Freshman lawmaker no fan of party politics

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As a freshman lawmaker in the Democratic-controlled House, Grand Junction Rep. Yeulin Willett realized quickly that in order to be an effective legislator, he was going to have to know when to compromise. “You have to be a statesman,” Willett said. “When I got over there, it didn’t take a genius, even as a rookie, to realize that with the split chambers I had to work bipartisan on my bills and get Democratic sponsors.”


Yeulin Willett learned a lot in his freshman year in the Colorado Legislature.
Mostly, though, the Grand Junction Republican learned how to be an effective legislator, even though he has little to no power.
As a new member of the minority party, Willett doesn’t have a whole lot of say-so when it comes to forwarding his ideas. The only real way to do that is to find some common ground with the Democrats who have the majority in the Colorado House to see things through.

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