Diane Mitsch Bush

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DIANE MITSCH BUSH
CANDIDATE FOR U.S HOUSE
D-COLORADO 3RD DISTRICT
 
 

 

RACE SUMMARY: As a Colorado House Representative, Diane Mitsch Bush is running to represent Colorado's 3rd District. She is looking to fill an open seat that has been held by Republicans for the last decade.
 
VOTING RECORD: Project VoteSmart
 
BIOGRAPHY
POLITICAL CAREER
PARTY: Democrat
 
BORN: 2/17/1950
 
EDUCATION: University of Minnesota (BA, MA, PhD)
 
OCCUPATION: Professor, Social Policy Researcher
 
FAMILY: Married
 
CAREER:
  • Routt County Commissioner (2007-2012)
  • Representative, Colorado State House of Representatives (2013-2017)
  • Candidate, United States House of Representatives (CO-3) (2018, 2020) 
 
 
ISRAEL

  • Supports a two-state solution 
  • Has publicly condemned BDS
 
CHOICE

  • Ensured funding for Planned Parenthoods in Colorado during her time as a County Comissioner 
  • Received a 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice and Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • Supports passage of the Equal Rights Amendment
 
In Her Own Words

 "I have stood up for women's rights all my adult life, first as an activist, then as a policy researcher and tenured professor, then as an elected public servant. I know what life was like before Roe v. Wade and we can never go back. Protecting women's rights and reproductive health is the foundation of economic independence for women." 1

SOURCES: 1) votesmart.org
 
Interesting Facts

As a professor at Colorado State, she published sociology research on feminism and women's rights movements 
 
She and her husband enjoy alpine skiing, backpacking, mountain biking, and rock climbing