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Whitsitt for mayor

Dear Editor:

Because of her eclectic array of experiences in representing and protecting the interests of average people throughout the Roaring Fork Valley, I believe Jacque Whitsitt would make an excellent mayor for the Town of Basalt.

I have lived in Basalt for more than 25 years, and during that time, I’ve witnessed firsthand her work with such diverse entities as the town of Basalt, Colorado Mountain College, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority and the Mid-Valley Trails Committee. Jacque is a thoughtful listener and facilitator, bringing together people from diverse backgrounds, and with differing interests and goals.

During this time I’ve watched Basalt experience its own growing pains. While growth is inevitable and oftentimes desirable, it needs to be managed and directed in a sustainable and prudent way that benefits the community.

With people today more sensitive to the potentially negative outcomes related to special-interest groups having too much influence on governments at all levels, it’s reassuring to know that we have the opportunity to elect someone like Jacque to help guide and protect the people’s interests during the next several years.

I hope you’ll agree and vote for Jacque Whitsitt for mayor of Basalt.

Paul Hilts


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