Marijo Tinlin, Candidate for HD33

Today, the Republican State Leadership Committee’s Future Majority Project included Republican Marijo Tinlin, who is challenging Democrat Rep. Dianne Primavera in State House District 33, to it’s “14 in ’14 Races to Watch” list.  The announcement came as part of the Future Majority Project Summit in Santa Fe.

Tinlin is the only candidate of the 14 to watch from Colorado.  In case you don’t know Tinlin, she is a self-described “wife, mom, a small business owner and author of ‘How to Raise an American Patriot.'”  Tinlin and her husband run a small consulting firm that assists entrepreneurs in launching their businesses.  Learn more here:

She also has completed humanitarian missions in Afghanistan and Uganda.  Part of her mission in Uganda involved helping to install a water purification system and training staff on a health and hygiene program.

In contrast, Primavera’s best-known achievement is naming the Western Painted Turtle the official state reptile. Of course, she’s also known for her support of the dirty dozen tax increases, as well as her role in a campaign finance complaint.  The other funny thing is – she’s owned a dog grooming business for nearly 30 years, yet it doesn’t seem to be registered with the Secretary of State’s office.  (Maybe she should call Tinlin for advice on how to set up her business.)

The Future Majority Project set a goal to identify 200 “new diverse candidates” in the 2013-2014 election cycle.  The “Right Women, Right Now” initiative also set a goal of supporting 300 new women candidates.  Each initiative successfully not only met its goal, but surpassed it. FMP identified 558 women through “Right Women, Right Now” and 244 diverse candidates across the country.  Ultimately, the goal is to elect 75 diverse candidates and 150 female candidates.