Letters: Weiser for Colorado Attorney General; Students offer big thank you
June 7, 2018
Phil Weiser for Colorado Attorney General
I don't know if in the future this era of politics will be known for the claims of "fake news." One can only hope that this phenomenon of lies and mistrust of serious journalism will fade. But I do believe that this time of mistrusting politicians will be remembered and will continue for a long time.
So when I met Phil Weiser who is running for Colorado Attorney General in the Democratic primary, I immediately felt that I was talking to a man of worth who does not fit the mold of current politicians.
Several months after deciding we would support Phil, my husband and I attended the Democratic State Assembly in Broomfield. Phil's opponent came on stage with his entourage and signs, ready to speak to the crowd. His team did a wonderful job of stirring up the delegates. There were 40 plus supporters who stood behind him and waved their banners. The crowd chanted his name.
My husband and I nearly shrank into our seats. We had been told that Phil would not want his volunteers on stage with him. "Why not?" we asked ourselves.
Then after the mass of people had quieted, Phil Weiser came on stage with his wife, his two children and his parents. He spoke of his experience as a professor and dean at the University of Colorado Law School and his work in the Obama administration, but truthfully, I can't say I remember the exact words of his speech. It was his love of his family and his commitment to working for Coloradans at a state and national level that came through loud and clear. His sincerity won over the crowd; he received 52 percent of the delegate vote.
Phil has worked as a law clerk to Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Byron White. He knows Colorado's needs and the influence that he can have on national issues. Now he is committed to continue his work as our state's Attorney General. I will vote for Phil Weiser and encourage all independent and Democratic voters to go to http://www.PhilForColorado.com to hear him speak and to read about his experiences and his hopes for the future of our state. I will vote for Phil because I believe he has the potential to be a statesman. That is what we need. Not another typical politician.
Linda Spaet, Granby
Students offer big thank you
East Grand Middle School sixth graders would like to send out an enormous thank you to the community volunteers that made our May 24, sixth-grade Health Fair a huge success. Thank you to Classic Air Medical, Granby Fire, Grand County EMS, Granby Police, John Kacik/Crossfit Thin Air, Grand Futures, Grand County Advocates, Headwater Trail Alliance, Grand County Public Health and Chris's Water Safety. We appreciate all of these generous volunteers for donating their time to help make us more aware and knowledgeable and to make lifelong safe and healthy choices.
East Grand Middle School 6th grade class