Letter to the editor

Posted 10/15/18

Despite being purple in voter registration and winning state and local seats, Democrats have never won any of these county positions. It is time to end this way of winning elections and elect the …

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Letter to the editor

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Despite being purple in voter registration and winning state and local seats, Democrats have never won any of these county positions. It is time to end this way of winning elections and elect the candidates that are best suited for the positions. Vote for these qualified Democratic candidates: Tylor Brown for Arapahoe County Sheriff, Joan Lopez for Arapahoe County Clerk, and PK Kaiser for Arapahoe County Assessor.

Susan Meeker

Littleton

Vote no on 112

I work in the oil and gas industry, and it goes without saying that oil and gas is a major part of my life. What I’m willing to bet you don’t realize is that even if you don’t, oil and gas is a major part of your life, too. That’s why I’m encouraging you to vote no on Proposition 112.

Proposition 112 will make setbacks for drilling 2,500 feet from any occupied building, waterway and other “areas of special concern” which are areas that haven’t even been determined yet by local governments. In effect, Proposition 112 will disallow new oil and gas drilling on 85 percent of the private and state lands in Colorado. The oil and gas industry cannot survive here if you remove this much inventory.

How this affects you is that Colorado-produced oil and gas contributes substantially to the services we all use and the quality of life we all enjoy. We’re talking $30 billion in GDP. Hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue that goes to things like K-12 funding, municipal services like fire districts, and low-cost energy that heats our homes and cooks our food. Remove locally-produced energy from the equation and your bills are going to go up.

So don’t vote no on Proposition 112 for my sake. Do it for all of ours.

Justin Shoulders

Englewood

Vote for Kaiser

PK Kaiser was born in India during war time. His parents first belonged to a united India after the battle line was drawn, and his family found themselves in the new state of Pakistan. PK quickly came to an understanding of the fragile nature of political systems and the value of democracy.

PK has lived in many places around the world, including Thailand. In every new community, he rolled up his sleeves and went to work with and for the people. As he witnessed varying degrees of governments, social structures and political systems, he grew even more committed to the ideal of justice and equality—the chief tenets of democracy.

PK waited 17 years before he was eligible to earn his United States citizenship. He remembers it as the day where his commitment to serving people could be fully actualized. He’s had the privilege of a multi-state, multi-country and multi-cultural education that make him uniquely qualified to serve as the Arapahoe County assessor.

PK’s life’s mission is to ensure the promise of government remains aligned with the interests of the people. This is a man dedicated to transparency and accountability. As county assessor he will protect property tax dollars, increase exemptions for seniors and work to expand affordable housing. PK Kaiser is a man with integrity and a long history of public- and private-sector service providing him an in depth understanding of how government works, and why good candidates are so badly needed. This election please join me in electing PK Kaiser.

Angela Engel

Littleton

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