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Vote Garrow and Ludwig for regents

Dear Editor:

It’s easy to miss the election of University of Colorado regents in a hotly contested election like this one. Please don’t do it.

We have two contests on our ballot this year. One is for regent at-large and the other is regent for the 3rd Congressional District. In the educational scheme we have today, critical-thinking skills are seemingly becoming the exclusive purview of our higher-educational institutions, like CU. We need to have people in the regent positions that believe this. This year we are very fortunate to have two such people vying for your vote.

Keep in mind that these are unpaid positions! Jessica Garrow, candidate in the 3rd District, has spent her entire summer traveling the district. At last count, 15,000 miles. Her commitment to working for the betterment of CU and higher education convinces me that she is the person we need in this position. By the way, she has continued with her full-time job while doing this. You can learn more about her at http://www.jessicagarrow.com.

In the at-large race, we have Stephen Ludwig, an incumbent. This race is state-wide, and I have no doubt that Ludwig has an equally impressive travel resume; I met him in Rifle early one morning in September. His record as regent is impressive. He has fought for things like collaboration with other institutions so students can transfer credits easily and has worked tirelessly to acquire private funds to support CU with research, facilities and tuition help. You can learn more about Stephen at http://www.voteregentludwig.com.

These candidates are a credit to our state and to CU and deserve all our votes!

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David Mead

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