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Dave Peregoy: Having Mitsch Bush serve on national level will be invaluable

In the Nov. 14 issue, there were two letters to the editor that caught my attention.

The first from Diane Brower regarding our public lands and how we must become stewards of our environment. I could not agree more. She specifically mentions the fact that Congressman Scott Tipton has a poor record when voting on environmental issues that affect our land and  environment.

The second letter was from Chris Ricks who is upset that Diane Mitsch Bush is “deserting her constituents to pursue her whimsical desires” calling her unethical and self indulgent. In my experience Diane Mitsch Bush has proven herself to be an effective state legislator and the next logical step will not be deserting her constituents but rather representing them on an even bigger stage with more at stake. I believe that this is how our political system should work.

In the past several years, Scott Tipton has not held any town hall meetings anywhere in Routt County that I am aware of, despite repeated calls for him to do so. Diane Mitsch Bush on the other hand has been very active, not only hosting town halls but many more less formal meetings as well.

In addition to these meetings, I have found that Diane Mitsch Bush has always been quick to return calls and emails whenever I have had questions or concerns. In my mind this is how our elected representatives should act. I cannot say the same for Mr. Tipton’s office.

I agree that it will be sad to lose Mitsch Bush as our state representative; however, having her represent us on the national level will be invaluable.

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Dave Peregoy