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Dear Editor:There are many reasons why you should vote for me, Tom McBrayer, for county commissioner. I have an excellent educational background, I have substantive experience with large organizations and working with diverse groups of people. I understand and believe in the democratic process and representative government. I have an analytical mind and am able to synthesize information in multiple contexts.Most importantly, I believe in the constitution, in representative government, in our individual rights, and our personal responsibilities. I believe in our obligation to be involved in society, to vote, to contribute, to be productive, and to protect the rights of others. Another reason to vote for me are the actions of my opponent, Commissioner Dorothea Farris. Here’s an example:On Oct. 4, the Crystal River Caucus held it’s regular meeting. I was there, and Commissioner Farris was there. A motion, which included sending a letter to Pitkin County, was properly made, seconded, and passed by those assembled. On Oct. 5, the caucus co-moderator received an e-mail from Commissioner Farris demanding that the letter not be sent because sending the letter would cause the caucus’s “creditability” to be questioned. Since when does a county commissioner have veto power over a local caucus? These actions are unconscionable and plain wrong!The purpose of the caucus is to provide our commissioners with information about the will of the people. It is totally inappropriate for a commissioner to try to manipulate this process.As an elected official, I will do my level best to represent my constituency, rather than telling them what to think.Please vote for Tom McBrayer for District 5, Pitkin County commissioner, on Nov. 2.Tom McBrayerCarbondale


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