress. Highlights include six years of business development where he helped start an Internet software company and 12 years of public policy work including four years as a Colorado State Representative.

During the past four years Miklosi has worked for Project C.U.R.E., the largest collector and distributor of donated medical supplies and equipment in the developing world. Project C.U.R.E. impacts thousands of doctors, nurses, health care clinics, and hospitals in 123 developing nations. His desire to make a difference led him to travel to Rwanda, Kenya, and Guatemala on humanitarian trips. He believes that helping to stabilize developing countries makes us safer here at home.

Miklosi’s international travel has driven home his long standing belief that the U.S. presents a better face to the world with diplomatic rather than military measures.

Miklosi’s international travel has driven home his long standing belief that the U.S. presents a better face to the world with diplomatic rather than military measures. He supports funding for the United Nations and bringing our troops home from Afghanistan.

Before working at Project C.U.R.E., Miklosi was the Colorado State Director for Progressive Majority, a grassroots organization that recruits, trains, and elects fiscally responsible and socially progressive municipal and state candidates throughout Colorado. While at Progressive Majority Joe helped elect over 50 candidates and founded the annual Color Colorado Conference, a forum to discuss new ways for making the Colorado civic process more inclusive for African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and all people from communities of color.

Miklosi’s opponent is Tancredo’s successor, Rep. Mike Coffman (R). Coffman's extreme voting record is a major liability in a moderate and approximately 50% Democratic performing district. He voted twice to destroy Medicare; he is a member of the Tea Party Caucus; he signed the Grover Norquist anti-tax pledge and he has pursued a radical social agenda such as redefining rape; empowering IRS agents to intimidate a woman considering an abortion even in life threatening situations; defunding child nutrition and safe drinking water programs; and proposes reducing PTSD benefits for veterans. His hardline stance on immigration echoes Tancredo’s, which may cause problems with the growing Hispanic population in the district.

Coffman will be well funded, and this campaign will be hard fought. You can help Joe Miklosi prevail by making a check out to Miklosi for Congress and mailing it to Council for a Livable World or by donating online by clicking the donate button on this page.

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