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I just finished voting and that was one of the longer ballots in recent memory. This year, the ballot measures deserve as much attention as the races at the top of the ballot, and I encourage every voter to take the time to understand them.
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I just finished voting and that was one of the longer ballots in recent memory. This year, the ballot measures deserve as much attention as the races at the top of the ballot, and I encourage every voter to take the time to understand them. The measures we pass by statewide referendum can greatly affect our lives.
What concerns me is that the Canyon Courier recently featured an entire article by Joe Webb, former Chair of the Jeffco Republican Party, with what amounted to a laundry list of Republican candidates to vote for. There was no comparable column endorsing the opposing candidates. So in the interest of giving equal space to the Democrats, may I urge support for our fine candidates running on the Democratic slate: Sen. Michael Bennet, Gov. Jared Polis, Secretary of State Jena Griswold, Attorney General Phil Weiser, Treasurer Dave Young, Brittany Pettersen for Congress, Kathy Plomer for State Board of Education, Lisa Cutter for State Senate, and Tammy Story for State Representative. Further down the ballot are talented and well-qualified candidates seeking re-election in Jeffco: County Commissioner Lesley Dahlkemper, County Treasurer Jerry DiTullio, County Assessor Scot Kersgaard, and County Coroner Annette Cannon. Also well worth supporting are Amanda Gonzalez, candidate for County Clerk & Recorder, and Reggie Marinelli, candidate for County Sheriff.
This year, please take the challenge to vote up your ballot instead of down. Start with the ballot measures and the lower level races, and get the facts for yourself on what’s at stake.
Vote as if your civil and constitutional rights, basic civility and human decency, reproductive healthcare, climate change, the rule of law, and democracy itself depend on it. Because they are all on the line this year.
Nancy Friedman, Evergreen
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