Letter: Jim and Charlie – two powerhouse candidates

I’ve had the outstanding pleasure of working alongside both Jim Ingraham and Charlie Willman for almost 1 ½ years on the Financial Advisory Board (FAB) for the city, and I can personally attest to their deep sense of community, thoughtfulness, business prowess and common sense.

Jim’s exceptional career in the world of corporate America finance is a huge benefit for FAB and especially City Council. He takes the complex, and boils it down into practical and understandable equations and prioritizes those potential next steps — all in a manner that is consistent with the hometown values of Glenwood and it’s citizenry. Jim is not afraid to take on the tough issues head-on, and make the difficult and yet “grown up” choices that must be made in the best interests of our community. His positive, yet realistic optimism is that of a statesman — even in a sometimes cynical political environment.

Charlie has given many years of service to this community, and really knows Glenwood inside and out. His dedication started as a young attorney for the city in the early ’80s serving as city attorney for four years. When it comes to understanding local issues, the history, and working with folks from all walks of life, Charlie is the man that brings perspective and a pragmatic approach for moving ahead. His selfless giving to our youth on the Mock Trial program, his visionary efforts with the Downtown Development Authority and many other local causes, has been an inspiration to all of us.

Please consider these two exceptionally qualified candidates for City Council. I can tell you that they both deeply care and are clear headed about what to do in moving Glenwood forward financially, in a practical down to earth manner. Vote “Yes” for Jim Ingraham for City Council at large, and “Yes” for Charlie Willman for City Council Ward 3.

Dan Sullivan

Glenwood Springs

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