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Letter: Gorst for council

We would like to urge a vote for our friend Jonathan Gorst, running for the at-large seat in the Glenwood Springs City Council race. We have known Jonathan since he moved here a bit over three years ago and have watched as he has jumped into the community with both feet.

He is an excellent musician (and thus a worthy successor to Steve Bershenyi's rich baritone) and lives in the realm where music and business intersect. After working with The Glenwood Vaudeville for a few years, Jonathan purchased the Riviera Supper Club and converted it to a piano bar. He is also working to restore the Durand Opera House within the Eagles Lodge in downtown Glenwood Springs. In his earlier career, he was the musical director for touring shows such as "Phantom of the Opera" and knows that entertainment and music are an essential part of our society.

However, he also understands that for them to thrive there needs to be a business element to the equation, and Jonathan works to achieve that.

Jonathan can bring to the City Council an energetic view of the future that will serve us well as we move beyond the Grand Avenue bridge construction and develop the new vision of Glenwood Springs as a multidimensional destination resort, with a bit of everything for everyone. Please vote for Jonathan Gorst when you cast your ballot for Glenwood Springs city councilor at large.

David and Corrine Merritt
Glenwood Springs

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