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Editorial off the mark

Dear Editor:I have already spoken with you to respond to your comments in your editorial. As I said, I would write to rebut your comments for your readers to hear my contentions.My first point is that your assessment of my candidacy as “kooky” is an insult and without any regard for the work that I have done, the people I represent and the office that I hold and treat very seriously. It is as incorrect as much as it speaks to The Aspen Times’ disconnect, near disregard for this community. It has been difficult to convey the real potential of my election, but I thought as a news agency your organization would recognize the input, initiative and difference I have added to council.I have read your editorial carefully and can denounce almost every sentence, to which you didn’t sign your name. But, the only one that I will address here is that I run attack ads about our mayor. I have great respect for Helen and I always maintain a strict code of campaigning values. I have enumerated my strengths and point to differences but I challenge you to show me any such “attack.”As I said on the phone, I am not dismayed at not receiving your endorsement as I remember you endorsed my opponent in the last election. I want to meet with you this week to discuss your editorial, point by “kooky” point.TorreAspen City Council member

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