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Hamner named House Ed chair

By Todd Engdahl

(From EdNews Colorado, Nov 28th, 2012)

Rep. Millie Hamner of Dillon has been named chair of the House Education Committee, and Rep. Cherilyn Peniston of Westminster will be vice chair.

Democrats retook control of the House in the Nov. 6 election, and incoming Speaker Mark Ferrandino of Denver on Wednesday named the Democrats who will lead the chamber’s committees.

Hamner and Peniston both had been mentioned as the likely candidates for chair, and the appointments are a nod to both the reform-oriented and more traditionally minded wings of the Democratic Party.

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