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A great Secretary of State

I am writing this letter to offer some information about our current Secretary of State, Donetta Davidson, for anyone who might be interested.

For myself, personally, I feel it’s sometimes difficult to know for whom to vote when the position is not as well known as others. These are some of my experiences with Donetta. She is the Republican party candidate, and since I am a registered Democrat, you can see this is not a party endorsement.

She has been the Secretary of State for about three years; she was first appointed by Gov. Bill Owens when there was a vacancy. Prior to this appointment, she was clerk and recorder for Arapahoe County, and before that she worked in the Secretary of State’s office under Secretary of State Natalie Meyer.

The position is important to me and other clerk and recorders because we work so closely together. She is a good listener and she’s a problem solver. She is well respected at the Capitol and I think this is why she is so successful in getting needed funds and accomplishing good things with them.

During her last three years, she has modernized the office by leaps and bounds in almost every area. She has improved the Internet access and greatly increased availability of information on the site. Look at it ? it’s very informative and helpful.

Particularly in the area of elections, she has helped the clerk and recorders in the legislation that we feel is important to make elections run more smoothly.

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For our district meetings, she sometimes attends herself and always sends the Director of Elections to keep us abreast of changes, problems and potential solutions. It’s the most presence our district has ever experienced in my time as clerk and recorder. I

hope you find this helpful if you’re lacking information about the candidates. I’m sure you can tell I think she does a really good job for Colorado.

Silvia Davis

Aspen

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