Letter: There is no good reason to petition to recall Beth Melton | SteamboatToday.com

Letter: There is no good reason to petition to recall Beth Melton

I was surprised to read the article in the June 19 edition of the Steamboat Pilot & Today about a committee that was filed with the state to recall County Commissioner Beth Melton.

In 2018, Beth won her seat on the Routt County Board of Commissioners with a substantial majority of electors voting for her. She campaigned on a bipartisan platform of working to making life better for all county residents. I haven’t seen or heard about her taking any action since her election that should prompt someone to initiate a recall petition against her. She has only done what she said she would do when she was unanimously elected by the citizens in 2018.

If a large group of people were concerned about anything she has done, there would be more of a public outcry as Routt County residents have never been shy about expressing their opinions about their elected officials. There is no good reason to petition for a recall election that could cost us taxpayers up to as much as $100,000 when the individual in question has done their job in an open, impartial, bipartisan manner.

Nancy Stahoviak
Retired Routt County commissioner

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