Election 2010 Endorsement: Write-in ‘Curry’ for common sense in the State House | PostIndependent.com

Election 2010 Endorsement: Write-in ‘Curry’ for common sense in the State House

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

In her six years in the State House of Representatives, Kathleen Curry, of Gunnison, has truly represented the kind of independent thinking that defines the diverse rural mountain communities that make up Colorado’s House District 61.

And, while incumbents of all political stripes are finding it hard to hold on to their seats in this season of political discontent, it’s Curry’s brand of common sense politics, as opposed to toe-the-line partisan politics, that makes her a breath of fresh air, even as an incumbent.

We feel Curry’s move to leave the Democratic Party last year and become an unaffiliated independent legislator, as bold and risky as it was, is exactly what voters are desperately seeking in their elected representatives and candidates this election.

In addition, Curry can be counted on to take a consistent and thoughtful stand on the issues that are important to the constituents in her district, not some prescribed platform that may not necessarily serve those interests.

She also brings an educated and persuasive point of view on the water issues that affect Colorado as a whole, and, in turn, relate to so many other important issues, from agriculture and energy development to recreation and tourism. Her voice in these matters is invaluable.

For these reasons, we believe Curry deserves another term in the State House.

But it won’t be an easy feat. She faces a tough re-election bid against Roger Wilson, a Democrat from Glenwood Springs, and Luke Korkowski, a Republican from Mt. Crested Butte, two worthy candidates who stand behind their respective party’s principles.

Their names are printed on the ballot, but because of antiquated election laws that are simply unfair to unaffiliated candidates, Curry’s is not.

In order to cast a vote for Curry, supporters must write her name on the write-in line provided on the ballot and fill in the accompanying box in order for the vote to count.

So, for a vote against the status quo bickering of partisan politics and a vote for independent representation, vote “Kathleen Curry” for House District 61.

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