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Truden the best candidate

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Dear Editor:It was my pleasure to have met Colleen Truden several years ago through her activities with Colorado West Mental Health. I have been pleased to call her a friend ever since that first meeting. It has been with interest that I have watched her campaign for district attorney progress over the past five months.I keep reading comments made by Mac Myers and Lawson Wills to the effect that Colleen is only supported by law enforcement because they see her as a person who will be a “puppet” for what is supposedly their personal agendas. I support Colleen, and I believe others support Colleen, because she is an educated, organized, class act. Anyone who believes she is some simpering female waiting for the men of the 9th Judicial District to tell her what to do doesn’t know Colleen.The other issue that Mac and Lawson have tried to make a lot of mileage on is her lack of prosecuting experience. I guess they have forgotten that there was a day that they walked into the district attorney’s office for the first time. Colleen has the education and experience to make her a fine district attorney. Prosecuting is only part of the story, as Mac himself said in an interview with the Aspen newspaper; the district attorney’s primary function is to be an administrator. And she has plenty of experience in that area.I encourage every registered Republican to vote in the primary election on Aug. 10. I also encourage you to vote for the best candidate for district attorney, Colleen Truden.Paula DavisRangely


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