Colorado State Representative, HD 10: Boulder & Gunbarrel
Election Season is Over!
Election night is over - at least for my race - and I have won another term in the House! I want to thank everyone who helped me get to the finish line - including but not limited to friends, family, staff, volunteers, and local voters.
This year, local voter participation was incredible, and Colorado set a new state record for turnout with at least 3.1 million people casting ballots. It shows that Boulder County and Colorado care deeply about the issues facing us, and I’m grateful that so many people were willing to work so hard to make sure our voices will be heard.
I have always felt it is a privilege to serve the people of House District 10 and the State of Colorado, and now I’m looking forward to doing the work for at least two more years. As always, let’s stay in touch and share ideas on how to make our great state even greater!
Community Choice Energy (CCE)
I will be reintroducing a bill in the legislature (HB20-1064) entitled “Public Utilities Commission Study of Community Choice Energy” which directs the Public Utilities Commission to evaluate a promising energy policy that would allow communities served by an investor owned utility (Xcel or Black Hills) to purchase their own wholesale electricity supply from alternative suppliers, like solar and wind farms. With CCE, the utility would still own and operate the “poles and wires” and deliver the electricity, while the community gains control over its energy sources and costs. You can read my Guest Editorial in the Daily Camera here.
Allows communities to choose an alternative electricity supplier.
Advantages: cheaper and cleaner electricity; create new energy programs; create local jobs; keep energy dollars local.
Introduces competition, choice, and greater local control.
Incumbent utility still owns and operates the “poles and wires” (electricity delivery).
Individuals can opt out and buy their electricity from the utility if they wish.
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Edie has been committed to progressive values her entire adult life. She was first elected to the Colorado State House of Representatives in November 2016. She serves as Majority Caucus Chair, Vice Chair of the Energy and Environment Committee, and Member, Local Government & Transportation Committee. Prior to her election, she spent 20 years as a Democratic activist, and 10 years as a legislative aide. Edie has a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.