Senator Bob Rankin
A Serious Leader for Serious Times.
LEADERSHIP DURING COVID-19
Senator Bob Rankin sits on the Joint Budget Committee – a group of six legislators tasked with ensuring that Colorado maintains a balanced budget every year. When COVID-19 left Colorado with the worst revenue decrease in history, Bob showed himself to be a responsible steward of the public trust, working hard and taking his duties seriously. He made the hard cuts necessary to balance the budget, while at the same time collaborating across the aisle to ensure that Coloradans who rely on essential services continue to receive them.
Supporting Our Seniors & Veterans
When legislators considered eliminating the Senior Homestead Tax Exemption due to COVID-19’s effects on our state budget, Bob Rankin fought to protect it. Due to his efforts, the exemption was spared.
In 2017, Bob was given the Home Care Association Colorado’s “Friend of Home Care” award for his work in home care.
Lowering Healthcare Premiums
Bob Rankin was a prime sponsor of House Bill 19-1168 – also known as “Reinsurance.” The bipartisan bill is quickly lowering premiums for District 8 communities, with the Denver Post estimating that “…for families in western Colorado…the savings could total more than $10,000 per year…”
In 2016 and 2017, Bob was named a “Behavioral Health Champion” by the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council Community.
Fighting for our Children
Bob Rankin has sponsored legislation to help protect our children, including Senate Bill 20-016, which would notify parents if a school employee provides drugs to a student, and House Bill 19-1030, which prohibited unlawful sexual communication with a minor over electronic communication.
Bob also ensured that all students in Senate District 8 could get free, full-day kindergarten when he voted for House Bill 19-1262.
In 2016, Bob was given the Boards of Cooperative Educational Services’ “Stanley A. Leftwich Award” for his work in education. He was also given the Colorado Coalition for Cyberschool Families’ “Golden Apple Award” in 2019.
Standing with Our Firefighters
Bob Rankin has always worked hard to make sure our local fire districts have the resources they need to protect our communities. That’s why he was named the 2019 Legislator of the Year and an “Honorary Fire Chief” by the Colorado State Fire Chiefs Association.
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