Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn is the incumbent representative for Colorado's 5th Congressional District.
What would be your first legislative priority this next session?
Lamborn: My first priority would be to make sure that US Space Command stays here in Colorado Springs. I've been working on this for a long time. It's huge for the future of our community. It's good for our national defense. And that's exactly what I'm going to be working for, other priorities as well.
How do you plan to represent an increasingly diverse voter base in your district?
Lamborn: One thing that I plan to do is to treat every voter, every citizen, everyone who walks in my door. With respect, we've been doing this all along. We never ask for anyone what their voter registration is. We take care of everyone if we're able to and give it our best efforts, no matter who they are or what their background is. If we can help them, we do so. And I think that's the way to show respect for everybody.
What is your top priority, and what is your plan to address it?
My top priority is to see US Space Command here in Colorado Springs. I will be using my position on the Armed Services Committee -- where I'm a ranking member on an important subcommittee, the Committee on Readiness, which has a three hundred billion dollar portfolio, and hopefully the Strategic Forces Subcommittee in the next Congress -- to leverage that position into influencing that decision process. Since I was able to bring in funding for the combined space operations facility to make sure that that comes here, that's part of the infrastructure that helps space be better here than anywhere else.