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Edie Hooton

Colorado State Representative, HD 10: Boulder & Gunbarrel

 
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2021 Session Has Adjourned!

The 2021 regular legislative session has adjourned, and I'm proud to say it was an incredibly productive session! 

The Colorado General Assembly can only introduce and pass legislation while we're formally in session. But in the interim periods, I will be spending time with constituents in my district to find out more about what's important to you. Your input is invaluable to me, and it could factor into bills I might sponsor or vote on during the next session.

I encourage you to get in touch if you'd like to share ideas. I've always been proud to represent such a well-informed and active district, so let's work together in the best interests of Colorado! For more information about what we did this year, please browse this website, or visit https://leg.colorado.gov/ for one-stop information about bills, state laws, legislators, committees, and more.

 

Community Choice Energy (CCE)

I recently introduced a bill in the legislature (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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