It’s Election Season!

I’m running for another two-year term as your State Representative from House District 10. It has been such a privilege to serve over the past four years, and I’m looking forward to doing everything I can for the people I represent in the two years to come – but I’ve got to get re-elected first!

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed so much in the way we all do business, and campaigning is no exception. Normally, I love going door-to-door during a campaign to discuss issues with my constituents, but this is not an option in 2020. Instead, we will need to spread the word digitally, via newsletters and social media, and through “traditional” media including letters to the editor, ads, and guest op-eds.

With only a few months until ballots go out in the mail, I’d love your support so we can get our message out to as many voters as possible. If you’re so inclined, a donation would be greatly appreciated. But if not, you could help in other ways – write a letter of support to the editor of your publication of choice, ask us for a yard sign, follow us on social media and share our posts, sign up for our newsletter, or even just talk with your friends and neighbors. In case you don’t know me that well, there is a great deal of information about my record in office on this website, or feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

But above all, make sure you vote and finish the entire ballot. So much is at stake in 2020, and your vote can help make sure close races swing the right way. This ballot will include 11 state ballot measures, and by the end of September I plan to share my views on the measures on this website and via newsletters. Ballots will start going out in the mail to registered voters the week of October 10. If you’re not registered or have any questions about how to cast a ballot, visit the Secretary of State’s office or Boulder County Clerk’s office websites, and make sure you know how and where to get your all-important ballot returned to election officials by 7:00 p.m. on November 3.

Community Choice Energy (CCE)

I introduced 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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2020 Legislative Session Is Complete

The 2020 session of the Colorado State Legislature is now complete.  Clearly one of the craziest on record.   I value your input so don’t hesitate to reach out to me on any issue of concern.  If I can be of service in any way, email me at edie.hooton.house@state.co.us or come say hi at the Capitol!

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 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. 

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