Foster is running for the State House seat as an Independent and earned the early endorsement of Unite Colorado (formerly the Centrist Project). Unite Colorado is a statewide grassroots organization that is equipping Independents with the resources they need to win across the state.
Foster raised her son as a single mom and has two grandchildren aged 19 and 13. A small business owner and financial advisor, Foster says she never thought about running for office, but after seeing the dysfunction and gridlock in Denver and Washington, D.C., develop over recent years, she was compelled to do something. Foster is the former president of the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs, a Reach Pikes Peak Board Member, and has served as a Loaned Executive for the Pikes Peak United Way.
“The two major parties have proven themselves incapable of governing on their own. The constant infighting, the partisan gridlock, and the inability to work together to forge pragmatic solutions for the people of Colorado are commonplace” said Foster. She continued, “The legislature needs people with common sense and real-life experience to govern this state.”
“I’ve been in that place, as a single mom, where I had $20, and I had to make that tough choice – do I put gas in the car so I can get to work, or put food on the table? I understand what it’s like to struggle to make ends meet. Too many career politicians don’t. They’ve shown us as much,” said Foster.
Angie Adams of Colorado Springs said, “I cannot imagine a better person to serve our community than Maile Foster. She has a lifetime of service and her heart, dedication, and commitment to everyday people in her district is what we need at the State Capitol. We can count on her to be the adult in the room under the Gold Dome who can put people above party. Her independent vote will force Republicans and Democrats to work together and do their job.”
Foster said, “I’m the only candidate in this race who can truly put the people of our community above special interests. None of the other candidates can do that. The two-party system is too dysfunctional.”
Colorado State House District 18
Colorado State House District 18 is located in El Paso County and includes the cities of Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs.