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Letter: Ireland the right choice for council

I’ve struggled a bit with the proper role of a sitting councilperson when there are competing candidates for an open seat. Support someone when you may end up serving with another candidate, or stay out of the public conversation? I’ve decided that it’s in all of our interests that I share my thoughts.

I’m voting for Mick Ireland. Why Mick? Personally, I believe he’s the right guy at the right time. We’re losing a strong and caring voice in Dwayne Romero, and I trust Mick to fill this void with intelligence, experience, commitment and compassion.

Mick loves this town and the people in it. Lord knows I haven’t always agreed with his philosophy or his decisions, but his heart does not waver, his vision is strong and clear, and he will fight unto the last for what he believes is right for our community. I can’t ask for more than that.

Strangely, I also believe Mick will be an effective team member on this council. The past two years have shown me very clearly the importance of working together toward common goals, and I feel that Mick will be a strong contributor to this adventure going forward. We may even have some fun doing it. Let’s bring Mick on board, roll up our sleeves and get down to work on the issues that matter.

Best regards.

Art Daily

Aspen City Council