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True representation

Dear Editor:

Let’s be real about who has this region’s best interests in mind when it comes to representing us in the state Senate. It is Ken Brenner.

Ken is a lifelong resident of this district, which includes Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Eagle, Vail, Steamboat Springs, New Castle, Craig and Rifle. That alone makes him different than his opponent.

Ken grew up on a ranch outside Steamboat Springs. He worked as a ski coach, started his own small business, served on the Steamboat Springs City Council and raised a family there. He understands what makes this part of Colorado so special. He appreciates the land and all the bounty it provides. He has a balanced, common-sense view about what we all need to do to live here.

His opponent, Al White, has spent less than a year living in Senate District 8. White is a Winter Park business owner and homeowner who moved his official “residence” to Hayden in order to qualify to run for this district.

White is a career politician who is looking to keep his grip on power, even if it means abandoning his longtime home to do so. White is all about serving his own need for power, not our needs for good representation.

Our communities are under enormous pressure to develop energy resources, divert our water to the Front Range, house ever-growing workforces, educate our children, maintain roads and transit systems, and responsibly manage the land and environment. We need someone in the state Senate who truly understands our needs.

Ken Brenner has made a lifelong commitment to this area. I cannot think of a better person to represent us in the state Senate.

Allyn Harvey

Carbondale


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