January 25, 2011
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When asked how she spends her free time, Jean White laughed. “Well, first of all, I don’t have free time,” the Colorado state senator from Hayden said. “But if I did, I have a little bit of an artistic bent to me and … I enjoy just practicing watercolor painting and other types of art.”
Now that I’ve represented Northwest Colorado in the state Senate for two years, I’ve found that my experience in business and education was quite useful.
I have received a great deal of input on Senate Bill 157, which would reform our decades-old telecommunications laws. Many have asked why I am supporting this bill.
White, a Hayden Republican, was appointed a year ago to fill the vacancy left by her husband's departure. Baumgardner, the House District 57 Republican representative, was left with few other options after redistricting.
Former U.S. congressional candidate and Steamboat Springs resident Bob McConnell is challenging the legality of a vacancy committee’s Jan. 3 secret ballot that gave Hayden Republican Jean White a seat in the state Senate.