Saturday, October 27, 2018

Nicki's 2nd Campaign Video

Vail Daily Letter - Take A Look inside Nicki's Opponent's Money Machine

This picture is part of a larger pattern in the Roberts [Nicki's Opponent] campaign. More than 65 percent of his contributions come from outside our district. And of those, 17 percent come from outside the state. When someone or some political action committee from California or New York or Washington, D.C., writes Roberts a check, are they weighing how well he will represent voters in our district or how well he will represent their views?
In the 1976 movie "All the President's Men," one of its most famous lines was "follow the money."
When it comes to political campaigns, that line is as true today as it was then.

Two basic reasons guide donations to political campaigns. One is to buy favor — someone wants something for the contribution. This, of course, happens, although we don't believe that most candidates or office holders are so easily bought. The second is to support a person you already know will support your ideals, beliefs or interests. This kind of support is both smart and ethical. Campaigns are not cheap, and all candidates need to raise money.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Vail Daily - Letter: Nicki Serves Others with New Ideas and Experience

Voters in Eagle County are about to make an important decision about their representative to state government. I am the former husband and still best friend of Nicki Mills, who is running for state representative in Eagle and Routt counties. I know Nicki as well as anyone.

I was asked why I think Nicki is running for office; my response was, "It is in her DNA."

Nicki and her family have been public servants for as long as anyone can remember. Besides being a great mom to our sons, Nicki has always given back to her community. She co-founded a Montessori school for our boys, frequently served as a volunteer and is active in her church. What many people don't know is that when she received a call in the middle of the night to go help families being evacuated due to a wildfire, she jumped in her car and went to their aid. Nicki's instincts are to serve others.

I heard her answer to why she is running for State Representative. She stated: "Because I care," and that is her truth.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Vail Daily Letter - Nicki Will Make a Difference

I'm writing to support Nicki Mills for State Representative. She is a mom, a businesswoman and a community volunteer with significant life experience needed by an elected representative. She is an outdoorswoman and conservationist. Nicki is not a career politician. She is driven by her compassion for her friends and neighbors throughout Eagle and Routt counties.
Nicki is determined to make a difference. She will work tirelessly to reduce the cost of health care, find solutions for affordable housing and commit herself to improving educational outcomes. Health care cost in these counties is the highest in the United StatesOnly 40 percent of children meet educational expectations of educators. The lack of affordable housing is starving these communities of needed workers. Nicki will also defend existing taxpayer rights and the Second Amendment.

Vail Daily; Letter to Editor; Support for Nicki from Doug Fugate

Hi, I want to write to support Nicki Mills for the office of state representative for Eagle and Routt counties. Nicki has been a hard-working public servant her whole life.

Nicki is honest, reliable and willing to work the long hours needed to represent us. She is not a career politician, unlike her opponent. Nicki believes that we must do better, and Nicki will do better. Nicki is the best choice to be our next State Representative for House District 26.

Doug Fugate - Minturn

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Vail Daily Article; Following The Money

By Randy Wyrick
October 16, 2018

Following the Money

In article today in the Vail Daily, readers are informed about the substantial funds raised by Nicki's opponent. Nicki has publicly questioned where his loyalties are when so much money has been donated to him from special interests and outside the district. Here is an excerpt of the entire article:

Democrat Dylan Roberts has already raised more than $78,296, compared to $13,717 for Nicki Mills, his Republican opponent for Colorado House District 26, Eagle and Routt counties, according to Colorado Secretary of State records.

In a forum at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards Thursday evening, Oct. 11, Mills asserted that more than 60 percent of Roberts' campaign contributions come from outside Eagle and Routt counties.

Mills mentioned the attorneys' contributions to Roberts' campaign when answering a question about health care costs in the region and litigation's part in those skyrocketing costs. Among Roberts' contributors are Denver attorneys Frank Azar and Michael Sawaya, according to Colorado Secretary of State campaign records. "If you want to know where a politician really stands on issues, take a look at who is funding their campaigns," Mills said.