Karen McCormick – Perfect Sense For Colorado
I have called Colorado home for the past 23 years and have been married to my husband Gregg, a native Coloradan, for 28 years. This is where I built my own business, raised my family and where I plan to spend the rest of my life. I love this state, the people and I want to continue my life of service to make it a wonderful place for everyone who calls Colorado home.
The passion I have for Colorado and our country is the driving force behind my decision to run for office to represent Colorado in the 4th Congressional District. My childhood experiences in a military family, my education, small business success and commitment to public service have prepared me to best represent our Colorado values in Congress.
I grew up in a Navy family living throughout the United States, the daughter of a Navy fighter pilot who served our country for 30 years. Relocating every couple of years through childhood gave my two brothers and me the opportunity to see and experience many parts of our country and instilled in us a deep understanding of what it means to be an American.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. I chose veterinary medicine as a career because I love science, medicine, animals and I have a passion to help people. Taking care of the animals people depend on for their livelihood or that are a beloved part of the family has been immensely rewarding.
As small business owners my husband and I understand the challenges and rewards that come with managing a business. Gregg runs an auto repair shop in Longmont and my small animal hospital employed 24 people. I know how important it is to be accountable to both your customers and to your employees. This is the same sense of accountability I will take with me to Congress as your representative.
Community • Compassion • Intelligence
Volunteer work has always been an important part of my life. I have been a board member for 10 years in Project V.E.T.S, a non-profit dedicated to promoting animal health worldwide. I volunteered and was a board member for ViDAS, a non-profit that holds large scale spay and neuter clinics and educational outreach in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. For the past three years I have volunteered to teach English language to immigrants in my community for a non-profit called Intercambio. I also coach students in communications skills at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University helping to train the next generation of Colorado veterinarians.
I have never held political office before. Feeling increasingly dissatisfied with our current representation in Congresss and knowing there are many Coloradans whose voices are being ignored by their representatives, I decided to take my passion for service to the highest levels and run for Congress. I want to be a champion for all the residents of our district regardless of political affliation, religion, gender, country of origin or economic status. We are all here together and have so much in common. Everyone in Colorado wants the same economic opportunities, clean air and water, great schools for our children, to feel safe, and to have their voices heard in government.
I look forward to continuing my life of service by earning the chance to be the people’s representative in Congress for Colorado’s 4th District.