I’m Michael Colombe, Democratic candidate for Colorado Congressional District 5 – 2022 Election. Thank you for taking time to stop by. I’m a father of two sets of twin daughters that are 5 years apart who are grown and on their own. I’m also a new Grandpa of a beautiful grand-daughter named Elsie and I’m soon to be blessed again with another grand-daughter named Rosalie that are from the older twins.
I have a Bachelors Degree in Health Science & a Masters Degree in Emergency Management from Trident University. I currently work many hours volunteering for our community advising and examining policy decisions for the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments/ Community Advisory Committee.
I semi-retired from the U.S. Department of Interior; Bureau of Land Management in 2017 and moved back to Colorado. I’ve lived in Colorado on & off since 1992 and it is my favorite place. I served in; the U.S. Navy as an Aviation SAR Swimmer from 1987-1995, the U.S. Air Force as a Pararescue Specialist from 1996-2004. After working in Iraq for a year on a U.S. State Department – Counter Terrorism Special Operations Force (CTSOF) contract, I became a Department of Defense employee as a Pararescue/Combat Rescue Officer Instructor from 2005-2008.
I worked for the U.S. Department of the Interior 2008-2017, in the National Park Service as Safety/Health Officer- Grand Teton National Park, in the Bureau of Land Management as the Supervisory Regional Safety/Health manager for Oregon & Washington state BLM activities; forestry, wildlife management, wildland fire (smokejumpers), Law Enforcement Rangers (water/air operations), mountain rescue, EMS dispatch centers, fire brigades, science & resources, recreation & planning, roads maintenance, facilities maintenance, and water treatment facilities.
Why I Decided to Run for Office
Simply to give power back to the people by electing a leader that serves all the people in the district, & one that actually takes the congressional district work periods seriously to communicate and be involved with the district. By providing more Townhall’s than in the past, and I will provide new opportunities for constituents to communicate with me in both rural and urban areas. Coffee with congressman! It’s time for higher echelon thinking. The current Colorado rate of growth will largely increase the population of our district.
The lack of foresight and initiative by the current district 5 congressional leader has failed to address the predicted population increase. With over 3000 persons per year moving into El Paso County area alone, it is time to get a leader that has the confidence, stamina, experience and qualifications that will establish and build healthy communities, better quality of life, and representation for everyone. Regular communication is necessary to allow for more transparency and accountability. The U.S. Congressional position works for the prosperity of the people that voted them into office, not any particular political party and its agenda.
I have exemplified courage by launching myself into harms way time after time to bring people to safety…that will never change. Please join me today in pursuing a better future that is absent of divisiveness and constitutional obstruction.
As Your U.S. Congressional District 5 Representative-
I will communicate with key community leaders and my constituents regularly by way of town halls, coffee with congressmen, and other community events. I will establish a new line of communication that effectively captures district issues. I will utilize the district work periods to address issues at home for you in the district rather than kowtow to big donors that don’t live here.
I will stand up in public for you and every citizen of this district debating issues on stage and representing your interests on the legislative floor.
I will fight for every constitutional right of every citizen in this district and put country before party.
I thank God for our blessings and our prosperity, for there is Nothing Without Providence- Nil Sine Numine.