19. June 2018 · Comments Off on I signed The Pledge! · Categories: Actions

                                                              

At the recent Western Conservative Summit I was pleased to sign the Colorado Union of Taxpayers Pledge. I support TABOR and if elected I will protect your pocketbook!

13. September 2016 · Comments Off on NFIB Endorsement! · Categories: Endorsements

National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) Officially Endorses Donna Walter

I have the honor of informing you that you now have the official endorsement of Colorado’s largest and leading small-business association for your 2016 election campaign to the Colorado House of Representatives.

With 350,000 members nationwide, including more than 7,000 in Colorado, the National Federation of Independent Business has been the Voice of Small Business since 1943.

In endorsing you, the SAFE Trust (Save America’s Free Enterprise) political action committee of the National Federation of Independent Business/Colorado was impressed by your fundamental appreciation that small businesses are not smaller versions of big businesses, but have different difficulties in remaining solvent.

Your understanding that Main Street, mom-and-pop enterprises employ more working Coloradans than any other collective entity and generate the vast majority of net new jobs was also commendably noted by the PAC.

We wish you well in your election bid and are glad to give you our ringing endorsement. I look forward to the opportunity of working with you after your election.

 

Anthony F. Gagliardi

NFIB State Director

303-860-1778

 

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics, is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” — Plato

02. November 2014 · Comments Off on Colorado Log Cabin Republicans Endorse Donna Walter · Categories: Endorsements

I am honored to have received the endorsement of the Log Cabin Republicans.

November 2, 2014

Donna Walter
123 Riverside Avenue
Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

Dear Ms Walter,

On behalf of all the members of the Log Cabin Republicans of Colorado, we are pleased to
endorse your candidacy for Representative from House District 52.

Log Cabin Republicans is the nation’s original and largest organization representing gay
conservatives. The organization believes in the Republican principles of limited government, a
strong national defense, free markets, low taxes, personal responsibility, and individual liberty.

Your positions have impressed our members, and we certainly appreciate your support and
advocacy for equality in Colorado.

Thank you for being a leader for inclusion in our great Centennial State. We look forward to
our continued friendship and an outstanding working relationship.

Sincerely,
George K. Gramer, Jr.
President, Log Cabin Republicans of Colorado

30. October 2014 · Comments Off on Bob Schaffer Recommends Vote for Donna Walter to Support Wise Education Policy · Categories: Endorsements

I am honored and thrilled to see what Bob Schaffer said about me in his letter to the editor in the Coloradoan today. He said, “Donna Walter … offered clear and concise solutions for public education.” He also said, “she painted a promising vision of higher and more relevant academic standards for all Colorado schoolchildren.” I am happy to see endorsement of my approach to state education policy coming from a former Congressman and chairman of the Colorado Board of Education!

See the entire letter in the Coloradoan: http://www.coloradoan.com/story/opinion/readers/2014/10/30/letter-beauprez-walter-gardner-boost-education/18185939/.

29. October 2014 · Comments Off on Government’s First Duty · Categories: Blog

I have carried this quote from Ronald Reagan with me as I have conducted this campaign.

We’ve gone astray from first principles. We’ve lost sight of the rule that individual freedom and ingenuity are at the very core of everything that we’ve accomplished. Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.

27. October 2014 · Comments Off on Senator Vicki Marble Endorses Donna Walter · Categories: Endorsements

I am honored to have received the endorsement of Senator Vicki Marble.

It isn’t often we have an opportunity to elect an individual as qualified as Donna Walter to represent Colorado House District 52.

Donna is that rare individual, who puts “People” before “Politics”, knows “Liberty is the pathway to Prosperity” and understands exactly what Coloradans are experiencing under Nationalized Health Care. She believes in a patient’s individual relationship with the doctor of their choice, not bureaucrat involvement, red tape and Insurance Industry guidelines with limitations on your health care needs.

Donna is a candidate who will represent you with integrity and common sense.

‘Dr. Donna’, as she’s been fondly referred to by her patients, has faithfully served in the natural wellness health care industry for the last 27 years. As your next State Representative for House District 52 she will servewith that same commitment.

It is an honor and my privilege to endorse Donna Walter for HD52.

— Senator Vicki Marble

22. October 2014 · Comments Off on Representative Brian Delgrosso Endorses Donna Walter · Categories: Endorsements

I am honored to have received the endorsement of Representative Brian Delgrosso.

Among our greatest need in the Colorado House of Representatives is leaders who are willing to stand up for the rights of individuals against the special interests who strive to push their agendas into public policy. We need representatives who will uphold and defend the Constitution of United States of America by the way they serve in their offices. We need public servants who recognize that every penny spent by the government comes from the purses and wallets of someone who had to work to earn it. We need men and women who will treat the call to serve in public office as the sacred trust that it is. Donna Walter is just such a woman, and I endorse her as State Representative for Colorado House District 52.

— Representative Brian Delgrosso, Colorado House Minority Leader

22. October 2014 · Comments Off on Senator Kevin Lundberg Endorses Donna Walter · Categories: Endorsements

I am honored to have received the endorsement of Senator Kevin Lundberg.

I have worked hard in the Colorado state legislature to ensure accessible and affordable health care choices for each Coloradan. Through my many years in this fight, I have been pleased to work side-by-side with Donna Walter and other liberty-minded citizens. Donna is passionate that health care decisions should remain between the health care provider and the patient without interference from bureaucracies. I strongly endorse Donna Walter as State Representative for Colorado House District 52.

— Senator Kevin Lundberg

21. October 2014 · Comments Off on Associated Builders and Contractors Endorse Donna Walter for Colorado State House · Categories: Endorsements

I am honored to have received the endorsement of the Associated Builders and Contractors.

Dear Donna:

On behalf of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), I’m pleased to announce that our board of directors voted unanimously to endorse your candidacy.

Best wishes with your campaign. We look forward to working with you as a member of the State House.

Sincerely,

Mark M. Latimer, President/CEO
Rocky Mountain Chapter, Associated Builders and Contractors

20. October 2014 · Comments Off on Soapbox Article Submitted to The Coloradoan · Categories: Blog

Here is a copy of the Soabox article I just submitted for publication in the Coloradoan. Watch for it!

My name is Donna Walter. I’m running for the 52nd House District, which is primarily the east side of Fort Collins. I have lived in Colorado for 41 years, 28 of which have been in Larimer County and Fort Collins. My background is 27 years in the Natural Wellness Industry. I hold credentials of a Board-Certified Naturopathic Doctor.

Our government exists to secure our fundamental human rights. Our individual liberties are what give us the ability to succeed, to achieve, and to prosper. It is that freedom which has brought our nation and our state to greatness.  I am passionate in my belief in our individual rights, and in my defense of them. That is why I am running to represent you in our state legislature–to bring about a government that protects and respects our rights as human beings.

I have studied and taught constitutional law. I have twelve years of experience working with legislators at the capitol on various bills. Our current legislature is out of touch with grassroots Coloradans–with regular people who want to live their lives, work their jobs, and raise their families in a manner they see fit.
Our great Poudre School District is renowned for being a choice district. It serves students with a variety of curricula such as Core Knowledge (distinct from Common Core), International Baccalaureate, project-based learning, in addition to PSD curriculum. Thirty percent of our families choose to attend schools that are not their neighborhood school. These choices have made our district one of the best in the state.

However, decisions are being made at the legislature that will drastically alter the availability of these choices in practice, if not in fact. The legislature adopted the Common Core standards as part of the Colorado Academic Standards. These one-size-fits-all standards will be enforced by the PARCC test, a very high-stakes standardized test that rigidly prescribes exactly what subject material be taught and when, leaving no room for consideration of the values of the community, such as emphasis on subjects like art and music. “Choice” curricula are still permitted of course, but with the rigidity placed upon them by Common Core, it is much like Henry Ford saying “You can have any color you like, as long as its black.”

My commitment as a legislator will be to protect the rights of parents to choose the best educational options for their children, and to make certain those options remain available. Our local communities are best equipped to determine the needs of their school system, so I will support policies that return power to local districts and parents, and not centralize them in Denver or Washington.

This commitment to parents and local communities is part of a broader vision I hold that a government that respects and protects our individual rights and freedoms is the government that creates the best scenario for the most people to succeed. That is my vision for Colorado. It is what I want for you, and that is why I am running for the 52nd House District. Don’t hesitate to contact me at donna@donnawalter.com or to visit my website www.donnawalter.com to ask any questions. I ask for your vote for state representative.