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Letter: Four more years for Ittner

Four more years for Ittner

I am writing in support of another four-year term for Rob Ittner, Pitkin County Board of Commissioners chairman. In his first four years in office, Rob has brought a balanced perspective to the job by virtue of being a successful business owner as well as an avid outdoor recreation enthusiast who understands the need to protect our environment. It has been especially rewarding to have a commissioner who has been so supportive of conservation and the efforts by the Wilderness Workshop, Thompson Divide Coalition and others to designate new areas of wildlands protection and ward off unnecessary resource extraction. As a Republican, Rob brings a much needed bipartisan balance to these efforts. If our Congress had more moderate Republicans like Rob, much of the political rancor and partisan posturing that currently paralyzes our national government would evaporate. We need sensible and balanced elected officials, and Rob symbolizes the type of reasoned and creative thinking that makes government work

Rob's opponent is a very nice person, but she has already served 12 years as a county commissioner and was term-limited out of office four years ago. Now she is back for another run, but do we really want our local elected officials to become career politicians? On balance, therefore, Rob Ittner seems eminently well-qualified to serve as our commissioner for another four years, and I urge you to give him your vote.

Andy Wiessner

Snowmass