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Rappaport steady at helm

Dear Editor:

It’s great to see Glenn Rappaport running for mayor of Basalt, and I certainly hope he wins his race. I’ve known Glenn since he was a young ski instructor here in Aspen. In fact he lived in a cabin on our property, where he traded chores like plowing the road in exchange for rent. As a young architect, he was similarly resourceful and renovated the “Black Shack,” formerly a coal shed in an Aspen alley, to make himself a business office. He has kept the name “Black Shack Architecture” ever since.

We’ve been friends since those days, and he’s also stepfather to two of my grandchildren. He’s a great dad, very devoted and supportive of his kids. Glenn is a steady hand, calm and thoughtful, and deeply committed to the people of Basalt, where he makes his home. He’s worked with many civic organizations and won numerous awards for his good works. His experience on the Basalt Town Council is excellent preparation for the job of mayor.

Glenn can be trusted to look at all sides of an issue, to do his very best to solve any problem in a way that’s fair, and to meet his goal of finding an answer that really benefits the community.

Connie Harvey


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