Johnson walks the walk |

Johnson walks the walk

Dear Editor:

I would like to urge Pitkin County’s far-flung residents to participate in the upcoming primary election, an event which typically has very low voter turnout. The voting majority reside in Aspen, a fact that makes it harder for the rest of us in Pitkin County to ensure that our needs and desires are also represented.

In recent years, the eight caucuses of Pitkin County have lost much of the political influence they were mandated to have, with the discouraging result that citizen participation in them is at an all-time low, and two no longer function at all.

For months, of the five candidates for BOCC, Jack Johnson is the one who has been attending caucus meetings throughout the entire county. As a member of the Pitkin County Planning and Zoning Commission, he has honored caucus recommendations. As a member of Aspen City Council, he served on the Ruedi Water and Power Authority.

Jack Johnson is the candidate who looks beyond the roundabout to see the county as a whole. Please take the scenic drive into Aspen this week to cast your early vote at the Courthouse Plaza from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday. If you must wait until Tuesday, Aug. 10, find out where to vote:

Ann Owsley

Woody Creek

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