Torre gets Richards’ vote |

Torre gets Richards’ vote

I’m voting for Torre on June 3, and I hope you’ll join me.

When I look at what needs to be accomplished in the next four years, I know that Torre has the qualities that matter the most. Torre has the ability to truly listen to, respect and honestly work with others to craft solutions. He is smart, fair and optimistic, and looks at old problems with new eyes.

I believe that electing Torre will bring a whole new dynamic to the Aspen City Council. We already have 24 years of combined council experience in the other four council members. Torre will add what has been missing – youthful enthusiasm, idealism and the same positive belief in Aspen’s potential that in the past has made Aspen such a special place.

Torre is a direct link to the younger people in town and the next generation of guests we hope to attract to the resort. He has the energy, determination and drive to help restore our community and economic vitality, and to bring about a better future for Aspen.

A vote for Torre is a vote for cooperation, collaboration, open-mindedness and respect. While we differ on some issues, he shares my concerns, and has a deep commitment to Aspen’s core values – protecting the environment, improving mass transit, supporting the arts, creating quality affordable housing and furthering the public good.

He is just the breath of fresh air that Aspen needs. Your vote June 3 to put Torre on the City Council will ensure the strongest team possible working for our town’s future.

Thanks for your consideration; it’s a big step to recommend a council candidate, but this is too important to Aspen for me to sit back.

Torre is welcoming calls at 920-1126. If you would like to discuss the issues or his support for the arts, affordable housing or the environment.

Rachel E. Richards

Aspen City Council

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