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Whitsitt: A vote for the Roaring Fork side of Eagle County

A vote for the Roaring Fork side of Eagle County

Election season is upon us. “Almost over” may be the more accurate description. Ballots are mailed this week and I have two Eagle County candidates that I wholeheartedly support.

Kathy Chandler Henry is running for re-election as Eagle County commissioner. I’ve known and worked with her for 20-some years. She was raised in the Eagle Valley and has been a committed educator, business owner, volunteer and trusted elected official. She was my first professor when I returned to college in my late 30s. She was one of the best teachers I ever had, expecting a tremendous amount from her students and of herself. She is committed to representing the Roaring Fork Valley side of Eagle County and shows up consistently as a Roaring Fork Transportation Authority board member to make sure she is there for the many times we need our voice heard on the other side. I trust and admire her more than any elected official I have ever known.

Daric Harvey is running for sheriff and is a new friend. He has great strengths in community policing and currently holds a leadership position in law enforcement in the Vail Police Department. And, most importantly, because I didn’t really know Daric previously, I dug around to discover the important stuff. I sat down and chatted with law enforcement friends I trust from this side of the mountain. They know him and support him unanimously as their unquestionable choice for sheriff. Leadership, experience, transparency and communication are the attributes they pointed to as their reasons for support. The support of fellow law enforcement officers is good enough for me.

They both have websites and phone numbers and I know they would love to hear from you regarding your questions or suggestions.

Please vote for Kathy Chandler Henry for Eagle County commissioner and Daric Harvey for Eagle County sheriff.

Jacque Whitsitt

Mayor of Basalt

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