Dem chair reiterates faith in city government |

Dem chair reiterates faith in city government

Dear Editor:

Since Chris Bryan is currently a member of the Aspen City Election Commission and is also the vice chair of the Pitkin County Democratic Party, it is important to make it clear that any and all views expressed by Chris as a member of the Election Commission are his own personal opinions and do not necessarily reflect or represent the opinions or views of the Pitkin County Democratic Party. The Pitkin County Democratic Party has taken no position on any of the issues currently before the Election Commission.

Based on my experience in working with Chris on Party matters, I and others who have worked with him have found him to be an intelligent, hardworking, thoughtful lawyer and I am confident that whatever views he may express will be based on his own judgment of the right thing to do.

Although we may not always agree with our elected officials, depending on the issue, on behalf of myself personally and as chair of the Pitkin County Democratic Party I would like to strongly reaffirm our respect for our local officials, including the members of the City Council and the mayor and our appreciation for their service to the community often under stressful circumstances. Further, I would like to reaffirm our admiration for our city clerk, Katherine Cook, and our city attorney, John Worcester, for their tireless and conscientious dedication over many years. Aspen is very fortunate to have them both. Having participated in the bipartisan election oversight during both city and county elections for many years, I have found it to be an upbeat experience to observe how carefully, honestly and transparently the clerk’s office manages the election process. This experience always makes me proud to live in Aspen and renews my faith in the democratic process.

Camilla Auger

Chair, Pitkin County Democratic Party

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