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Dear Editor:

A short time ago I was talking with my neighbor, George Newman, about our neighborhood. I had an idea and I thought George would agree with me. He did, yet he quickly said, “let’s take this to the Emma Caucus [which George and his wife, Liz, founded]; we’re more likely to succeed with the consensus of the Caucus.”

George is smart enough to think for himself and wise enough to know the importance and value of getting the whole community behind a good idea. I thought, that’s real leadership. George will make a great county commissioner.

From bike trails to wilderness, George is out there enjoying our mountain environment. He’ll be a good environmental steward, exercising his sense of balance and consensus-building to be a protector of wildlife and habitat, ranchland and rural values, and recreational open space.

I trust George Newman’s judgment. I hope you’ll join me to get him elected to the Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners. We have a lot of compelling reasons to vote this year and electing George is one of them.

Tom Cardamone

executive director

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies


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