Scott Tipton, a lifelong Coloradan, was raised in Cortez. He has spent his entire life in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District, raising a family and starting a successful small business.
After 30 successful years in business, Mesa Verde Indian Pottery has developed a reputation worldwide for their craftsmanship and integrity.
Scott's experience and background is as a job creator, managing 22 employees at Mesa Verde's peak. Through his career as a small businessman, Scott has learned first hand that government does not create jobs, people do, and he takes this experience and philosophy with him to Congress. This real-world knowledge of the obstacles and risks taken on by our Country's entrepreneurs is an experience that is too often lacking in Washington, D.C.
Scott's wife of 30 years, Jean, is a former school teacher. The Tipton’s have two daughters, Liesl and Elizabeth. Liesl graduated from the University of Denver in 2008 and is married to Captain Chris Ross USAF. They are expecting their first child, Jean and Scott's first grandchild later this year. Elizabeth graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona in 2011 and is now married to Jace.
Scott Tipton previously served in the State house where he championed pro-small business legislation and Jessica's Law, legislation to protect our children from the worst criminal offenders by mandating harsher penalties for child sex-offenders and allowing law enforcement to collect DNA evidence from suspects through Jessica’s Law and Katie’s Law.
After election to Congress, Congressman Tipton was appointed to the committees on Small Business, Natural Resources, and Agriculture. Congressman Tipton has championed legislation to help get Coloradans back to work.
- One of the few bills signed into law this past year was my Hydropower and Rural Jobs Act. This bill cuts red tape to allow clean, renewable hydropower projects to move forward in Colorado and create much-needed jobs in our District.
- We intervened and stopped a needless regulation from prohibiting children from working on family farms, preserving the 3rd Congressional District’s rich agriculture tradition.
- Introduced and passed through the House of Representatives the Water Rights Protection Act, a bipartisan bill, to prevent the federal government’s western water grab and protect the many water uses our communities rely on.
- Passed the Healthy Forest and Wildfire Prevention Act through the House. This bill gives our local governments more control of forest management, enabling them to proactively manage their forestlands to prevent environmental and economic destruction from catastrophic wildfire
- Introduced and passed legislation through the House requiring the Secretary of Interior to put together an “all of the above” energy plan every four years. This will allow the United States to plan for our energy needs, something that has never been done before.
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