My name is Cole Buerger and I am running to represent you, your family and every resident of the 3rd Congressional District in Congress.
As a fifth generation Coloradan, my roots in this beautiful state are deep. Like many, I come from an agricultural family that raised cattle and worked in the gas fields. Public service runs in the family. Mitchell, my partner, was in ROTC at CU Boulder and served in the Army. My dad volunteered at the National Western Stock Show's livestock exhibition. My mom was a 4-H leader and mentor to many young people. And my grandmother served as the mayor of Kremmling for many years, dedicating her life to fighting for her community. She was as authentic as it gets, and she was my hero. Today, I hope to follow in these footsteps to ensure the people of Colorado and our heritage continue to have a bright future.
To do that, we have to look past our differences; we need to prioritize our shared potential over our party affiliation; we must work together to find common ground. If we do, we can achieve amazing things for our families, our communities, our district and our nation. Colorado and America are ready for a representative that listens; a representative who is honest about who they are and what they believe; a representative who can bridge the divides between people and who is capable of leading through dialogue and teamwork. A representative who represents all of our district.
The times demand we build up communities and economies that serve all of us, rather than tearing the other side down. In the coming months, I will visit every corner of the 3rd Congressional District to meet you, hear your stories, and learn what is most important to you. I hope that in the process, you and yours will join my campaign. I hope we can work together to ensure everyone in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District is represented in Washington.