Letter: My wife for state Senate
I’m Del Bush, a Republican, also known as “Mr. Emily Tracy.” My wife, Emily Tracy, is the Democratic candidate running for Colorado’s state Senate District 8, a district including not only Garfield County, but also six other beautiful counties of northwest Colorado. I urge everyone to support Emily not just because she’s my wife, but because she’s the best for the job. Emily is bright, sharp, educated, informed, competent and as honest as the day is long. Believe me, she cannot, will not, does not have it in her to tell a lie … and she’s got a lifetime of learning, decisions and experience that add up to wisdom.
Emily has exemplary elective experience, having served two terms on the City Council of Canon City. She won re-election by a landslide despite being a Democrat in a quite conservative city. She has solid economic development accomplishments. While on the council, she served on the Fremont County economic development committee that won the supermax prison for the county, which today contributes significantly to the economy of the whole area. She also served on the original Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) committee (a Gov. Romer appointee) which recommended use of lottery money to fund GOCO. Today, Senate District 8 (including Garfield County) benefits from numerous GOCO projects. She’s also an alumnus of the Bighorn Center for Public Policy.
Obviously, Emily is a public policy geek who is a workhorse and loves trying to resolve problems in our state and its towns, counties, special districts, etc. When elected, she will answer and return calls, reply to emails and letters, and will eagerly ask what problems need to be addressed along with ideas on how to solve them. She will visit the counties and towns in Senate District 8, seeking out what people in the district want/need her to do as their senator.
Finally, she’s trained and experienced in mediation and facilitation, so Emily is exceptionally well-prepared to take on the Republican/Democrat partisan divide in Denver and work across the aisles to find solutions. Emily will humbly work for everyone in Senate District 8 regardless of party affiliation.
So I urge Garfield County voters to vote for Emily Tracy not only because she’s my wife, but because they want to benefit from her good judgment, as I do every day here at home.
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