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It’s hard out here for a politician

(Editor’s note: Rick Stevens is a former mayor of Basalt.)Dear Editor:It is a wonder that anyone would want to serve their community as an elected or appointed official with the amount of grief you have to take. Thanks to all of you who have the courage and heart to step up in spite of the political climate. Thanks to the Times for their acknowledgment of Basalt’s incompetence (“No more calls, folks. We have a winner!” Sept. 28). It is motivating and helps bring attention to the real issues the valley is facing. I look forward to the announcement of the next winner. Again, thanks to those participate in a meaningful way. To a person I truly believe they are working hard for the greater good. Believe me, it ain’t easy. Rick StevensBasalt