GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.—Democrat state Sen. Evie Hudak of Westminster does not believe Coloradans are taxed enough. In a newly surfaced video of Hudak participating in a 2010 panel discussion for education, the Democrat politician claims:
“People in Colorado have to stop thinking we’re taxed to death, because actually, we’re not. It’s the opposite.”
Hudak was first elected to the General Assembly in 2008. Since taking office, she’s supported more than $4 billion in tax increases.
“Evie Hudak is out of touch,” commented Colorado Republican Party spokesman Justin Miller. “She thinks we're not taxed enough, but Coloradans clearly disagree. Just last year, voters in Colorado overwhelmingly rejected a $3 billion tax hike that she supported.”
In 2011, Evie Hudak joined with other Democrats in support of Proposition 103, which would have increased sales and income taxes by $2.9 billion. The measure was soundly defeated by 63.5 percent of voters in Colorado.
Hudak is running for re-election in Senate District 19, where she faces Republican challenger Lang Sias of Arvada.
Please click here to view a video of Evie Hudak’s comments. The panel discussion was aired as part of Colorado Public Television's Studio 12 program.