Millie Hamner

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Millie Hamner
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives
from the 61st district
Assumed office
December 2010
Preceded byChristine Scanlan
Personal details
Born
Millie Hamner
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Rich
ResidenceDillon, CO
Alma materUniversity of Denver
OccupationRetired educator
Websitewww.milliehamner.com

Millie Hamner is a Democratic member of the Colorado State House of Representatives and is a former superintendent of schools for Summit County, Colorado.

Political History[edit]

2010 Appointment[edit]

In December 2010, Democratic State Rep. Christine Scanlan resigned from the House District 56 seat to join the administration of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. A committee of HD-56 Democrats selected Hamner to fill the vacancy,[1] and Hamner served the remainder of Scanlan's term.

2012 Election[edit]

After the 2012 redistricting of Colorado legislative boundaries, Hamner ran as a Democrat for the newly redrawn District 61 seat in the 2012 General Election. Colorado's House District 61 includes Summit, Lake and Pitkin counties and parts of Delta and Gunnison counties. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary. In the November 6 General Election, Hamner defeated Debra Irvine (R), Ellen Temby (L), Kathleen Curry (I) and Robert Petrowsky (C).[2][3] At one point, The Colorado Statesman listed the race as one of its "Top 12 Legislative Races."[4]

Colorado State House District 61 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Millie Hamner 19,621 47.4
Republican Debra Irvine 14,124 34.1
Independent Kathleen Curry 5,732 13.8
Libertarian Ellen Temby 1,132 2.7
Constitution Robert E. Petrowsky 783 1.9
Total votes 41,392 100

Legislative career[edit]

Hamner is chairwoman of the House Education Committee and sits on both the Business and Appropriations Committees.[5]

In 2011 she sponsored successful legislation streamlining the license renewal process for teachers, speeding up the Colorado Department of Transportation’s timeline for recommending improvements on the traffic-plagued I-70 Mountain Corridor, creating a biomass fuel program, and making new uses for trees killed in the Western Slope's bark beetle infestation.[6]

Hamner sponsored the Colorado READ Act, one of Colorado's major education initiatives in 2012. The law expanded early childhood literacy programs.[7]

In 2013, Hamner sponsored successful legislation improving early childhood development programs, financing the state's school system, and numerous other education-related bills. Hamner carried the Future School Finance Act, redesigning Colorado's school funding formulas, which is subject to voter approval in the November 2013 election. Hamner also passed several natural resource-related bills in 2013.[8]

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