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Edie Hooton

Colorado State Representative, HD 10: Boulder & Gunbarrel

I’m excited to be running for re-election in 2022!

It is an honor to represent Boulder, with our incredibly educated and engaged populace, in the Colorado Legislature. If I am reelected, I will continue to champion Boulder’s progressive values. I know the people of House District 10 want action on issues including climate, social justice, housing, and the environment. I’ve learned how to work effectively as a legislator, and how to turn ideas into results that will make positive differences in peoples’ lives. 

 

It takes the support of many people to run for office, and I do not take yours for granted. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions or comments, or if you’d like to help out in any way with the campaign. I send out regular newsletters during the legislative session, and you can sign up to receive it here. I’m excited to see what we can accomplish together!

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Community Choice Energy (CCE)

I sponsored a bill in 2021 that was signed into law (HB21-1269), 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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Meet Edie

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 Chair of the Capital Development Committee, Vice Chair of the House Energy and Environment Committee, and as a member of the House 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.

Contact

Legislative Office: 
200 E Colfax, Room 307
Denver, CO 80203

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