Kathleen Curry pledges to work with all | AspenTimes.com

Kathleen Curry pledges to work with all

Dear Editor:

I am writing to clarify a statement in your editorial endorsing my opponent in the House District 61 race. While I completely respect your decision, I just wanted the readers to know that if I am elected again I would continue working with the citizens of Pitkin County and all the elected officials (regardless of party affiliation) to represent their interests in the Colorado Legislature. I have a six-year track record in the House of working on the issues that are important not only to Pitkin County but to all of the Western slope. Here are some examples:

• Passed a bill reorganizing the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to add local government, public health, wildlife and environmental interests to the commission. Required protection of these values when gas wells are permitted.

• Ran legislation at the request of the city of Aspen to require enforcement of deed-restriction agreements when property ownership changed.

• Passed a bill at the request of Roaring Fork Valley residents requiring wildlife zones on state highways in order to reduce wildlife-and-vehicle accident rates.

• Established recreational in-channel diversions as a water right to give whitewater parks legal status.

• Ran a major river-access bill to allow commercial rafting entities to continue to float historically run river segments.

• Passed the species-conservation trust-fund bill annually to protect threatened and endangered species.

• Passed legislation allowing for state law enforcement officials to enforce off-road-vehicle regulations on federal land.

• Ran legislation to require mitigation of impacts to basins of origin when water is transferred to the Front Range.

I hope that this information is helpful for the voters as they consider whom they want to vote for this fall.

Kathleen Curry

Independent candidate for Statehouse, District 61

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