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Donors are not anonymous

Dear Editor:

The donors to the 2011 “Sick of Mick” campaign are not and never were anonymous. I have a list of each and every one of them and the exact amounts they donated.

City law requires that campaign donations of $20 and above be reported by donor name, and that is exactly what I did.

For Mayor Mick Ireland to imply that the well-funded “Sick of Mick” campaign was not funded by many people and instead by a single large donor illustrates not only his paranoia but especially his anger at not being able to further compile the “enemies list” of political detractors he is well-known for maintaining.

Mick says the safety of our elections is at stake because of small campaign donations that are not attributed to individuals. Hardly. It’s at stake because of the city’s lack of election integrity. We are nearly four years into a legal battle, funded at taxpayer expense, because the city will not release the ballot images from the 2009 election despite court direction to do so. The city is obviously hiding something far worse and illegal than my list of $19.99 campaign donors permitted by law.

Elizabeth Milias

Aspen


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