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CU regents race begins

Allyn Harvey

Residents of the Roaring Fork Valley will have so much to think about come election day that it might be easy to overlook some of the races and ballot questions normally considered obscure.

Struggling to be heard over the hubbub surrounding ballot questions on transportation, taxation and development are two candidates vying for a seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents representing western and southern Colorado.

It’s easy for Western Slope residents to think that such a race has little impact on their lives. CU’s campuses are all on the Front Range, reflective of the fact that only one regent represents the entire Third Congressional District. So one might be inclined to think it doesn’t matter who holds the post, since neither will be able to divert much of the university’s $1.4 billion budget to this side of the Continental Divide.

But both candidates – Republican incumbent Henry “Hank” Anton and Democrat and Aspen resident Gail Schwartz – will tell you that’s exactly the reason people should care.


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