I am 55, have lived in Aspen since ’71, and am active politically. My rightie buddies call me a leftie and my leftie buddies call me a rightie. I have never been registered as a Republican or a Democrat — ever. I also have never endorsed or publicly supported any specific candidate in my life, ever. This is in part selfishly oriented because I do not wish to offend any of those with whom I may eventually be working; but also I just never liked the idea of breaking up into teams to battle for an election. I know, very naïve, what can I say; it just seems like dealing with each other from a place of respect and seeking mutual benefit is far more difficult to attain when politics is turned into a team sport where one side wins and the other loses.
I am breaking my “no endorsement” promise to myself and supporting Art Daily for Aspen City Council because I know Art well enough to believe that he will be fair, open and respectful to every person in the Aspen community, regardless of what team they are on — if any. We never all agree around here and I think having a smart, dedicated, open minded guy like Art on council to navigate these very turbulent Aspen waters is a good idea. So vote for Art.