Letter to the editor: Vote Arn Menconi for Senate District 8 in June 30 primary | SummitDaily.com

Letter to the editor: Vote Arn Menconi for Senate District 8 in June 30 primary

Serving as a state legislator is a part-time job. But Summit County’s state senate district, Senate District 8, consists of seven counties – from Breckenridge north to Wyoming and west to Utah. Serving in the Senate District 8 seat is more than a full-time job! It is working with people of all political stripes, and it’s driving hours and hours to get to the far-flung communities of Craig, Walden, Winter Park, Battlement Mesa, Steamboat Springs and of course our Summit County towns.

Here is why I believe Democrat Arn Menconi is the person for the job:

  • He served two terms as Eagle County commissioner working to support child care, affordable housing, smart growth, open space and more
  • He never stops reaching out to hear from every possible voter
  • He is a progressive who walks his talk, working during a lifetime of public and nonprofit service to get things done and improve communities
  • He genuinely understands the diversity of Senate District 8 and its many needs — accessible and affordable health care for all, preserving our wonderful outdoor environment, working to reverse human-caused climate change, high-speed broadband everywhere for full access to the 21st century, and an on-the-ground approach to economic development and diversification

Rural Colorado is always at risk of losing employers, losing jobs, losing economic vitality – even after the pandemic recession (or depression) ends. Our Colorado Senate district deserves a strong candidate who understands the perseverance it takes to advocate successfully for northwest Colorado while working under the gold dome in Denver. This is not a glorified part-time job to add to your resume. It is full-time work serving the people and communities of our region.

The primary election is June 30. If you are voting in the Democratic primary, I urge you to support Menconi for Senate District 8.

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