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Write in Curry

Dear Editor:

The two of us are sometimes perceived as having different perspectives on political issues. However, the fact is that we both recognize the vital importance of an independent voice for our district in the state legislature and during this election there is nothing that we feel more strongly about than the need to re-elect Kathleen Curry as our District 61 State Representative.

Kathleen is the only candidate for this office that possesses the knowledge and experience necessary to effectively represent our district. Unlike either of her opponents, she has lived in and worked for the communities within our district for decades. Even more importantly, she is the only member of our legislature that actually has had the courage to stand up to partisanship and put her ethics and commitment to the residents of her district above the desires of a political party.

We find the amount of out-of-state and Front Range money, much of it from sources unwilling to reveal the names of contributors, that is being poured into our area on behalf of partisan candidates both offensive and proof that the parties are putting their selfish interests above those of the citizens of our state. Kathleen’s campaign is funded entirely by individuals who actually live here and not by obscure political PACs, Front Range politicians, or others who may be more interested in placing a member of their party in a house seat than the good of the 61st District.

Those of us who are fed up with ongoing partisan bickering and power grabs want and need people with Kathleen’s courage, knowledge and commitment to doing what’s right representing us. While it will take a little more effort to fill in a box on the ballot and write in her name, the outcome is critical if we are to continue to have a state representative who puts the people of the Western Slope ahead of party dogma.

Mark Gould and Bruce Christensen

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