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Letter: Tucker running for Silt Board of Trustees

Hello Town of Silt, my name is T.J. Tucker and I am running for a seat in the upcoming election for the board of trustees.

I would like the opportunity to let you know just who I am and where I stand on a few issues. I have been married for 18 years with two teenage children who attend Coal Ridge. We moved here about three years ago when my company relocated us. We have fallen in love with the mountains and the small town living here in Silt.

I believe that if I want to complain about an issue facing our town, I need to be willing to get involved. The No. 1 issue on everyone’s list is the sale of marijuana in our town. I have two teenagers so I see marijuana as a drug; however, the majority of the town doesn’t. So it is here and we have to deal with it. Strict enforcement of the policies and guidelines that have been set in place by the state have to be maintained and regulated.

I am a strong advocate of business growth in our town, It is my goal to see a grocery store open, creating more jobs and sales tax revenue for our town.

We have to create a safe means of travel for our children to Coal Ridge High School. The sidewalks and bike paths end at the city limits. This is unacceptable. The children are at the school day and night year-round. So if your child isn’t on a bus or in a car, they are walking along an unlit Highway 6 that doesn’t have sidewalks. It’s an accident waiting to happen. This must be fixed.

I would appreciate the opportunity to serve my community. I believe a fresh look at the issues facing our town is what we need. Thank you for your time and consideration and, of course, your vote.

T.J. Tucker

Candidate for Silt Board of Trustees

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