There’s too much at stake for Coloradans to elect someone in lockstep with Donald Trump, like Richard Murray. Murray supported Trump’s SCOTUS nomination of Brett Kavanaugh on social media, even though President Obama nominated Merrick Garland 237 days before the 2016 Presidential Election. Murray himself is a member of the Republican National Lawyers Association.
VIDEO: Murray Pledges To “Do Everything In My Power To Prevent” Democrats From Taking Control Of The CU Board Of Regents And To “Fight Strong For Our Conservative Values.” MURRAY: “…I’m a lifelong Republican and will fight strong for our conservative values on the board of regents.”
(SOURCE: “University Of Colorado Regent Candidate Richard Murray,” Salzman Youtube Profile, 8/11/20)
Murray’s Ads During The 2020 GOP Primary Touted Him As A “Conservative Republican.”
(SOURCE: Right Colorado Mail Chimp Profile, Accessed 9/4/20)
“In 2016, The RNLA Helped To Organize And Train Hundreds Of Lawyers In Key States Across The Country Who Held Ensure That The Election With President Trump’s Historic Victory Was Open, Fair, And Honest.”
Murray Liked A Tweet Commemorating The Swearing In Of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Murray Liked A Tweet Claiming Brett Kavanaugh “Clearly Demonstrated To The American People That He Is A Great Judge, Teacher, Coach, Mentor, And Most Importantly, Husband And Dad.”
(Source: Murray Facebook Profile, Accessed 9/4/20)
Murray Supported A Tweet From GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw Criticizing Colin Kaepernick’s Criticism Of The American Revolutionary Flag And Claiming He Might Be Better Off Living In Cuba.
(Murray Twitter Profile, Accessed 9/4/20)
Kaepernick Had Said “He And Others Consider It An Offensive Symbol Due To Its Connection To A Time When Slavery Was Legal.” “Nike struck down a plan to release a shoe featuring the original version of the U.S. flag this week at the request of Colin Kaepernick, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. The shoe, the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July, featured a logo of the original U.S. flag, the design of which by popular lore is credited to Betsy Ross, with 13 stars in a circle. The Journal reports that Kaepernick told Nike it shouldn’t use that version of the flag, as he and others consider it an offensive symbol due to its connection to a time when slavery was legal.”
(Source: “Report: Kaepernick Moves Nike To Pull Flag Shoe,” ESPN, 7/2/19)
Richard claims he will prioritize college affordability and access if elected to the CU Board of Regents, but in 2004, Murray championed the “largest student fee increase in history” – authoring a bill to collect $400 from each student annually for 20 years.
Murray: “One Of The Biggest Issues Is The Affordability Of An Education At CU, Which Directly Impacts The Accessibility Of Higher Education In Colorado.” “Murray said he plans to focus on the cost of tuition and related issues. “One of the biggest issues is the affordability of an education at CU, which directly impacts the accessibility of higher education in Colorado,” he said. “That affects the ability of students to attend and get their degree from a world-class institution. That dovetails with the types of issues I worked on when I was student body president at CU.”
(Source: “Republican Attorney Richard Murray Launches Bid For 6th District CU Regent Seat,” Colorado Politics, 1/22/20)
Tuition has increased 260% over the past 40 years and devastated middle class families. Richard’s bill levied a student fee increase despite several other rising costs including — a 6 percent tuition increase, a 40 percent increase in student and academic fees, and for those living on campus, an 8 percent increase in room and board.
In May 2004, The University Of Colorado-Boulder’s Student Government Passed “The Largest Student Fee Increase In History” To Gradually Levy Up To $400 From Each Student. “Now that the University of Colorado-Boulder’s student government has passed the largest student fee increase in history, many students are wondering when to expect changes to both their pocketbooks and the campus.
(SOURCE: “U. Colorado Assesses Future After Student Fee Increase Levied,” Colorado Daily, 5/3/04)
Murray Championed The 2004 Fee Increase By Sponsoring And Authoring 60LCB#15, The University Of Colorado Student Union Bill Imposing The Fee Increase. (60LCB#15 Capital Construction, University Of Colorado Student Union, 4/15/04)
Murray’s Bill Was Ultimately Approved By The CU Board Of Regents
Murray And His Fellow Student Leaders “Devoted Long Hours To Lobbying Fellow Student Legislators To Win Approval Of A Fee Increase.” “The University of Colorado at Boulder’s new law school building will begin to take shape east and south of the current building in January, thanks largely to the commitment and civic mindedness of several student leaders, said Law School Dean David Getches. Facing a threat to the school’s accreditation because of the law building’s poor condition, particularly the law library, Getches sought and won the support of student leaders last April, including senior biology major Eugene Pearson. He, along with law student Brian Mason and undergraduate Richard Murray, now a first-year law student, drafted the student government’s legislation. They all devoted long hours to lobbying fellow student legislators to win approval of a fee increase. Last April the University of Colorado Student Union approved a bill to assess all full-time students a fee to retire $21 million in bonds that will finance construction of the $46.4 million law school. The fee will begin at the time the building is completed in fall 2006 and will increase from $100 a year to $400 a year over a four-year period. The new fee will be assessed for 20 years until the bonds are retired.”
(SOURCE: “CU-Boulder Student Leaders Take Unique, Unprecedented Action To Ensure Law School Building Gets Built,” Colorado Law, 11/11/04)
Murray ‘I am a lifelong Republican, and I will fight strong for our conservative values on the Board of Regents. We need regents who believe in fiscal conservatism, free enterprise, and freedom of speech and thought.’Spiegel argues that during the 40 years that Republicans have controlled the board, ‘we have seen tuition increase more than 260%, student debt skyrocket, and opportunities for diverse students decrease.’ Spiegel She says a Democratic majority on the Board of Regents is an essential step toward adequately funding ‘both K-12 and higher education in Colorado.’ ‘It’s time for a change,’ she told the Colorado Times Recorder. Differences on the IssuesSpiegel, who’s focused her career on parenting, teaching, and education advocacy, is clear about her opposition to Trump and his educational policies.
(SOURCE: “U. Colorado Regents Pass Everything,” Colorado Daily, 6/3/04)
Murray And His Fellow Student Government Leaders At The University Of Colorado Supported The Student Fee Increase Despite Other Cost Increases Murray And His Fellow Student Government Leaders At The University Of Colorado Supported The Student Fee Increase Despite Other Cost Increases Including “A Six Percent Tuition Increase ($192), A 40 Percent Increase In Student And Academic Fees ($332) And, For Those Living On Campus, An Eight Percent Increase In Room And Board ($560).” “University of Colorado Student Union Tri-Executive Joe Neguse attended the meeting and told the Colorado Daily that he and his fellow tri-executives were “very wary of the fees.” “It’s all coming at once — it’s not just one big fee, it’s being split into all these different packages,” he said. “A lot of students are starting to realize it, and come this fall, a lot more will be realizing it when they see their tuition.”
Total new costs for the average CU-Boulder College of Arts and Science resident undergraduate for the 2004-2005 year will include a six percent tuition increase ($192), a 40 percent increase in student and academic fees ($332) and, for those living on campus, an eight percent increase in room and board ($560). Neguse said UCSU would spend the fall trying to lobby for a TABOR and Amendment 23 ballot initiative and hoped to educate as many students as possible about the unprecedented changes taking place in Colorado. “We’re seeing a trend of the state of Colorado no longer supporting its universities,” he said after the meeting.”
(SOURCE: “U. Colorado Regents Pass Everything,” Colorado Daily, 6/3/04)
Murray: “I Am A Lifelong Republican, And I Will Fight Strong For Our Conservative Values On The Board Of Regents. We Need Regents Who Believe In Fiscal Conservatism, Free Enterprise, And Freedom Of Speech And Thought.” “If you live in Aurora or the surrounding suburbs, Republican Richard Murray wants you to give him a seat on the governing board of the University of Colorado to stop Democrats from controlling CU.That’s what’s at stake in his campaign against Democrat Ilana Spiegel, he says. If Spiegel beats Murray in November in their suburban Denver race, the University of Colorado’s Board of Regents will almost certainly shift to a Democratic majority.’If we don’t win this race, Democrats will take control of the Board of Regents for the first time in 40 years,’ says Murray on his campaign’s Facebook page. ‘I will do everything in my power to prevent that from happening. Murray ‘I am a lifelong Republican, and I will fight strong for our conservative values on the Board of Regents. We need regents who believe in fiscal conservatism, free enterprise, and freedom of speech and thought.’Spiegel argues that during the 40 years that Republicans have controlled the board, ‘we have seen tuition increase more than 260%, student debt skyrocket, and opportunities for diverse students decrease.’ Spiegel She says a Democratic majority on the Board of Regents is an essential step toward adequately funding ‘both K-12 and higher education in Colorado.’ ‘It’s time for a change,’ she told the Colorado Times Recorder. Differences on the IssuesSpiegel, who’s focused her career on parenting, teaching, and education advocacy, is clear about her opposition to Trump and his educational policies.
(Source: ‘Conservative Republican’ Richard Murray Campaigns to Keep the University of Colorado Under GOP Control Colorado Times Recorder 8/12/20)
Now he wants to manage the budget of the University of Colorado which is the 3rd largest employer in the state and has a $14.2 billion economic impact on Colorado families.
(Source: CU Spotlight)