“I’m thrilled to announce that I endorse State Representative Diane Mitsch Bush in her bid for Congress! Diane advocates for the environment, making health care accessible and affordable, creating good paying jobs, and access to quality education for all.
“Because she serves as the chairwoman of a committee I’m on—the Transportation & Energy Committee—I’ve had a front row seat to witness Diane’s work ethic. What struck me after working alongside her this past session is that she always does her homework. She doesn’t just accept information as she hears it; Diane does extensive research into topics and how a bill would affect her district before making her decision on how to vote.
“Diane knows what it means to live in rural Colorado. And frankly, she doesn’t take grief. Diane knows what her district needs, knows what it’ll take to make real change, and knows how to fight to make it happen.
It’s obvious when you meet Diane that working toward a better, more equitable and sustainable Colorado for all is her passion. It’s past time to take back this seat from Scott Tipton. I am confident Diane is the candidate who will win this race.
With proud enthusiasm, I support Diane Mitsch Bush as the Democratic Congressional Candidate in 2018.”
- Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango
“I saw firsthand how knowledgeable Diane is on issues that are integral to our way of life, such as water rights, land usage, wildlife preservation and protecting the environment.”
- Speaker Pro Tempore of the Colorado House Rep. Jessie Danielson
“It’s high time Colorado has the representation in Washington that we deserve and Diane is the woman for the job.”
- Colorado House Majority Leader KC Becker
“In the legislature there are statesmen and there are politicians. Rep. Mitsch Bush is a true statesman. She looks to Colorado’s future, not just her next election. She always does her homework and asks tough questions in committee.”
- Steve Holdren, Colorado Livestock Association, presenting the 2015
Legislative Award from the Colorado Livestock Association to Diane, June 2015
"In an era where politicians are more beholden to their parties than their people, Rep. Mitsch Bush is unique: always prepared, always focused on her constituents and not afraid to cross the aisle to do what’s best for the citizens of Colorado.
During the many years I spent advocating for Colorado’s rural schools, Rep. Mitsch Bush was always someone I could count on to listen, ask the right questions, do the research, and then work with ALL of her colleagues (D and R) to get things done.”
- Paula Stephenson, Former Executive Director Colorado Rural Schools Alliance
“We hear many things about our politicians these days and rarely do we hear the good, well it’s easy to say that State Representative Diane Mitsch Bush is a good public servant and politician. She is one of those rare individuals entirely dedicated to the service of others; she was this way as a County Commissioner and now as a State Representative. Diane is hard working and holds true to a high set of personal values including giving to others in need. The only wish I would have is that all our state legislators would have the same character traits as State Representative Diane Mitsch Bush.”
- Scott H. Mader, Former Superintendent of Hayden School District and
South Routt School District and presently Superintendent of Trinidad School District #1
“In 2014, Diane worked on legislation that resulted in tax incentives for small business investment, job creation and targeted job training; child care tax credits for working families; veterans assistance; disaster relief; funding for creative industries and tourism; advancing the field of renewable energy; energy efficiency; increased funding for preschool, K-12, and higher education; wastewater and drinking water projects; and an overhaul of Colorado driver’s license offices.
Rep. Mitsch Bush is well known for being responsive to her constituents. Colorado Capitol Watch, a non-partisan watchdog group, named Diane the most effective freshman representative in 2013. I particularly appreciate her advocacy and work with local governments around I-70 transportation issues.”
- Josh Lautenberg, Vail, CO
"I have known Diane since I moved to Steamboat Springs. She possesses a blend of intelligence, energy and professionalism that is rare in politics. Her leadership and votes on important issues reflect her commitment to a just, equitable and sustainable Colorado. It’s not just a tagline."
- Reed Morris, Attorney, Steamboat Springs, Board Member Colorado Foundation for Water Education
“Diane Mitsch Bush has been a tireless advocate for this beautiful valley as long as I have known her. She has a genuine concern for our heritage as well as our future, she has a true grasp of what is right and what is wrong, and she has endless intellect and energy. Her vision for the Yampa Valley is a priceless gift, not only to us, but to our children. I know that she will represent the people of the Roaring Fork and Eagle Valleys with the same dedication and integrity. That's who she is.”
- Mary J. Melius, Steamboat Springs Businesswoman