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Letter: Stepp will listen to all sides, speak for the underrepresented

We are very fortunate to live in a democracy, but our system only works when there are checks and balances and multiple perspectives are considered and debated. Therefore, we strive to have people from different parties represent us locally, and at the state and national level. For the past eight years, Garfield County has had one-dimensional representation; all three of our commissioners represent the views of the same political party. It doesn’t matter which party is represented, either way, when this happens only a portion of our population is represented.

As a former Garfield County commissioner, I have experienced the importance of discussing all sides of an issue before making policy decisions. This isn’t currently happening, but when it does, better decisions are made for the benefit of everyone.

This year, we have an opportunity to elect a strong, thoughtful candidate with an extensive business background to the county commission, a person who will bring that different perspective to the table. Paula Stepp will listen to all sides, speak for the currently underrepresented, and work with her colleagues to create policy that will benefit our community at large. Please join me in voting for Paula Stepp for Garfield County commissioner! Your vote counts!

Trési Houpt

Glenwood Springs

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