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Letter: Sullivan: We proved our point

Michael Sullivan
Spring Valley

I started this endeavor with one goal, one point, really. I wanted to prove that a voice was missing on the BOCC, a formidable opinion that exists from the Roaring Fork Valley to Parachute. Today, with the help of so many people, I believe that I have accomplished that goal and more.

The numbers back me up: 65 percent of Carbondale (precincts 1-4) voted in favor of our platform. In the Roaring Fork Valley (1-8), 59 percent voted yes to our message.

Fifty-seven of District One (1-10), the seat contested, voted Sullivan. I’m proud of that. It validates my point. Countywide, more than a third, 42 percent, voted for our stand on the issues.

I congratulate Tom on his victory and a very well-run campaign. Yet I can’t help but wonder if perhaps the system needs an adjustment to more accurately reflect the will of the people. We deserve a seat at the table. I’ll continue to work on that.

To my circle of advisers, friends and colleagues on the street, I extend my sincere appreciation for your encouragement, time and expert advice. To my financial supporters, thank you for the opportunity to build a base that will continue to grow. To Chairman Shivley and my fellow Democrats, thank you for the honor. To my bride, I simply could not have done it without you.

Our task today is to grow from our solid base, learn from our mistakes and adjust our strategies. As for me, I’ll continue to promote our very valid opinion at every opportunity. I hope you do the same.

Thank you for the honor and privilege of representing your voice.


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