Letter: Hershey will stand up for what’s right
I am writing in support of Tony Hershey for Glenwood Springs City Council. Tony is running in a three-way race for the at-large seat.
I have known Tony since the late 1970s, and can say that he has a strong sense of right and wrong, and an established record of acting on those convictions.
An example of Tony’s leadership can be found in our regional transit system. Tony was a strong opponent of the commuter rail that was proposed between Glenwood Springs and Aspen in the late 1990s. He said at the time that he thought regional bus systems made more sense, and backed it up by coming out strongly in favor of the vote to create the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority. It was a brave stance, because many of his fellow opponents of rail also opposed regional bus service.
Tony stood out then because he was willing to alienate mass transit supporters by opposing rail, and then alienate the mass transit opponents by supporting the vote on the taxes and intergovernmental agreement that allowed for the creation of the regional bus system we enjoy today.
Tony also spent four years on Aspen City Council, and has served under two district attorneys, handling juvenile cases that came before the 9th District Court. He understands the challenges that the community faces, and will stand up for what he thinks is right.
I don’t always agree with Tony politically, but I do respect his conviction and his dedication to the community. Vote Hershey for City Council.
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