Letter: A final pitch from Johnson

A final pitch from Johnson

Dear Editor:

I am asking for your vote for mayor of Aspen this Tuesday. While there are other strong and passionate candidates, I feel I am uniquely qualified to lead our community in the right direction.

I have started and manage a business here for the past 20 years. My wife and I are raising our kids here in employee housing. I am very active with several youth sports groups. I have been proud to represent you the past four years as one of your Aspen city councilman. If elected your next mayor, I promise to be approachable, thoughtful and unifying in community interaction, to continue to move this community forward.

I will work to reduce the red tape at City Hall and fight for additional lodging opportunities in Aspen to support our tourist-based economy, Lastly, I will push to reach our goal of using 100 percent renewable energy by 2015, and will be focused on ensuring our affordable housing program is sustainable for the next generation. I am asking for your vote for mayor of Aspen this Tuesday.

Derek Johnson



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