Hugh McKean was elected to represent Colorado House District 51 on November 6, 2016. In his first legislative session he sponsored bills to expand Interstate 25 in northern Colorado, to help County governments in their flood recovery efforts, necessary corrections to statute where County Sheriff training requirements were concerned in addition to many other bills. One of the highlights of the session was co-sponsorship of HB1248 making available $90 million in loans for the Chimney Hollow Reservoir as part of the Windy Gap Firming Project, a vital water infrastructure project that will ensure water security for generations of Front Range Coloradans.
Having lived in Loveland for over twenty years he is most proud of raising his children with a “western ethic”, teaching them self-reliance and personal responsibility. Beginning eight years ago Hugh took time from his family and contracting business to serve the citizens of Loveland. He demanded accountability and fought for things that his constituents wanted and needed, and he made sure that he treated every dollar as it was his own. Serving on City Council for Loveland was vital for shaping Hugh’s concept of governance, his ability to ask good and productive questions as he served his constituents. He has taken that same commitment to service, not politics, to the statehouse. In the 2017 session, in addition to the constructive work on bills noted here, Hugh also worked across the aisle on good legislation, bills that help northern Colorado residents and businesses, bills that cleaned up obsolete statutes and streamlined government. He has proven that he can work with anyone and look at the big picture, the long term future of the residents, the citizens and the State of Colorado.