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Jacque Whitsitt supportive of Basalt’s small-town character

Dear Editor:

I am writing to support Jacque Whitsitt for mayor of Basalt because I have known and worked with her on projects to protect and improve our region’s quality of life for decades. I know her commitment to enhancing the small-town character of Basalt while encouraging appropriate development and economic growth.

I have seen Jacque stand up for the families and youth of Basalt by publicly supporting last November’s vote to fund the Re-1 school district. I have seen the outcomes of her sustained efforts, working with regional partners, to acquire and pave the Rio Grande trail and improve RFTA services valleywide. Jacque’s early leadership helped to create Basalt’s open space fund, which has led to partnerships with others to prevent sprawl and maintain Basalt’s surrounding rural landscape, critical parcels such as the Grange property on the south side of 82. Jacque Whitsitt is open-minded, hardworking, caring, intelligent, experienced and fair. Jacque is dedicated to working for the best future possible for all the residents of Basalt.

She knows how to build consensus on tough issues and work with local and state partners to achieve community goals. Jacque does her homework and brings boundless, selfless energy to the work of the people. While I cannot vote in the Basalt election, I strongly encourage those who can to be sure to cast their ballots for Jacque Whitsitt for mayor.

Please be sure to vote on Tuesday at Town Hall. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Rachel E. Richards


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