Glenn Rappaport is a real leader |

Glenn Rappaport is a real leader

Dear Editor:

I am writing to encourage Basalt residents to vote for Glenn Rappaport for mayor. I have known Glenn for close to 10 years because our sons play hockey together. You might be wondering how that would qualify me to recommend him for mayor. Well, if you know anything about kids sports and parents of kids in sports (hockey, especially), you know that it can bring out the very best and the very worst in parents. You find out a lot about people by the way they behave when their children are playing a sport.

Over the years, I have watched Glenn be one of the most committed parents to his son. He’s a calming force when things get heated or when parents are up in arms about something. He always seems to be able to see both sides and to work toward peace in conflict. He’s proud of his son when he excels (which is often in hockey) but never lets it go to his or his son’s head.

Glenn is a leader. He is the kind of man I would follow simply because he leads from both his mind and his heart. He looks at a situation, evaluates it and then breaks the pieces apart and figures out what is best for the whole.

Glenn is a kind man – genuinely kind. The sort of man I feel better for knowing. He’s a really good person, the kind of person I would be proud to call mayor of Basalt. I don’t live in Basalt, so I can’t vote. If you want the kind of leader you will be proud of, who will lead you not only with his intellect but also with his heart, vote for Glenn Rappaport.

Allison Daily


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