Application for Congressional Commission for Kirsten Barrett Kuhn

Contact Information

Full Name

Kirsten Barrett Kuhn

Eligible for commission

eligible

Party Affiliation

Democrat

Occupation

Physician Assistant, Glenwood Dermatology

Educational Background

BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison MPAS, Oregon Health and Science University

Zip Code

81623

Congressional District
3

Background

Past Political Activity

I volunteered for Clinton in 2016 and have donated to Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Michael Bennet, Jason Kander, Foster Campbell, Al Gross, Jamie Harrison

List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants

Organization and Advocacy Experience

I have worked in the House of Delegates representing Colorado at the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and served on the Legislative Affairs Committee of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Statement

I think that equitable and fair districts are essential to a functioning democracy in which everyone receives just representation. I love my state and want to be a part of creating a balanced and non-partisan solution and avoiding gerrymandering in our state.

Statement on Working with Consensus

I value the opinions of others and believe that through discussion and debate, it is possible to arrive at a consensus, even with those who hold different political views. In my role as a healthcare provider, it is of utmost importance to be fair, impartial, and nonjudgmental of patients: approach the problem with an open mind, use logical reasoning, data, and clinical judgement to arrive at a diagnosis. I believe I can approach this process in the same way.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

I have a Masters in a STEM field and significant training in quantitative analysis and logical reasoning. In my work in medicine, I am required to evaluate situations and make objective judgments based on data and guidelines dozens of times per day.

Demographics

Racial categories the applicant identifies with:
Caucasian
Applicant identifies with the following gender

Female