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Letter: Voting record, not labels, matter

Voting record, not labels, matter

As an incumbent, Rob Ittner runs on his record as a county commissioner, one that demonstrates concerns for the entire county and includes a pattern of well-reasoned positions within the mainstream of the entire board. The recent spate of letters seeking to paint him with pejorative labels such as “Republican,” “pro-growth,” and “right wing,” all fail to come to grips with what matters: his actual performance as an elected official.

Those following the workings of the Board of County Commissioners know that Ittner comes to meetings prepared, asks thoughtful questions, and promotes unity — not discord — and has voted with the best interests of the county clearly in mind. He does not represent any special interests and brings to the table the mindset of a successful local businessman who is well aware of the values the citizens consider important. He does not need this job, but serves out of public interest.

The critics do not and cannot point to any substantive reason why he should not be re-elected. His endorsements run the gambit of all persuasions (including this liberal registered Democrat) because he is the best person for the position. Pitkin County has made great strides with him on the board and Rob Ittner deserves another term to continue his outstanding efforts of the last four years.

Neil B. Siegel


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