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September 27, 2012
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LETTER: Questions for Dan Robinson only he can answer

During the course of Dan Robinson's run against incumbent Ray Scott for the Colorado State House in District 55, ethical questions have arisen about pro-bono legal services he offered in behalf of undocumented immigrants. Robinson will likely have to address yet another question about a potential conflict of interest on his part as a member of the Board of Trustees for Colorado Mesa University.

Dan Robinson (D) is an attorney and he is also the current Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Colorado Mesa University. It appears that unless he steps down he is set to become Chairman of the Board next year. Since these trustee positions are appointed by the governor's office its seems to be a huge conflict of interest for Robinson to be running for a legislative position while also filling a office appointed by the executive branch.

Has Dan Robinson used his position at CMU to influence his run for the State House? Is it beyond the realm of possibility that Robinson, who denies that he has given aid to illegal aliens despite documentation to the contrary, would also misuse his position at the local university? Only he can answer that.

At any rate, Robinson's run for State House looks highly suspect.

Marjorie Haun

Grand Junction


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