I am writing to express my strong support for Rep. Millie Hamner for House District 61 in the Nov. 6 election, because I need a strong partner to best represent the citizens of Pitkin, Gunnison, Delta and Lake counties at the State Capitol. There are a limited number of rural seats in the Colorado legislature, and it is important to have hard working, collaborative partners to rely upon.
Representative Hamner and I have that close working relationship. We have advocated for the issues that matter to our mountain communities and Western Slope residents including biomass energy, forest health, and keeping our communities safe. We understand the need to responsibly develop our natural resources and fight for the priorities of our agricultural communities, including regional food production. We have also worked side by side on the Transportation Committee in our respective chambers to prioritize important transportation projects on the Western Slope.
As a lifelong educator and recent superintendent of schools in Summit County, Millie has evidenced her passion and commitment to education for all children in Colorado, while successfully pursuing resources for rural school districts. She was a House sponsor of the K-3 Literacy Bill last year to improve literacy skills for young children, which is directly linked to school and life success.
I am proud to serve in Colorado's legislature with a partner like Millie Hamner whose skills in building relationships and problem solving have earned her the respect of her colleagues and constituents. I have found that the quality people appreciate most in their elected representatives, regardless of party label, is hard work — and that is exactly what you will get from Millie. Please join me in voting for Millie Hamner for House District 61!
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