Jacque Whitsitt is passionate about Basalt | AspenTimes.com

Jacque Whitsitt is passionate about Basalt

Dear Editor:

On Election Day Tuesday, we will be supporting Jacque Whitsitt for Basalt mayor and want to share why.

Personally, Jacque is trustworthy, honest and compassionate – qualities we deem important not only in a person but in a politician. Jacque’s openness carries over in the way she approaches her role in government: respectful of all opinions and viewpoints with a transparent leadership style. If asked about something unfamiliar, rather than responding with generic, cookie-cutter rhetoric, she will say she doesn’t know the answer and research it for hours. Jacque’s zest for life and her love and passion for our town can be seen in her biking to the farmers market on weekends, catching up with locals at our gym and walking her rescue dog, Paco, at Crown Mountain Park.

Professionally, Jacque has extensive experience in town government, having served on the Basalt Town Council for 12 years and the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority board for 12 years, as well as experience serving on several nonprofit boards, ranging from English in Action to Midvalley Trails. But don’t let the “old blood” fool you – she is excited to involve the young folks of Basalt as much as the longtime locals in bringing fresh, innovative ideas to the table. Just recently we listened to her brainstorm ideas with a 30-something Basalt resident, and her enthusiasm was infectious! Conserving the environment is of utmost importance to us, and Jacque’s thoughtful approach to preserving agricultural lands, rivers and wildlife while encouraging growth through infill and redevelopment is something we can wholeheartedly stand behind.

Please join us in voting for Jacque on Tuesday!

Thank you.

Sarah and Kate Lokken


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