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December 10, 2020


DENVER, CO — Speaker-designate Alec Garnett today announced his appointment of Reps. Edie Hooton and Alex Valdez to the Capital Development Committee (CDC). Rep. Hooton will serve as the senior member on the Committee.

“Rep. Edie Hooton is a committed lawmaker and consensus builder who I’m sure will take on the work of the CDC with her signature grace and dedication,” said Speaker-designate Alec Garnett, D-Denver. “She’ll be joined by returning CDC member Alex Valdez, whose tenacity and private sector experience have made him an invaluable asset to the committee. I’m so proud of these two members and look forward to watching them deliver for the people of Colorado.”

“It’s an honor to take on this new and important role,” said Rep. Hooton, D-Boulder. “The CDC stewards some of Colorado’s most important investments for our institutions of higher education and our state agencies, and I’ll work hard to ensure they are responsibly managed and cared for.”

“I’m excited to resume my work on the Capital Development Committee next session,” said Rep. Valdez, D-Denver. “A careful and thorough review of our capital projects will allow us to make solid recommendations to the Joint Budget Committee and build back a more just economy for all. Let’s get to work!”

The Capital Development Committee (CDC) is a statutory committee responsible for reviewing funding requests for capital projects from all state agencies, and making prioritized recommendations to the Joint Budget Committee.

Rep. Hooton will be serving her third term in the state legislature, where she has served as the Vice Chair of the House Energy and Environment Committee and on the Transportation and Local Government Committee. She has also served as the Co-Caucus Chair for the House Majority Caucus. Rep. Hooton represents District 10, which includes parts of Boulder County.

Rep. Alex Valdez is serving in his second term. In addition to serving on the CDC, Rep. Valdez has also served on the Energy & Environment and Transportation & Local Government committees. He represents House District 5, which includes parts of Denver.

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