Schwartz gets the positive word out | AspenTimes.com

Schwartz gets the positive word out

(This letter was originally addressed to the residents of Senate District 5.)Dear Editor:I have been traveling almost non-stop throughout the 11 counties of Senate District 5 for the past 10 months, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. In my recent visits to your communities, however, some of you have voiced concerns about the amount of negative advertising in all of the races, including my own race for state Senate.I am writing to let you know that I share your concern. Most importantly, I am writing to make sure you understand that not one piece of negative advertising has come from me or my campaign.Until recently, all of the negative ads that you’ve been exposed to in the state senate race, on both sides, were created and paid for by independent political action groups or so-called “527’s.” But in the last weeks of this campaign, unfortunately, my opponent, Lewis Entz, has gone negative as well. Despite his repeated promises never to do so, Lew Entz has chosen to attack me personally in a Karl Rove style that has no place in Senate District 5.I committed to the people of the 5th Senate District that I would never stoop to negative ads – I never have and never will. I am a person who prides myself on being positive and being honest. At the beginning of this race, I signed the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado’s 2006 Code of Civility Pledge, and I have honored that pledge to stay positive throughout the campaign.I believe that you should vote for a person based on what they stand for and will fight for. You can absolutely count on me to fight to keep our water in the basins of Senate District 5. I will fight to make sure that “Not One Drop” of our water is taken to the Front Range. I will fight for a better education for our kids, for renewable energy, to preserve our family farms and ranches, and to raise the minimum wage.I will roll up my sleeves and work tirelessly every day to protect and advance the interests of everyone in this Senate district. You have my word on that, and everyone who knows me, knows that my word is good. I would very much appreciate your vote for State Senate on or before Nov. 7. Thank you.Gail SchwartzCandidate for State Senate District 5

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