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Let’s keep it clean

Dear Editor:

The national political mood has often been bitterly partisan in recent years. This year is no exception. We are fortunate in Pitkin County that despite strongly held, differing views, the local Democratic and Republican parties are able to work together in a cooperative manner on such areas of mutual interest as ensuring a fair and accurate election process and organizing public bipartisan candidate forums and debates.

However, both of us have recently received complaints that candidate signs have been pulled up and in some cases destroyed. We are sure these actions are the work of a small number among us and do not reflect the attitude of our community at large. We are joining together to ask all sides to refrain from engaging in this behavior. It’s mean and reflects badly on one’s own candidates, as well as degrading the quality of political discussion.

We all need to encourage a civilized, open and friendly debate in the community we share, even in the heat of the political season.

Camilla Auger, chair, Pitkin County Democratic Party

Frieda Wallison, chair, Pitkin County Republicans