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Adam for Aspen

Dear Editor:

I have known Adam Frisch for seven years, our families are close, and our kids attend preschool together. Adam and I were also partners in the Power of Four and the Elk Mountain Grand Traverse ski mountaineering races this past winter. In connection with these races, I spent countless hours training and racing with Adam which I feel gave me a unique perspective and appreciation for his character.

Adam’s preparation for these events – including gear, course knowledge, and discussions with more experienced competitors – was outstanding and is surely a trait that will serve him well on City Council.

While training for these events, we have had the opportunity to discuss at length issues affecting our community such as the economic drag due to the downturn and housing slump, concerns about Aspen’s affordable housing program, and challenges facing small businesses. Adam brings a common sense, thorough, balanced and fact-based approach to considering and analyzing these issues. If he doesn’t know the answer he’ll find someone who does to talk it through and educate himself instead of taking a stance based on some preconceived ideological position.

Finally it is on race day is where one’s innate character comes out, and I can say without reservation that I’m delighted to have had him on my team. When the chips are down and the going tough (as it inevitably is at some point in these events), Adam steps up and shoulders a load, whether it be gritting his teeth and digging deep for that little extra effort, carrying extra weight to make my pack lighter, verbal encouragement, etc. In short he’ll do whatever is needed to help the team as best he can.

I strongly endorse Adam for City Council. He is intelligent, dedicated, enthusiastic, and brings a wealth of financial experience that is greatly needed in our city government. He has proven his dedication to our community by his involvement with numerous community and civic groups. If you don’t already know him, I’d encourage you to get to one of his public forums and make an informed decision for yourself regarding his qualification and aptitude for this important position.

David Phillips


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