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Dalessandri has earned my vote

Dear Editor,

This has been an interesting summer for a lot of folks in West Glenwood. I don’t know if we will ever see another summer like this – I hope we never do.

When a fire called Coal Seam devastated West Glenwood on June 8, homes were destroyed and people’s lives were changed. During those traumatic three days when the fire raged, and the days and months following, when the mudslides arrived, Tom Dalessandri and his staff were there for me and my family.



On June 8, when I stepped out my front door and saw flames 40 feet away, the terror and panic I felt was indescribable. The next thing I saw was a sheriff’s deputy screaming into the driveway yelling “Get out, get out now!” He then went door to door in our neighborhood, making certain people knew the severity of the situation.

During this sheriff’s campaign there has been a lot of rhetoric about response. But when the heat was on, I was impressed with the response of Dalessandri and his staff.



During the days of the fire, then the mudslides, Tom Dalessandri answered every call, addressed every question and worked tirelessly to ease my stress during some very difficult and frustrating times.

On June 8 and throughout the summer, Tom Dalessandri and his staff were there for me and my family. On Nov. 5, I plan to be there for him.

With eight solid years as Garfield County Sheriff and proven leadership under fire, Tom Dalessandri not only deserves my vote, Tom Dalessandri has earned my vote.

Thank you,

Dale Shrull

West Glenwood Springs


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