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Letter: McDavid

Letter to The Editor:

It’s a new day for Grand County government. The old has passed away and we have a chance to make things new again. Spring is a long way off but buds are already on the aspen branches, to me this is a picture of where we are in this county, waiting for a season of blooms and growth. I want to thank James Newberry for the many years of service he gave this county. His resignation and plea bargain make it clear even James should know he had broken the law and the trust we in Grand County placed in him. We can thank him for the good he has done and wish him the best in something other than public service. Having said that, we should not dwell on the recent past and all the accusation and hurt they have brought. Instead, we ought to think about all the good things we have in Grand County.

The Democratic Party has the task of appointing a county commissioner to complete James’ term. Eleven people will in effect vote for us all. The rest of us can only pray they pick a person capable to carry out the business of us all. We need a competent, humble person, one whose main qualification is serving Grand County’s citizens. They have the job of putting all Grand County first. We will all have an opportunity to vote for the position they fill in less than a year. As a registered Republican I have voted for James more than once. If they pick a public servant one that would put Grand County ahead of party, friend, family or constituency, they would likely get my vote next year. We must be able to think of all those in government as public servants not public officials They should all look for ways to serve the people. A real leader is one who serves.

Don McDavid


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