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Letter: Trauger best-suited for council

Dan Richardson
Carbondale

It’s election season for City Council and much of the talk is focused on the hot issues. Clearly it’s important to know where the candidates stand, but for me what’s more critical is the ability to work together with the other six members of City Council.

Of all the candidates, the one who is most impressive to me is Kathryn Trauger. She has been proactive in not only becoming informed about the issues, but also engaging the community in thoughtful dialogue. I would argue that this engagement is one of the key elements that differentiates a functional council from a dysfunctional one.

While I respect the efforts of Tony Hershey, both in his work with the district attorney’s office and previous work on Aspen City Council, I wouldn’t list collaboration or community engagement as Tony’s strongest traits. I worked with Tony on a few different issues and found him to be very intelligent and willing to ask tough questions, which I greatly appreciate. But unfortunately I saw a recurring trend of disrespect toward citizens, staff and fellow council members alike. There simply is no place in public office for disrespect.

Kathryn Trauger has already demonstrated community leadership and a dedication to Glenwood Springs and is well deserving of your vote. I would encourage you support her for City Council at large.


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