On Sunday, Sept. 9, on her way home from the Club 20 debates, State Rep. Millie Hamner dropped in to visit with voters at Cedaredge Town Park. She is a candidate for the newly created House District 61, which includes the Surface Creek and North Fork areas of Delta County.
In attendance were Barbara Silverman, Gerry Murano, Wilma Reeves, Dea Jacobson and Elaine Brett.
Issues discussed included the many challenges in maintaining small businesses in the county. The Gallagher Amendment was mentioned as being particularly onerous. The amendment, which passed in 1982, shifted large amounts of property tax liability from residential to commercial property owners and discouraged business investment and economic development.
Other issues discussed were the needs of seniors and veterans, the importance to our economy of our scenic byways, tourism, hunting and fishing, energy development and watershed protection.
Rep. Millie Hamner was appointed to fill the vacancy left by outgoing Rep. Christine Scanlan in House District 56 on Dec. 12, 2010. She began her career in Colorado public education as a teacher and administrator in the Eagle County School District in 1978. She taught and served the Eagle County School District for 23 years before being asked to become assistant superintendent of the Summit School District in the fall of 2001. She was promoted to superintendent in March 2004.
More information can be found at her website, www.milliehamner.com.blog comments powered by Disqus