Zuker is a community asset
I was very surprised Monday to receive a call from Hugh Zuker telling me he was going to withdraw from the sheriff’s race. Hugh had the courage to run for public office and made his life open for examination, a tremendous demonstration of commitment. Hugh is a good person, a dedicated volunteer, and of great character.
While I was looking forward to openly and honestly discussing our community’s needs and values with Hugh, I understand his reasons for withdrawing.
It is my experience that opposing views often bring out the best discussions, and offer a great opportunity to learn. The debate will continue with the remaining candidates and will be positively shaped by the issues raised by Hugh. I’m sorry he will not be a part of it.
I am confident Hugh will continue to serve the community he loves with tremendous heart and obvious commitment. We are lucky to have him as a citizen of Pitkin County.
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Pitkin County administrators are proposing a more than $142 million budget for 2020, which is about $6 million less than this year because of fewer construction projects and capital improvements.