Young Adult Apartment Renter
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Similar to you, many residents in District 50 are young adults with a diverse background. English may not be your primary language. You may have recently moved to this area. A lot of residents similar to you have young children – and a lot are single-parent families. Another large percent are not married and don’t yet have children.
The apartments in this area are reasonably spacious and fit the hard-working attitudes that you and others like you have. Rent can be difficult though. Rent seems to keep climbing up. A real strength about you is your drive to climb up your professional and social ladder. This can be difficult, especially for single parents. The income level in our area is lower than most of the US. And it’s lower than other parts of Colorado too. I’d like to help improve that statistic.
While everyone is unique, this is my current understanding of many people similar to you in our area:
- Half the households like yours are single people, or single parents with small children
- There is a lot of diversity here including Latino, black, white and foreign born residents
- Most people similar to you appreciate and use the latest and greatest technology
- Most work hard to advance in their professions, including working weekends sometimes
- Most take pride in their style and appreciate a few designer brands now and then
- When extra money is available, you might spend it right away on something interesting
- Having nice fashion and cool electronics is something many similar to you appreciate
If this description sounds like you, you might be interested to know that Marketing Firms describe groups similar to yours as “Metro Fusion.” That is one of about fifty categories a lot of marketing professional use when trying to figure out how to sell something to you. I suppose that is my intention also – to “sell you” on who I am and what I represent. I would like your vote – of course.
You and I have a few things in common – but those things might not be initially apparent. Three things come to mind:
- Being A Single Parent. I was a single-parent raising two children on my own before marrying Jennifer. Both of them are grown now. But, I was on my own juggling the laundry, cooking, errands, paying bills, getting them to school, and working. It’s a tough job even when there are two adults at home. It’s really tough being a single parent.
- Other Countries and Cultures. I’ve worked with people from all over the world, including doing work in Mexico and China. Both of my adult children have done the same. My son lived in Europe for almost 5 years and he speaks several languages including Spanish, French, and Russian. He lives in Tokyo right now. My daughter does business with a family in Ecuador, and she speaks some Spanish.
- Hard Work. I believe in working hard, getting ahead, and being recognized for that effort. Even though I’m not very patient sometimes, I do realize that most things don’t just come to you – you have to go get it.
I recognize this short list doesn’t represent everything about you and me. But, you may not have had a chance to hear these – so I hope the short list is meaningful to you a little. Thanks for reading it.
As a candidate, I describe myself as fiscally conservative and socially moderate. The “fiscal conservative” part of this means I usually do not like big government programs, and I generally prefer less regulation of business – on the fiscal side of things, I usually side with Republicans. The “socially moderate” part of this statement means that I sometimes agree with Republicans, and other times I agree with Democrats. Topics like equality and some aspects of healthcare fall into the “social” category.
- I advocate state’s rights to counter-balance federal over-reach and over regulation
- I advocate balanced budgets for governments (federal, state, and local)
- I advocate for good education (high quality, and equal access)
- I am pro-oil (meaning I support the oil & gas industry)
- I am pro-gun (meaning I support the Second Amendment of our Constitution)
- I am pro-life (meaning I admire those who carry their baby to full-term, even when it would be easier not to)
Some other things about me include:
- I used to play professionally as a musician (guitar, keyboards, sing)
- I play left-handed on my guitar
- I’ve started several small businesses, including Xbig6 – a management consulting firm
- I’ve written thirteen books
- I grew up in Derby, Kansas
- My education is in geology, management, and industrial relations
- I attend the Vineyard church downtown Greeley
- I am a substitute teacher for Greeley-Evans school district 6
- Jennifer and I have a dog named Shadow
- We live east of the railroad tracks near downtown Greeley
- 1908-Our house was built in 1908
- 2008-My Jeep Grand Cherokee is a 2008 and has over 200,000 miles on it
- I’m a registered psychotherapist , and am on the Colorado State Board
- I frequently wear FRs (fire-retardant clothing), steel-toe boots, and a hard hat
- I know you would probably never wear a sweater-vest, but I have several and really like them
- I’m an amateur magician
- Sometimes I watch several episodes in a row of a Netflix series (yikes)
- My favorite actor is Bruce Willis
- I use an iPhone – but it’s an older one (oh, well)
I truly would appreciate your vote in November. I recognize that this short web page can’t realistically “earn” your vote. But, thank you for taking time to get to know me a little. I’d be happy to receive your email, meet in person, or speak to a group of others. And – thank you for being my neighbor.
Read more about District 50. You can find out more about my background and personal life on this site. I would be pleased to speak with you or exchange ideas. Find my contact information on this site.
2016 News: John Honeycutt (Republican) is running against incumbent Dave Young (Democrat) for Colorado State House of Representatives District 50 including portions of Greeley, Garden City, and Evans, CO.