I have known John Young, candidate for Pitkin County commissioner, as a friend and business partner for over 20 years. John and his wife Linda Vieira are steadfast, hard working, honest and caring people. These are the traits I would expect from any public servant. As a county commissioner, knowledge and experience in the resort industry and local government operations is also key. John possesses both. He has worked in the resort industry and has a consulting business involved in the development of employee housing in many western resort communities. John has been employed by Pitkin County as a trails director, worked on our roads and bridges, and served as the town manager of Snowmass Village. He has dedicated many hours to volunteer service and currently serves on the Basalt Fire Board.
There is no question in my mind that John will make an excellent county commissioner, and I urge you to vote for him in the upcoming primary election on June 26.