In Skippy we trust

Over the past two years, I have become more involved with Aspen politics. I fought to return City Hall to its original purpose as a community center. I joined and became president of Aspen Young Professionals Association. I joined the local Get Out The Vote team to increase the younger demographic of voters in our valley. And I spawned the idea and then the creation of the annual voter awareness event for AYPA to get our younger voters in the know each year.

I’m not trying to pat myself on the back, but I’m listing these items as I couldn’t (and most likely wouldn’t) have done any of these without Skippy Mesirow pushing me and telling me I could. He made me want to be a better citizen of this town and in turn, I am.

Not only did Skippy show me the ropes of Aspen politics and fill me in on details while I was learning, he pushed me to do more, to speak up and to overcome any obstacles or fears even when he disagreed with my cause.

Skippy stands by what he believes is best for Aspen. While he encouraged me to do my best to fight for the repurposing of City Hall, he was publicly against my project. That showed me that he will stick to what he feels is right for the future of Aspen no matter what.

I don’t know many Aspenites that know as much about our little town than Skippy does. He constantly ruins fun dinner parties with rants about the damn dam issue or his thoughts on future developments or gives me crap for driving to town when I “live blocks away and should be walking,” as he does.

Skippy cares about Aspen, the people that inhabit it, and he truly cares about Aspen’s future.

Let’s try something different. Something fresh. Something Skippy.

As he presses at the end of each email: Stay Happy…SM

I vote for Skippy. Here now. For what’s next. Join me.

Ashley Feddersen



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