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Dear Editor:Im writing in support of Derek Johnson for City Council. My fellow co-workers and I have known Derek for years. I have personally known Derek since 1997, when I first moved here and started working for him at D&E Snowboard Shop. In that time I have been lucky enough to have seen him grow his family and his business into what some might call an ideal Aspen life. Having worked with Derek on all sorts of projects and ventures, I have come to trust and believe in what he says, does and thinks. Derek is the first person to listen to anyone with a concern, and more importantly considers everything that those people are saying. Derek has successfully began and operated a small business in Aspen and has helped build it into a larger, successful and award-winning business with more than 200 employees. In addition, he has worked with great effect on projects for the Aspen Skiing Co. and the city of Aspen. Derek helped restart the Aspen football program and is one of the most dedicated fathers I have ever seen. My fellow co-workers and I believe that Derek is the right man for the job, as we are in a new world climate that no one has ever seen, and there is no one I trust more to make the right decisions for Aspen and more importantly for the citizens of Aspen than Derek Johnson. Nick BlastosAspen


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