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Ethical and honest

Dear Editor:I received a call from Rick Magnuson this morning saying he had decided to run his campaign on his own finances and was therefore returning my donation! Ethical? You bet, and honest as well.I followed his announcement with some not-very-favorable comments about his competition in the sheriff’s race, to which he responded, “Etna, I want to run my campaign on facts and numbers which bear out my findings, not on personality.” Again, Rick was honest and ethical – stating his conviction and standing on it. I cannot think of a better candidate for sheriff. I hope he becomes our new sheriff in Aspen.In the past few weeks, I have been talking to people on the streets about this campaign and their comments are almost inane as a general rule – “He’s been there for 20 years,” “He really knows the job,” “He’s done a lot for me” – scary!We need a change in that office. Let’s make it happen.One of Braudis’ male friends said, “Etna, I know he’s stale, he needs to leave that position, but he’s my friend, so I’ll probably vote for him.” Is that what’s good for Aspen? Does anybody but Rick Magnuson care about what’s good for Aspen?We have term limits in our federal government, also our state government. Why not our county government? If Bob Braudis wanted what’s good for Aspen, he, too, would realize change is necessary and healthy, though we may not like it. Why not step down and witness the improvement?Please think before you vote for sheriff this year.Etna TauscherAspen