Raynita And Edie
Raynita Kelly and Edie

As you might imagine, running for office has its ups and downs.  But when you get a wonderful unsolicited endorsement from a dear friend, it can be very humbling.  I’m a bit shy about even posting this, but my campaign manager says I must.  Here’s a sweet note from a woman I became friends with when our daughters were Besties in fifth grade.

“Enthusiastic Edie Hooton is the right person for the State House.  I had the privilege of meeting her eight years ago.  She is an amazing mother, wife and a friend who is super dedicated to her family and friends. Politics is her passion.  I know first hand that Edie Hooton can, and will generate positive changes in our community and our world; because she made a huge difference in my children’s life.  Several years ago, I lost my sales job for a major airline, and I couldn’t find work.  It was like someone turned off the lights in my life.  I experienced a lot of dark days that I wanted to just throw in the towel, because I didn’t know how I was going to make it.  I’m a praying person, and I know God put Edie Hooton in my path.  She has a generous heart for people.  My car broke down, I had children in high school, junior high, and elementary school all in one year.  I needed transportation badly!  Without any hesitation, she made it possible for me to replace my car.  My children and I will be forever grateful to her.  Edie Hooton didn’t stop there.  Many times, she’s been there for my family.  I could go on an on about how wholehearted, devoted, committed, loyal, zealous and true to the very end she will be as: Edie Hooton for the State House.  Super Amazing Edie Hooton, she is the RIGHT PERSON to vote for!”

Raynita Kelly, Boulder