A bright future with Mick

Dear Editor:

I’ve had the honor and pleasure of knowing Mick Ireland, through athletics and politics, for many years. I’ve been extremely impressed by his commitment to this community, both as a county commissioner and as Aspen’s mayor.

Why would someone like Mick, who has many other professional opportunities, devote such time and energy to local politics? Why would he take the abuse that’s sometimes dished out in public forums? He really loves and cares about Aspen. It’s as simple as that.

Mick’s the kind of guy who rides his bike to meetings and around town for his errands. He lives in affordable housing. He takes part in many local events, both as a participant and volunteer. He walks (or rides!) the talk.

Being involved in several political campaigns with Mick has been quite the inspirational learning experience for me. I found out what true passion and devotion to issues like affordable housing means. For example, we worked together, along with many other affordable housing advocates, on the two Burlingame elections and furthering the Stillwater project. Mick has shown that he is a strong leader, not only through his words, but through his actions time and time again. He’s proven himself over the years as “a local’s local.”

I could go on about Mick Ireland, but most locals already know of him and his many qualities. That’s why he’s won virtually every time he’s run for office. He’s also survived and thrived through failed recall attempts by those who couldn’t get their way (to use the community as a commodity) in the political process.

Please join me and many other locals in voting for Mick for mayor. He’ll continue to preserve Aspen, create new affordable housing, promote improved transportation and educational opportunities; providing for Aspen’s bright future.

With Mick, our future’s so bright we gotta wear shades!

Erik Skarvan



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