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Primary candidates on gun violence in America: HD-57 Democrat Elizabeth Velasco

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Elizabeth Velasco Campaign
Democratic Primary candidate Elizabeth Velasco of Glenwood Springs

Guns killed more than 45,000 Americans in 2020. That’s also the year firearm deaths overtook car accidents as the leading cause of mortality in American children. This primary season, KDNK is asking Democratic and Republican candidates what measures they support to address these horrifying trends. On Thursday, KDNK's Hattison Rensberry spoke with Elizabeth Velasco, a small-business owner and daughter of immigrants, who’s running to be the democratic candidate for State House District 57, currently held by Republican Perry Will of New Castle.

Hattison Rensberry grew up in Rifle, CO and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Drawing at the University of Northern Colorado. She comes to KDNK as reporter and host after working on the design-side of news for the past three years. Hattie does theater locally, photography, needlecrafts, and also provides Editorial Design for the Sopris Sun. Tea>Coffee