Taylor has served well and should continue to do so
State Sen. Jack Taylor is not the most colorful political candidate of this campaign season. He’s more of a straight-shooter, what-you-see-is-what-you-get politician. What we see is a hard-working, steady force for District 8 worthy of another term.Taylor, the Western Slope’s senior legislator, has 12 years of legislative experience in Colorado – eight years in the House of Representatives – and has shown himself adept at crossing the political aisle in the interest of District 8. And he has been efficient in his work, with 80 percent of his prime sponsor legislation passing.Arguably the biggest issue facing Western Slope voters this season is the battle with the Front Range for water. Taylor fought on behalf of the Western Slope when Referendum A was defeated, and District 8 citizens can be confident he will remain in the fray, fighting on their behalf on water matters.On the tourism front, Taylor has worked tirelessly to promote the state as a member of the Colorado Tourism Board, seeking creative solutions to the lack of state funding.Challenger Jay Fetcher is a solid second choice and should be commended for being open to the needs of Garfield County residents. If Taylor is elected to another term we hope he learns from Fetcher’s efforts and becomes more available to Garfield County concerns, particularly on behalf of areas impacted by the oil and gas industry in District 8.Taylor’s platform of “common sense and business experience” and his background in both business and agriculture have served the needs of District 8 well over the past four years and should continue to do so for the next four.Taylor’s platform of “common sense and business experience” and his background in both business and agriculture have served the needs of District 8 well over the past four years and should continue to do so for the next four.
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