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Christina Oxley, executive director of the Craig Chamber of Commerce, stands inside the Chamber building. Oxley started her career as a reporter and photographer with the Craig Daily Press, where she worked for 11 years before taking her current position leading the Chamber. Oxley said she has future political aspirations and has previously considered a run for the Colorado State House of Representatives.

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Making her own way

Craig Chamber director’s journey renews faith in abilities to make a difference

When Christina Oxley was 14, she found herself lying on her bed, telephone in hand. Her goal that night was simple, but represented the life and career she would one day seek. Oxley was calling Moffat County residents, encouraging them to vote for her father, Tom Mathers, as county commissioner. “I’d say, ‘Hi, my name is Chris and the election is tomorrow and I hope you support my dad,’” she recalled. “I loved that. I wanted to grow up too fast. I didn’t want to go sit at the kids table — I wanted to be sitting at the adults table learning to play poker and pinochle.”

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