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Beeson out of touch; vote Caloia for district attorney

Dear Editor:

I am writing this letter to express my support for Sherry Caloia for 9th Judicial District attorney.

While reading the April 26 Glenwood Springs Post Independent, I was appalled that Martin Beeson was quoted stating that he seeks justice for victims (“to be tough on crime and seek justice for victims”). This statement can only be one of two things: an outright lie or the reflection that he is completely out of touch with the actions of his office.

My ex-husband and I were victims in October 2008, and Beeson’s office treated us like the criminals! The “victim advocates” in his office were nothing of the sort; our assigned advocate completely missed the first court date because she “forgot” to attend – and this was more than a full year after the incident (to which the other person admitted guilt from the beginning). We were then pushed out another two months before the hearing. I left numerous messages for our district attorney, who “seeks justice for victims,” to no avail; I never received a phone call.

I have known Sherry Caloia for three years. Sherry is amazing whether as an attorney or a friend. It is my firm belief that Sherry is the future of the 9th Judicial District. Sherry has the knowledge, experience, drive and recognition of the changes that must take place in this district.

I cannot say enough about my support of Sherry for district attorney.

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Danielle (Cerise) Gillman

Glenwood Springs

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