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It’s Hamner’s time

Dear Editor:

We are writing in support of, and to ask for your vote for, our state representative, Millie Hamner.

As residents of Aspen, we are well aware of all that we have to protect. Hamner has been a strong voice for our water, forests, ski areas and children. Millie has been a career educator since 1978, beginning as a teacher, then as a vice principal and then as superintendent of schools in Summit County. We have a lot at stake in education in Colorado, and our district needs to provide experienced representation in the state House, as we already have with our state senator, Gail Schwartz.

Millie has been successful in passing bills because she works well with others and in a bipartisan way. Some of the bills she has passed include the Forest Health Bill (co-sponsored with Schwartz), Vonnie’s Law (an anti-stalking law), the K-3 Literacy Act, the Forest Health Restoration Act-Biomass (there are two of them, passed in 2011 and 2012) and an Interstate 70 anti-congestion bill.

Her success in getting these bills passed proves that she is willing and able to work together with other legislators, Democrats and Republicans alike, in order to make a difference for us at home.

As a longtime high-country resident, Millie knows the outstanding life that we all enjoy here in the mountains. Let’s make sure it stays that way by keeping Millie in the Colorado House of Representatives.

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Aspen